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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perseus Books
Publication date April 1, 1998
Pages 133
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780201360806
ISBN-10 0201360802
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $22.00
Other format details sci/tech
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
In a series of previously unpublished lectures given at the University of Washington in 1963, one of the century's leading physicists reveals his thoughts on such diverse subjects as religion, life, politics, and science. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Many appreciate Richard P. Feynman's contributions to twentieth-century physics, but few realize how engaged he was with the world around him—how deeply and thoughtfully he considered the religious, political, and social issues of his day. Now, a wonderful book—based on a previously unpublished, three-part public lecture he gave at the University of Washington in 1963—shows us this other side of Feynman, as he expounds on the inherent conflict between science and religion, people's distrust of politicians, and our universal fascination with flying saucers, faith healing, and mental telepathy. Here we see Feynman in top form: nearly bursting into a Navajo war chant, then pressing for an overhaul of the English language (if you want to know why Johnny can't read, just look at the spelling of “friend”); and, finally, ruminating on the death of his first wife from tuberculosis. This is quintessential Feynman—reflective, amusing, and ever enlightening.


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Hardcover
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from Perseus Books (April 1, 1998); titled "The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist"
9780201360806 | details & prices | 133 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $22.00
About: In a series of previously unpublished lectures given at the University of Washington in 1963, one of the century's leading physicists reveals his thoughts on religion, life, politics, and science
Paperback
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from Gardners Books (September 6, 2007); titled "The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-scientist"
9780141031446 | details & prices | 144 pages | List price $16.65
This edition also contains The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist, The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist
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from Basic Books (April 5, 2005); titled "The Meaning of it All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist"
9780465023943 | details & prices | 133 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.99
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from Perseus Books (October 1, 1999)
9780738201665 | details & prices | 133 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $15.00
About: In a series of previously unpublished lectures given at the University of Washington in 1963, one of the century's leading physicists reveals his thoughts on religion, life, politics, and science
CD/Spoken Word
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With Raymond Todd (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (August 1, 2007); titled "The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist"
9781433201738 | details & prices | 1 pages | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $19.95
About: In a series of lectures given at the University of Washington in 1963, one of the century's leading physicists reveals his thoughts on religion, life, politics, and science.
With Raymond Todd (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (August 1, 2007); titled "The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist"
9781433202858 | details & prices | 6.75 × 6.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $27.00
About: In a series of lectures given at the University of Washington in 1963, one of the century's leading physicists reveals his thoughts on religion, life, politics, and science.

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