Feynman, Richard P - Easy and Not-So-Easy Pieces - ( Item 126125 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2008. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Introduced by Roger Penrose. Bound in buckram. Set in Times. 12 pages of colour plates. Size: 9" x 5¾", 280 pages. No ordinary teacher and communicator, Richard Feynman possessed a particular genius. A Nobel prize winner in 1965, his was one of the most brilliant scientific minds of his generation. In a series of landmark lectures at the California Institute of Technology in the early 1960s, Feynman succeeded in explaining the essentials of physics with a unique accessibility and an irresistible sense of theatre. Published as Six Easy Pieces: The Fundamentals of Physics Explained and Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry and Space-Time, they became required reading for would-be scientists throughout the world and now form this special single-volume edition. In chapters on atoms, energy, gravitation, quantum force, the relationship of physics to other subjects, and an explication of Einstein's theory of relativity, Feynman employs his trademark technique of analogy to illuminate the way the world works. With vigour, wit and an enthusiasm that jumps off the page, he equates physics to a game of chess in which the rules are learned through observation, likens the universe to a glass of wine ('all life is fermentation'), explains atom size by comparing the sizes of an apple and the Earth, and even relates the law of conservation energy to drying oneself with wet towels. Along the way he asks, and answers, fundamental questions about the limits of scientific enquiry. If your memories of science books are of dry and dusty tomes written in a secret language, this mind-bending collection published to mark the 20th anniversary of Feynman's death could change your view of science for ever.
Price £ 17.65 Other items you may like Others by the same author
To buy this item online using any major credit or debit card or Paypal, click the appropriate delivery option below to add the item to your basket, depending on where you are in the world. Alternatively please contact us at RNewbury@ardis.co.uk for further information or to order with payment by direct bank transfer or cheque if you are in the UK.
Safe and Secure Online Buying
To buy online, please click the appropriate postage option in the item boxes above. You will be transferred to secure pages hosted by Paypal, the largest online transaction processor in the world. You can pay with any major credit or debit card or by Paypal. When ordering multiple items in the UK, you may be entitled to a postage discount. This will be refunded when your order is received. If you prefer to pay by cheque, or would like a quotation for buying multiple items, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the unique item numbers required.
Money Back Guarantee, Secure Packaging and Fast Response
We are a major online trader with excellent feedback from satisfied customers on Amazon and Ebay (over 20,000 customers). We will refund your costs for items returned within seven days for any reason. If we are at fault we will also refund your return postage. Items are sent in top grade book boxes for protection. Large items or multiple purchases may be boxed. Items will be despatched within a day of receipt of your order, usually on the same day if ordered before noon.