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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,230 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard P. Feynman Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Perseus Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN:
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Designed for non-scientists, Six Easy Pieces is an unparalleled introduction to the world of physics by one of the greatest teachers of all time.

The late Richard P. Feynman was Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology. He was awarded the 1965 Nobel Prize for his work on the development of quantum field theory. He was also one of the most famous and beloved figures of the 20th century, both in physics and in the public arena.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diedra | 2/4/2014

    " Meh, Like plays, lectures are best as live performances. While the brilliance of Feynman is clearly seen in the transcripts of these lectures, they would be much better seen than read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Powell | 1/28/2014

    " I would love to read an updated version of this book. (Written in the mid 60's) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 1/25/2014

    " Physicist Richard Feynman, one of the public icons of twentieth century physics, taught the introductory undergraduate physics course at Cal Tech once in 1961. The lectures were captured and published in 1963 and have come to fame subsequently as an exemplary achievement in science instruction. This selection of six of the lectures introduces the whole for a wider audience. Feynman's passion for physics, and through it his curiosity about the human condition, comes through the careful compact prose. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vikram Kamath | 1/21/2014

    " A total waste of money if you've already bought 'Lectures on Physics' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 1/19/2014

    " Yeah, didn't "read" this either but the audiobook of these Caltech lectures is a rather incredible introduction to the physics understood during the Mad Men era. The subtitle to this one is pretty ridonkulous, but then you hear this guy speak, and yes, he was brilliant, and passionate. I did feel lost at times, but that's OK. Overall, his ability to open the door to really complicated and heavy ideas for those with an interest in this subject was impressive. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 M | 1/11/2014

    " feynman is brilliant as always, its just that this book, as a collection of lecture excerpts is lacking context and coherence. shame. nevertheless, worth briefly glancing at... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manish Goel | 1/11/2014

    " Very lucid presentation of complex topics. Author is simply genius. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise | 1/10/2014

    " Some complex subjects well-explained - but given that it comprises selected chapters from a larger course, it lacks the integration really needed to put the ideas together. Still, a classic example of science writing/teaching at its best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/30/2013

    " Well, it's written by Feynman, so it's obviously awesome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Austen | 12/10/2013

    " What a read. Loved the book, especially the spirit of the man accessible in the lectures he gave. A bit above my head, but wonderful explanations and wonderful attitude of being able to explain situations and possibilities, even when science doesn't have THE perfect answer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikos Karytianos | 11/30/2013

    " Physics after thought served in F's very unique way. Highly recommended for lovers of physics and others that love science blended with philosophy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Leverkus | 10/13/2013

    " Another book about science that makes the subject comprehensible "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 10/10/2013

    " Feynman's got a wandering conversational style to his science writing, as if a lecture from a genius who genuinely enjoyed teaching were recorded word for word. You get used to it. I still don't understand quantum physics. It's a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelvin | 8/31/2013

    " Physics makes us all its bitches. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy Petersen | 7/7/2013

    " Six Easy Pieces ... not all that easy. My husband says I'm not smart enough to understand physics. Although I don't think that's entirely true, I will admit to some difficulties in following Feynman. I guess the low rating is more for me than for the professor! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra Silva | 7/1/2013

    " I think it is very rare for someone to be not only brilliant but also a wonderful teacher. Feynman has a very clear and direct style of imparting information. I just love it. Not quite as good as his autobiographical one but still very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/14/2013

    " This book hugely expanded my knowledge of physics, not necessarily by giving me any new theoretical information, but by presenting the information in a way that prompted me to connect things I had previously learned and ask myself questions that reached far beyond the scope of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 12/6/2012

    " not so easy...stretch your mind "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yankey | 10/6/2012

    " Must read for those of us regular guys interested in science and math. Feynman was a rock-star scientist who communicated great with us mere-mortals and his messages still resonate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Madhavan Sukumaran | 5/17/2012

    " A splendid book. I envy the students of Feynman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Anderson | 3/6/2012

    " A couple choice quotes... But nothing amazing. What I already knew was boring and what I wanted to know more about didn't really stick with me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Svetlana | 12/20/2011

    " It was a good book, with clear descriptions...just a littttttle too dry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evelyn | 11/16/2011

    " Some examples were confusing, but with a little mulling over all became more or less clear. The wave diagram needed the most chewing. Makes me want to read more science books, just to see what happens when I throw my brain at the concepts enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 nutchii | 6/3/2011

    " I must say; this book includes, by far, the least incomprehensible description of wave-particle duality in quantum mechanics that I've ever read:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 5/13/2011

    " Wonderful--a book that explains physics even to me. Richard P. Feynman's lectures explain the most basic of basic (which most of us don't completely understand, but we just pretend that we do). This book fills in all those little gaps in science you were wondering about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 M | 3/22/2011

    " feynman is brilliant as always, its just that this book, as a collection of lecture excerpts is lacking context and coherence. shame. nevertheless, worth briefly glancing at... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 3/5/2011

    " Brilliant — although the early chapters are almost too easy, the book is a fantastic read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anelim | 2/7/2011

    " Brilliant. Made me wish I were a physicist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaworu | 12/16/2010

    " Excellent introduction to physics. Feynman is a great teacher. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsey | 12/14/2010

    " Feynman and a fellow student taught me more than my teacher ever did. Dick's got a way of explaining things that makes physics seem easy "

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