Disturbing the Universe by Freeman J. Dyson
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Disturbing the Universe
By Freeman J. Dyson

Disturbing the Universe

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Disturbing the Universe by Freeman J. Dyson

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Spanning the years from World War II, when he was a civilian statistician in the operations research section of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command, through his studies with Hans Bethe at Cornell University, his early friendship with Richard Feynman, and his postgraduate work with J. Robert Oppenheimer, Freeman Dyson has composed an autobiography unlike any other. Dyson evocatively conveys the thrill of a deep engagement with the world-be it as scientist, citizen, student, or parent. Detailing a unique career not limited to his groundbreaking work in physics, Dyson discusses his interest in minimizing loss of life in war, in disarmament, and even in thought experiments on the expansion of our frontiers into the galaxies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465016778
ISBN-10: 0465016774
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 25mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 25-Mar-1981
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Freeman J. Dyson

Many-colored Glass by Freeman J. Dyson Many-colored Glass, Paperback (January 2010)

Focuses on the myriad ways in which the universe presents itself to us - and how, as observers and participants in its processes, we respond to it. Taken from the author's public lectures, this book begins with a consideration of the practical and political questions surrounding biotechnology.

Scientist as Rebel by Freeman J. Dyson Scientist as Rebel, Paperback (October 2008)

Dyson profiles scientists-Newton Einstein, Teller, Feynman-whose independent thought allowed them to make great conceptual leaps.

Star Maker by Freeman J. Dyson Star Maker, Paperback (May 2004)

First published in 1937, Olaf Stapledon's descriptions of alien life are a political commentary on human life in the turbulent inter-war years. The book challenges preconceived notions of intelligence and awareness, and argues for a broadened perspective that would free us from culturally ingrained thought and our inevitable anthropomorphism.

Sun, the Genome and the Internet by Freeman J. Dyson Sun, the Genome and the Internet, Paperback (June 2001)

Written with passionate conviction about the ethical uses of science, The Sun, The Genome, and The Internet is both a brilliant reinterpretation of the scientific process and a challenge to use new technologies to close, rather than widen, the agp between rich and poor.

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Author Biography - Freeman J. Dyson

Freeman Dyson is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is the author of seven books and the recipient of numerous awards including a National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2000 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

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