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Disturbing the universe

Author: Freeman J Dyson
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Dyson, Freeman J.
Disturbing the universe.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1979
(OCoLC)607768717
Named Person: Freeman J Dyson; Freeman J Dyson; Freeman J Dyson; Freeman J Dyson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Freeman J Dyson
ISBN: 0060111089 9780060111083
OCLC Number: 4956480
Description: x, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. England --
The magic city --
The redemption of Faust --
The children's crusade --
The blood of a poet --
II. America --
A scientific apprenticeship --
A ride to Albuquerque --
The Ascent of F6 --
Prelude in E-Flat Minor --
Little red schoolhouse --
Saturn by 1970 --
Pilgrims, saints and spacemen --
Peacemaking --
The ethics of defense --
The murder of Dover Sharp --
The Island of Doctor Moreau --
Areopagitica --
III. Points beyond --
A distant mirror --
Thought experiments --
Extraterrestrials --
Clades and clones --
The greening of the galaxy --
Back to Earth --
The argument from design --
Dreams of Earth and sky.
Responsibility: Freeman 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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