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A many-colored glass : reflections on the place of life in the universe

Author: Freeman J Dyson
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Freeman Dyson's latest book does not attempt to bring together all of the celebrated physicist's thoughts on science and technology into a unified theory. The emphasis is, instead, 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 Dyson's recent public lectures - delivered to audiences with no specialized  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Lectures
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Freeman J Dyson
ISBN: 9780813926636 0813926637
OCLC Number: 77504785
Notes: "Page-Barbour lectures for 2004."
Description: xi, 162 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The future of biotechnology --
A debate with Bill Joy --
Heretical thoughts about science and society --
A friendly universe --
Can life go on forever? --
Looking for life --
The varieties of human experience.
Responsibility: Freeman J. Dyson.
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