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Dreams of earth and sky

Author: Freeman J Dyson
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dyson "celebrates openness to unconventional ideas and the spirit of joyful dreaming in which he believes that science should be pursued. Throughout these essays, which range from the creation of the Royal Society in the seventeenth century to the scientific inquiries of the Romantic generation to recent books by Daniel Kahneman and Malcolm Gladwell, he seeks to break down the barriers that separate science from  Read more...
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Dyson, Freeman J.
Dreams of earth and sky.
New York : New York Review Books, [2015]
(DLC) 2014039888
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Freeman J Dyson
ISBN: 9781590178546 1590178548
OCLC Number: 885224540
Description: xiii, 298 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Our biotech future --
Writing nature's greatest book --
Rocket man --
Dream of scientific brotherhood --
Working for the revolution --
Question of global warming --
Struggle for the Islands --
Leaping into the grand unknown --
When science and poetry were friends --
What price glory? --
Silent quantum genius --
Case for far-out possibilities --
Science on the rampage --
How we know --
"Dramatic picture" of Richard Feynman --
How to dispel your illusions --
What can you really know? --
Oppenheimer: the shape of genius --
How to be an underdog, and win --
Churchill: love & the bomb --
Case for blunders.
Responsibility: Freeman Dyson.

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Dyson "celebrates openness to unconventional ideas and the spirit of joyful dreaming in which he believes that science should be pursued. Throughout these essays, which range from the creation of the Royal Society in the seventeenth century to the scientific inquiries of the Romantic generation to recent books by Daniel Kahneman and Malcolm Gladwell, he seeks to break down the barriers that separate science from other sources of human wisdom"--Amazon.com.

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