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Disturbing the universe / Freeman Dyson.


1st ed.. New York : Harper and Row, [1979] .
ISBN 0060111089, 9780060111083

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Subjects Dyson, Freeman J.
Dyson, Freeman J. (Freeman John)
Humor (grappigheden)
Mecânica dos sólidos.
Natuurkunde.
Physiciens -- États-Unis -- Biographies.
Physicists -- United States -- Biography.
Physicists.
Science.
Sciences.
United States.
Wetenschapsfilosofie.
Description x, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
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.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4956480
(OCoLC)ocm04956480
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Dyson, Freeman J.
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