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Freeman Dyson

Born in the United Kingdom, Freeman John Dyson (1923-) is an American mathematician and physicist. He has made important contributions in the fields of nuclear engineering, quantum mechanics, and solid-state physics, but is also known for his predictions about the future (not always correct, but in his own words, "it is better to be wrong than to be vague"), and his ideas about space exploration, space colonization (including a favorite idea of science fiction authors, the "Dyson sphere"), and the search for extra terrestrial life.

Dyson was team leader of Project Orion and a leading advocate. When the project ended, he wrote an empassioned plea for the project to continue in the journal Science: "this is the first time in modern history that a major expansion of human technology has been suppressed for political reasons."

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Disturbing The Universe (Sloan Foundation Science Series)
By Freeman Dyson

Basic Books
Released: April 15th, 1981
Paperback (298 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Basic Books
  • Brand: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465016774
  • EAN: 9780465016778
  • PartNumber: black & white illustrations
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Sloan Foundation Science Series
  • Number of Pages: 298
  • Author: Freeman Dyson
  • Publication Date: April 15th, 1981
  • Release Date: April 15th, 1981
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  • Size: 9.0 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 0.75 Inches
  • Weight: 0.94357848136 Pounds
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Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters
By Freeman Dyson

Liveright
Released: April 10th, 2018
Hardcover (416 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Liveright
  • ISBN: 0871403862
  • EAN: 9780871403865
  • PartNumber: Illustrated
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  • Hardcover
  • Edition: 1
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Author: Freeman Dyson
  • Publication Date: April 10th, 2018
  • Release Date: April 10th, 2018
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Infinite in All Directions: Gifford Lectures Given at Aberdeen, Scotland April-November 1985
By Freeman J. Dyson

Harper Perennial
Released: August 3rd, 2004
Paperback (354 pages)

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Infinite in All Directions: Gifford Lectures Given at Aberdeen, Scotland April-November 1985
  • Manufacturer: Harper Perennial
  • Brand: Harper Perennial
  • ISBNs: 0060728892, 9780060728892
  • EAN: 9780060728892
  • PartNumber: black & white illustrations
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Number of Pages: 354
  • Author: Freeman J. Dyson
  • Publication Date: August 3rd, 2004
  • Release Date: August 3rd, 2004
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  • Size: 8.0 Inches by 5.3125 Inches by 0.792793 Inches
  • Weight: 0.65 Pounds
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Origins of Life
By Freeman Dyson

Brand: Cambridge University Press
Released: September 8th, 2010
Paperback (112 pages)

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  • Brand: Brand: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521626684
  • EAN: 9780521626682
  • PartNumber: 4 b/w illus.
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  • Edition: 2
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Author: Freeman Dyson
  • Publication Date: September 8th, 2010
  • Release Date: September 8th, 2010
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  • Size: 8.5 Inches by 5.5 Inches by 0.29 Inches
  • Weight: 0.330693393 Pounds
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The Scientist as Rebel (New York Review Books (Paperback))
By Freeman Dyson

New York Review Books
Kindle Edition (387 pages)

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  • Format: Kindle eBook
  • Number of Pages: 387
  • Author: Freeman Dyson
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Dreams of Earth and Sky
By Freeman Dyson

New York Review of Books
Released: April 21st, 2015
Hardcover (312 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: New York Review Books
  • Brand: New York Review of Books
  • ISBN: 1590178548
  • EAN: 9781590178546
  • PartNumber: 9781590178546
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  • Hardcover
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Author: Freeman Dyson
  • Publication Date: April 21st, 2015
  • Release Date: April 21st, 2015
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  • Size: 8.53 Inches by 5.74 Inches by 0.91 Inches
  • Weight: 1.04058187664 Pounds
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Advanced Quantum Mechanics (Second Edition)
By Freeman Dyson

World Scientific Publishing Company
Released: November 25th, 2011
Paperback (316 pages)

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  • Brand: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9814383414
  • EAN: 9789814383417
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  • Edition: Revised ed.
  • Number of Pages: 316
  • Author: Freeman Dyson
  • Publication Date: November 25th, 2011
  • Release Date: November 25th, 2011
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  • Weight: 1.19 Pounds
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