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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 (304 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: 304
  • 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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Imagined Worlds (The Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures)
By Freeman Dyson

Harvard University Press
Released: September 15th, 1998
Paperback (224 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Harvard University Press
  • Brand: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674539095
  • EAN: 9780674539099
  • PartNumber: 27 halftones
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  • Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Author: Freeman Dyson
  • Publication Date: September 15th, 1998
  • Release Date: September 15th, 1998
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  • Size: 8.25 Inches by 5.5 Inches by 0.57 Inches
  • Weight: 0.6503636729 Pounds
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The Scientist as Rebel (New York Review Books (Paperback))
By Freeman Dyson

New York Review Books
Released: September 9th, 2008
Multicolor Paperback (400 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: New York Review Books
  • Brand: New York Review Books
  • ISBN: 1590172949
  • EAN: 9781590172940
  • PartNumber: 9781590172940
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Main
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Author: Freeman Dyson
  • Publication Date: September 9th, 2008
  • Release Date: September 9th, 2008
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  • Size: 8.18 Inches by 5.46 Inches by 1.03 Inches
  • Weight: 0.9590108397 Pounds
  • Color: Multicolor
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  • 361 pages
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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 (352 pages)

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Infinite in All Directions: Gifford Lectures Given at Aberdeen, Scotland April--November 1985
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  • Brand: Harper Perennial
  • ISBNs: 0060728892, 9780060728892
  • EAN: 9780060728892
  • PartNumber: black & white illustrations
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Author: Freeman J. Dyson
  • Publication Date: August 3rd, 2004
  • Release Date: August 3rd, 2004
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  • Size: 8.0 Inches by 5.31 Inches by 0.79 Inches
  • Weight: 0.65 Pounds
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Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters
By Freeman Dyson

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

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Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters
  • Manufacturer: Liveright
  • Brand: Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • ISBN: 0871403862
  • EAN: 9780871403865
  • PartNumber: Illustrated
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  • Hardcover
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Author: Freeman Dyson
  • Publication Date: April 10th, 2018
  • Release Date: April 10th, 2018
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  • Size: 9.6 Inches by 6.6 Inches by 1.4 Inches
  • Weight: 1.6314207388 Pounds
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Origins of Life
By Freeman Dyson

Cambridge University Press
Released: September 28th, 1999
Paperback (112 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: Cambridge University Press
  • Brand: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521626684
  • EAN: 9780521626682
  • PartNumber: 4 b/w illus.
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: 2
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Author: Freeman Dyson
  • Publication Date: September 28th, 1999
  • Release Date: September 28th, 1999
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  • Size: 8.5 Inches by 5.5 Inches by 0.29 Inches
  • Weight: 0.330693393 Pounds
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From Eros to Gaia
By Freeman Dyson

Pantheon
Released: May 26th, 1992
Hardcover

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From Eros to Gaia
  • Manufacturer: Pantheon
  • ISBN: 0679413073
  • EAN: 9780679413073
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  • Edition: 1st
  • Author: Freeman Dyson
  • Publication Date: May 26th, 1992
  • Release Date: May 26th, 1992
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  • Size: 9.25 Inches by 6.0 Inches by 1.5 Inches
  • Weight: 1.45 Pounds
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The Scientist as Rebel: Revised Edition
By Freeman Dyson

New York Review Books
Released: October 11th, 2022
Paperback (464 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: New York Review Books
  • Brand: New York Review Books
  • ISBN: 1681375052
  • EAN: 9781681375052
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  • Paperback
  • Edition: Revised
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Author: Freeman Dyson
  • Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
  • Release Date: October 11th, 2022
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  • Weight: 0.812 Pounds
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