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The Resource Dreams of earth and sky, Freeman Dyson

Dreams of earth and sky, Freeman Dyson

Label
Dreams of earth and sky
Title
Dreams of earth and sky
Statement of responsibility
Freeman Dyson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Freeman Dyson’s new collection of pieces from The New York Review of Books investigates and celebrates what he calls openness to unconventional ideas in science. His subjects range from the seventeenth-century scientific revolution, to the scientific inquiries of the Romantic generation, to important recent works by Daniel Kahneman and Malcolm Gladwell. He discusses twentieth-century giants of physics such as Richard Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Paul Dirac, many of whom he knew personally, and explores some of today’s most pressing scientific issues, from global warming, to the future of biotechnology, to the flood of information in the digital age
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10414188
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dyson, Freeman J
Dewey number
500
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Serendipity in science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Serendipity in science
Target audience
adult
Label
Dreams of earth and sky, Freeman Dyson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-298)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn885224540
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 298 pages
Isbn
9781590178546
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014038482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)885224540
Label
Dreams of earth and sky, Freeman Dyson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-298)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn885224540
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 298 pages
Isbn
9781590178546
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014038482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)885224540

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