Kenneth Brower The Starship and the Canoe

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The Starship and the Canoe

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9780030391965: The Starship and the Canoe

The story of a father and son who search for life's meaning in very different ways. "In the tradition of Carl Sagan and John McPhee, a bracing cerebral voyage past intergalactic hoopla and backwoods retreats."--Kirkus Reviews

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Freeman Dyson, world-renowned astrophysicist, dreams of exploring the heavens and has designed an inexpensive spaceship to take him there. George Dyson, a brilliant dropout, lives in a tree in coastal British Columbia and is designing a giant seagoing canoe. Both men are intensely, passionately dedicated to their visions. Kenneth Brower explores the relationship of this odd father-son duo, whose goals could hardly be more different yet whose approaches are inevitably alike, with insight and sensitivity.

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An unusual and often moving double biography...In their individual ways, the Dysons embody the extremes of twentieth-century life -- science and technology, and the revolt against them. -- The New Yorker

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