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Disturbing the Universe

Dyson, Freeman

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ISBN 10: 0060111089 / ISBN 13: 9780060111083
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1979
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Neither remainder nor ex-lib. Hardcover in black cloth, in black illustrated jacket, 8vo. 1st edition. x + 283pp. + note on author. Index, bibliographical note. Fine/VG+. Book has clean, very sharp cloth; tight, square binding that mildly favors several places within; strongly colored tinting to upper page edges; mild uniform toning to clean, unmarked pages. Jacket has light abrasion along upper edges and spine ends with minute touches of surface loss to latter, mild clouding to black background of panels, somewhat stronger on rear. Jacket in Brodart. Bookseller Inventory # 021283

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Title: Disturbing the Universe

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: VG+

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

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Freeman Dyson is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is the author of seven books and the recipient of numerous awards including a National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2000 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

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