Disturbing the Universe.

"This is the best of my books You can toss the rest": First Edition of Disturbing the Universe; Inscribed by Freeman Dyson

Disturbing the Universe.

DYSON, Freeman .


Item Number: 116182

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1979.

First edition of this autobiography by one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, lengthily and uniquely inscribed by Freeman Dyson on the title page, “For ___ ___ Freeman Dyson February 2010 This is the best of my books You can toss the rest.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.

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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