Search Results: "Freeman Dyson"


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IMAGINED WORLDS by Freeman Dyson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Essential reading for anyone who looks beyond the coming millennium."
A leading scientist speculates on far-future scientific developments and their possible impact on the human condition. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Adding to the book's value, however, are Dyson's authoritative commentaries on how past technologies have changed society and, as always, his exemplary prose style."
Just in time for the millennium, elder statesman Dyson (Physics/Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; From Eros to Gaia, 1992, etc.) sounds off on three technological revolutions that could radically transform human social arrangements—if we play our cards right. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF EARTH AND SKY by Freeman Dyson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 21, 2015

"Readers who enjoyed the first volume of reviews will be pleased with this follow-up, and new readers will be delighted by the fascinating insider's view of the scientific community and its intersection with the political establishment."
A collection of reviews and essays first published in the New York Review of Books, from Dyson (The Scientist as Rebel, 2006 etc.), a celebrated elder statesman of modern science. Read full book review >

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FROM EROS TO GAIA by Freeman Dyson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: July 1, 1992

"Together, these essays deliver the intellectual and moral punch that Dyson's readers expect, and offer an edifying wrap-up of an exceptional scientific and literary career."
Dyson (Physics/Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies; Weapons and Hope, 1984, etc.) cleans house with this stimulating collection of 35 articles, lectures, and essays on science and the future of humanity—less focused, by necessity, than his earlier works, but with something to satisfy every Dyson fan. Read full book review >

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THE SCIENTIST AS REBEL by Freeman Dyson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"Studded with wondrous gems—and just enough provocation to stimulate debate."
British-born polymath physicist Dyson (The Sun, the Genome, and the Internet, 1999, etc.) addresses the most controversial issues of the day with a sharp mind unblunted by time. Read full book review >

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NEVER TRUST A RABBIT by Jeremy Dyson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2001

"Quirky, erotic, vaguely sinister explorations of mostly lonely outsiders who find their secret expectations fulfilled by sudden, inexplicable events."
British comedian's debut collection of weird urban fantasies. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Dyson's wisdom is a needed antidote to the poisons of racial hatred and gender inequality ever present in our lives."
One of our most important black intellectuals limns the lives of black Americans with subtle, lucid rigor. Read full book review >

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AND SHE WAS by Cindy Dyson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"A spunky voice and a strange landscape make for a very readable debut."
A rootless young woman travels to a stormy island. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 6, 2012

"Meticulously researched and packed with not just technological details, but sociopolitical and cultural details as well—the definitive history of the computer."
That we live in a digital universe is indisputable; how we got there is a mesmerizing tale brilliantly told by science historian Dyson (Project Orion: The Atomic Spaceship 1957-1965, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE CAIRO DIARY by Maxim Chattam
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2007

"Chattam's page-turning debut is a riveting tour de force that leaves you wondering: What is truth?"
A lonely monastery and a teeming city form the backdrop for a chimerical tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Despite often prolix prose, Dyson succeeds in recasting King's message from a comfortingly unexamined myth to an enduring challenge by a great American provocateur. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A bracing attack on sanitized and tendentious misperceptions of Dr. Martin Luther King. Read full book review >

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HOORAY, I’M FIVE TODAY! by Tor Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Simply written, this happy tale sparkles with pure fun that will have readers yearning for their own special day to arrive. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In celebration of her fifth birthday, Dinah's buddy arranges an impromptu, animal-filled fiesta for her. Read full book review >