AUTHORDyson, Freeman
TITLEDisturbing the Universe
PUBLISHERHarper and Row
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1979
ISBN0-06-011108-9


This intellectual autobiography by renowned physicist and author Freeman Dyson is a compilation of his life-long musings on nuclear weapons, space travel, future biotech developments, and the state of science. Dyson recounts his affiliations with scientific notables such as J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edward Teller, and Hans Bethe and his time spent at Los Alamos. The book engages readers in Dyson’s passion for space travel as it details his work toward creating a nuclear-fueled spaceship, his hypothetical plan for space exploration and colonization, and his thoughts on extraterrestrials. The author also discusses the potential threats posed by the runaway development of biotechnology and his thoughts on nuclear disarmament. Dyson’s ability to work personal experience and his diverse knowledge of poetry and literature into his explanations of scientific and technical concepts makes the book both entertaining and easily accessible to readers without technical backgrounds.


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