The Scientist as Rebel (Paperback)

Author: Dyson, Freeman

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781590172940
SKU 208012076
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1590172949
Release Date 9/9/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.75L x 1T
Author Info
Freeman J. Dyson
Although Freeman Dyson has described himself as a poor reader, he supplemented his childhood scientific curiosity by voraciously reading the books of science fiction pioneers H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, and William Olaf Stapledon. He attended Cambridge in 1941, majoring in mathematics and specializing in number theory. While there, Dyson served two years as a civilian scientist in the Royal Air Force Bomber Command, making recommendations on how to lessen Allied casualties during World War II, which were largely ignored. After the war, he completed his undergraduate degree in mathematics at Cambridge in 1945 and became a fellow at Trinity College. In 1947, he received a fellowship at Cornell University, where he devised the theory of quantum electrodynamics and became a professor of physics in 1951--a post he later held at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, for over 40 years. Although he is a well-respected theoretical physicist, he is best known for his interest in space travel and the nuclear-powered rocket prototype he created with other members of the Orion Project team in 1958. Tests proved the rocket's functionality, but the project never achieved the governmental support to make this prototype a reality. A frequent lecturer, Dyson has focused many of his talks--some of which are collected in his books--on both the harmful and beneficial innovations that accompany the development of military technologies. Covering a wide spectrum of subjects, Dyson's research and presentations have explored topics including the roles of science and technology in political and ethical debates, methods of problem solving in relation to natural disasters and the scarcity of natural resources, and even the creation of utopian societies in space.
Product Attributes
eBooks Kobo
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0361
Publisher New York Review of Books

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping
$12.30 + $2.90 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns

Usually Ships within 24 hours
Add to Cart
Books2AnywhereUS $15.35 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
VNHM SHOP $17.65 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Synergy Data Inc $25.53 + $1.50 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
$12.30 + $2.90 shipping
$17.95 You save $5.65 (31%)
Earn 13 ($0.13) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Paperback
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships within 24 hours
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:
For Books, Music, Movies & TV place over $40 (before tax and shipping charges) of eligible products in your shopping basket. Not valid with marketplace products, other restrictions apply.
Buy From Other Sellers (4)
  • Take your library with you wherever you go
  • Use the device you want to use… smartphone, desktop and many of today’s most popular eReaders


We love the Kobo eReading service… and we know you will too. We’ve partnered with them to bring you the most flexible, enjoyable eReading experience in the U.S.


You’ll be asked to sign in or create a new account with Kobo. Once you do, you’ll immediately get access to millions of titles and be ready to start eReading. Anytime. Anyplace.

continue to kobo