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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00
Readers of Freeman Dyson?s previous books, Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, and Infinite in All Directions, have discovered for themselves what Dyson reveals here: that he was a writer long before he became a distinguished scientist. The aim of this new book, as Dyson says, is to open windows, to let the experts inside the temple of... more...
- New York Review Books 2014; US$ 19.95
From Galileo to today?s amateur astronomers, scientists have been rebels, writes Freeman Dyson. Like artists and poets, they are free spirits who resist the restrictions their cultures impose on them. In their pursuit of nature?s truths, they are guided as much by imagination as by reason, and their greatest theories have the uniqueness and beauty... more...
- New York Review Books 2015; US$ 24.95
In this sequel to The Scientist as Rebel (2006), Freeman Dyson?whom The Times of London calls ?one of the world?s most original minds??celebrates openness to unconventional ideas and ?the spirit of joyful dreaming? in which he believes that science should be pursued. Throughout these essays, which range from the creation of the Royal Society in... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 22.95 US$ 18.36
Among the myriad of constants that appear in mathematics, p , e , and i are the most familiar. Following closely behind is g , or gamma, a constant that arises in many mathematical areas yet maintains a profound sense of mystery. In a tantalizing blend of history and mathematics, Julian Havil takes the reader on a journey through logarithms... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96
This anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them.... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 34.00
Renowned physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson is famous for his work in quantum mechanics, nuclear weapons policy and bold visions for the future of humanity. In the 1940s, he was responsible for demonstrating the equivalence of the two formulations of quantum electrodynamics Richard Feynman's diagrammatic path integral formulation... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 14.95
Freeman Dyson?s latest book does not attempt to bring together all of the celebrated physicist?s thoughts on science and technology into a unified theory. The emphasis is, instead, on the myriad ways in which the universe presents itself to us--and how, as observers and participants in its processes, we respond to it. "Life, like a dome of... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96
Here is the definitive new edition of the hugely popular collection of Einstein quotations that has sold tens of thousands of copies worldwide and been translated into twenty-five languages. The Ultimate Quotable Einstein features 400 additional quotes, bringing the total to roughly 1,600 in all. This ultimate edition includes new sections--"On... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
This beautifully illustrated anthology celebrates eighty years of history and intellectual inquiry at the Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world's leading centers for theoretical research. Featuring essays by current and former faculty and members along with photographs by Serge J-F. Levy, the book captures the spirit of curiosity, freedom,... more...