Anyway this is a minor point, it is a great collection, of essays, don't miss it.
Many of the scientists and their biographers - probably over 150 among them both - will be readily recognized by readers of science history.
Some of them, if I may borrow from another author, did "great things. Terrible things, yes, but great."
It's worth the price for the history of 20th century physics or his insight into climate change. There's a lot of autobiographical info. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Terrence Nielsen
Freeman Dyson is a strange scientific blend of wise and moderate conservatism and pioneer of iconoclasm. He advocates cold analysis but loves what is strange. Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by Herve Lebret
I have always been fascinated by the beauty, elegance and poetry in the writings of Freeman Dyson. In this collection of essays I found again multiple visions of Dyson's metaphors,... Read morePublished on March 17, 2012 by F. G. Nobrega
As a physicist of significant accomplishments and witness to the World War II, the Cold War, and the revolutionary ideas of modern physics, Freeman Dyson found himself in a... Read morePublished on February 6, 2012 by Ulfilas
..scientists, and these others often draw on others. Therefore Freeman is in majority of his essays the third party. Read morePublished on June 2, 2011 by Regnal
FAscinating - readable and a different slant on scientists and science as a form of rebellion. Our future depends on creativity which is a form of rebellion. Read morePublished on May 3, 2010 by coastalkate
The title is a misnomer in my book.
Freeman Dyson is a conservative scientist ( not a rebel)
who might be on the committee
to punish rebel scientists ( give Socrates... Read more
Scientific advance always comes from questioning, and often from overturning generally accepted facts and kinds of reasoning. Read morePublished on September 28, 2009 by wiredweird
There's a broad range of material here, focused around physics but touching on many areas of science. But it's really not about the science. Read morePublished on July 18, 2009 by bluetoffee