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Scientist as Rebel

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ISBN-10: 1590172949

ISBN-13: 9781590172940

Edition: 2008

Authors: Freeman J. Dyson

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From Galileo to today’s amateur astronomers, scientists have been rebels, writes Freeman J. 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 of great works of art.Dyson argues that the best way to understand science is by understanding those who practice it. He tells stories of scientists at work, ranging from Isaac Newton’s absorption in physics, alchemy, theology, and politics, to Ernest Rutherford’s discovery of the structure of the atom, to Albert Einstein’s stubborn hostility…    
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English