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Dyson, George 1953-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 160 publications in 9 languages and 5,314 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Environmental films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: QA76.17, 004.09
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about George Dyson
 
Most widely held works by George Dyson
Turing's cathedral : the origins of the digital universe by George Dyson( Book )

28 editions published between 1212 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 2,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Legendary historian and philosopher of science George Dyson vividly re-creates the scenes of focused experimentation, incredible mathematical insight, and pure creative genius that gave us computers, digital television, modern genetics, models of stellar evolution--in other words, computer code"--
Darwin among the machines : the evolution of global intelligence by George Dyson( Book )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introducing a cast of known and unknown characters, George B. Dyson traces the course of the information revolution, illuminating the lives and work of visionaries - from the time of Thomas Hobbes to the time of John von Neumann - who foresaw the development of artificial intelligence, artificial life, and artificial mind." "This book derives both its title and its outlook from Samuel Butler's 1863 essay "Darwin Among the Machines." Observing the beginnings of miniaturization, self-reproduction, and telecommunication among machines, Butler predicted that nature's intelligence, only temporarily subservient to technology, would resurface to claim our creations as her own." "Weaving a cohesive narrative among his brilliant predecessors, Dyson constructs a straightforward, convincing, and occasionally frightening view of the evolution of mind in the global network, on a level transcending our own. Dyson concludes that we are in the midst of an experiment that echoes the prehistory of human intelligence and the origins of life. Just as the exchange of coded molecular instructions brought life as we know it to the early earth's primordial soup, and as language and mind combined to form the culture in which we live, so, in the digital universe, are computer programs and worldwide networks combining to produce an evolutionary theater in which the distinctions between nature and technology are increasingly obscured." "Nature, believes Dyson, is on the side of the machines."--Jacket
Project Orion : the true story of the atomic spaceship by George Dyson( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant combination of history and personal recollections documents the incredible story of a wild idea--a spacecraft powered by hydrogen bombs--and brings to life an episode in U.S. scientific research that brought together a vast array of brilliant physicists, including the author's father, who participated in the vision of a renowned theoretician, during the political and cultural backdrop of the Cold War
Turing's cathedral : the origins of the digital universe by George Dyson( Recording )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary historian and philosopher of science George Dyson vividly re-creates the scenes of focused experimentation, incredible mathematical insight, and pure creative genius that gave the world computers, digital television, modern genetics, and models of stellar evolution. In other words, computer code
Baidarka by George Dyson( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes history, development and redevelopment of Aleut kayak. Traces author's odyssey to refine and re-design ancient Aleut kayak. Includes photography of construction details and plans
Breath of Life - Our Future, Our Planet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the wisdom of the people who sustainably live off the land, as this poignant documentary goes on a global journey to get insightful commentaries from the world's greatest scientists. Ponder what we can do to preserve our planet
Turings Kathedrale : die Ursprünge des digitalen Zeitalters by George Dyson( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digitalisierung - Computer - Computerentwicklung - Geschichte
Untitled on Turing, Shannon, Wiener and Von Neuman by George Dyson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project Orion : the atomic spaceship, 1957-1965 by George Dyson( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1957, the US government sponsored a project - codename Orion - to develop a 40,000-ton manned spaceship propelled by nuclear bombs. This book tells the story of the author's father, Freeman Dyson, a brillaint mathematician, and member of the Orion team
Untitled on Turing, Shannon, Wiener and Von Neumann: How Four Mathematicians Launched a Revolution That Isn't over Yet by George Dyson( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'evoluzione delle macchine : da Darwin all'intelligenza globale by George B Dyson( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Form and function of the Baidarka : the framework of design by George Dyson( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper discussing the hydrodynamics of the Aleut baidarka (skin kayak) touching on design, speed, divided bow, wide-tailed stern, hull speed and structural dynamics
La catedral de Turing : los orígenes del universo digital by George Dyson( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churingu no daiseido : Konpyuta no sozo to dejitaru sekai no torai by George Dyson( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cattedrale di Turing : le origini dell'universo digitale by George B Dyson( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tu ling de da jiao tang by George Dyson( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der geistige Vater des Computers : Alan Turing ... by George Dyson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music by W. H Hadow( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kajaki Aleutów by George B Dyson( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Darwin among the machines the evolution of global intelligence by George B Dyson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Turing's cathedral : the origins of the digital universe Tu ling de da jiao tang
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Darwin among the machines : the evolution of global intelligenceProject Orion : the true story of the atomic spaceshipBaidarkaProject Orion : the atomic spaceship, 1957-1965Tu ling de da jiao tang
Alternative Names
Daisonas Džordžas

Dyson, George B.

Dyson, George B. 1953-

Dyson, George B. (George Bernard), 1953-

Dyson, George Bernard.

Dyson, George Bernard 1953-

George Dyson Ameerika Ühendriikide ajaloolane

George Dyson American historian

George Dyson Amerikaans historicus

George Dyson historiador estadounidense

George Dyson historiador estatunidenc

George Dyson historien américain

George Dyson US-amerikanischer Zukunftsforscher und Sachbuchautor

ג'ורג' דייסון היסטוריון אמריקאי

جورج دايسون مؤرخ أمريكي

ジョージ ダイソン

ダイソン, ジョージ

ダイソン, ジョージ・B

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