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Dyson, George 1953-

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Works: 29 works in 94 publications in 7 languages and 4,864 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: QA76.17, 004.09
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Most widely held works by George Dyson
Turing's cathedral : the origins of the digital universe by George Dyson ( Book )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,792 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 )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,131 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 543 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
Baidarka by George Dyson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 191 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
Turing's cathedral [the origins of the digital universe] by George Dyson ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 148 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
Turing's cathedral the origins of the digital universe by George Dyson ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 118 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
Project Orion : the atomic spaceship, 1957-1965 by George Dyson ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 64 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 Neuman by George Dyson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Darwin im Reich der Maschinen : die Evolution der globalen Intelligenz by George Dyson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Darwin among the machines the evolution of global intelligence, second edition by George Dyson ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baidarka : the kayak by George Dyson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English 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 15 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
Darwin among the machines by George Dyson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faszination Baidarka : Geschichte, Entwicklung und Wiedergeburt des Aleuten-Kajaks by George Dyson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turing's Cathedral by George Dyson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'evoluzione delle macchine : da Darwin all'intelligenza globale by George Dyson ( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Churingu no daiseido : Konpyuta no sozo to dejitaru sekai no torai by George Dyson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dian nao sheng ming tian yan lun : ren gong zhi hui de yan hua by George Dyson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baidarka : The kayak ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dyson, George B.
Dyson, George B. 1953-
Dyson, George Bernard.
Dyson, George Bernard, 1953-
ダイソン, ジョージ・B
Languages
English (77)
German (3)
Japanese (3)
Italian (2)
French (1)
Chinese (1)
Polish (1)
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