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by Kenneth Brower

Free eBook The Starship and the Canoe download ISBN: 0030391962
Author: Kenneth Brower
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston; 1st edition (1978)
Language: English
Pages: 270
Category: Biography and Memoir
Subcategory: Professionals and Academics
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In this book author Kenneth Brower alternates the telling of the divergent lives of these two men. As a result he captures the generational tension of an era. Freeman Dyson was a product not only of the Fifties but of the flowing optimism of those years that today seems unimaginable.

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Kenneth Brower is an American environmental writer. He has written a number of books about the environment, national parks, and natural places. He authored the series The Earth's Wild Places, which was published by the Friends of the Earth in the 1970s. His most widely read book, on Yosemite, is in over 1,200 WorldCat libraries. Many of his books have been published by the National Geographic Society. Several of his books have been translated into Japanese, German, Spanish, and Hebrew

Kenneth Brower explores the relationship of this odd father-son duo, whose goals could hardly be more different yet whose approaches are inevitably alike, with insight and sensitivity.

ISBN 13: 9780553124514. Kenneth Brower explores the relationship of this odd father-son duo, whose goals could hardly be more different yet whose approaches are inevitably alike, with insight and sensitivity. In their individual ways, the Dysons embody the extremes of twentieth-century life - science and technology, and the revolt against them.

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The story of a father and son who search for life's meaning in very different ways. "In the tradition of Carl Sagan and John McPhee, a bracing cerebral voyage past intergalactic hoopla and backwoods retreats."--Kirkus Reviews
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Arashitilar
If someone asked me to recommend a book to explain the Sixties this would be it. George Dyson, son of well-known physicist Freeman Dyson, was raised in a rarefied academic atmosphere. He walked away from that life at sixteen, not because of random rebellion but because this truly was what he needed to do.
In this book author Kenneth Brower alternates the telling of the divergent lives of these two men. As a result he captures the generational tension of an era.
Freeman Dyson was a product not only of the Fifties but of the flowing optimism of those years that today seems unimaginable. Truly, back then if one could think it then it was possible. One of the ideas Freeman thought possible was project Orion, a huge space vehicle propelled by external nuclear explosions. In the beginning years Freeman actually expected to journey across the solar system in Orion.
George's life was nearly the diametric opposite of his father's. He wound up on the Canadian Pacific shore, living in a tree house and designing ocean-going canoes. The irony is that he found a universe to explore in his canoes - the coasts and islands of the Canadian Northwest and Alaska.
In a fractal sense, both physically and culturally, George's universe was as infinite as his father's. And while he continues to explore it to this day, his father never got into his universe more than the cruising altitude of a 737.
I am nearly the same age as George, long enough into my life to wonder what I've done with it. Frankly, I envy not just George's vision but his ability to follow it.
I admire his father's pursuit as well. In much of the story there is clear tension between father and son, yet in the end some sort of meeting of minds happens.
Even though this book was written over twenty-five years ago it offers a still-fresh notion of the gulfs between people, and how our failures in bridging these distances cause us to forsake a real future.
Syleazahad
The big ideas, the unique individuals, the juxtaposition of two polar opposites who at the same time are so alike. An enjoyable mind opener.
Jelar
The book arrived on time and as described.
Alister
Book arrived in wonderful condition.
blac wolf
You get a look at what makes these two Dysons who they are. A bit more emphasis on George Dyson, the son. If you want a deeper view of Freeman then get "Disturbing the Universe". Like one other reveiwer, this is one of the better views of what the generation gap of the 60's was really about and how it effected those who lived through it.
Aria
I enjoyed it more when it first came out. It seems kind of dated material now to me. i didn't enjoy rereading it years later.
Gavirus
This is a great story of Father-Son relationship of a very interesting family, and the way its written is also extremely well-done and almost reads like fiction until 2/3rds in. Thumbs up.
Very enjoyable