The Starship and the Canoe

The Starship and the Canoe 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 In The Tradition Of Carl Sagan And John McPhee, A Bracing Cerebral Voyage Past Intergalactic Hoopla And Backwoods Retreats Kirkus Reviews An Unusual And Often Moving Double BiographyIn Their Individual Ways, The Dysons Embody The Extremes Of Twentieth Century Life Science And Technology And The Revolt Against Them The New Yorker A Compelling And Evocative Biography Of Father And Sona Highly Moving Allegory On The Compelling Ideologies Of Our TimesAside From Any Deeper Meanings One Could Extract From This Book, It Is A Lot Of Fun San Francisco Chronicle I read this way back when it was first published 1978 What do you do when you re overshadowed by a famous father George Dyson retreats to the wilderness while intellectual Freeman Dyson grapples with the
I found this book at a used book store some time ago in Arcata.Well let me rephrase that my girlfriend found it My girlfriend being Ken Brower s niece while the title, cover and description of the book caught my interest it was an immediate buy Though I later learned I could just pull one of a handful of copies from Ken s shelf at a later time.I did t read this for almost two years after
Freeman Dyson wants to build a starship to take him into the cosmos atop a column of atomic fire His son George wants to build an ocean going canoe While his father dwells in an Ivory Tower, George lives in a tree house One an accomplished mathematician who lectures at universities worldwide, the other a high school drop out who s done jail time for drugs On the surface, father and son could not seemdiffer
Don t be dissuaded by the sci fi cover, it s not sci fi I m not sure how it s classified, which is part of why it s compelling Much of it is written from a biography perspective, with the author following a man preoccupied with building kayaks, and following his father, a prominent nuclear physicist They are both dreamers of engineering capabilities and of civilizations The son is rooted in the past while the father looks only ahead Aside from being about the father son relationship, The S Don t be dissuaded by the sci fi cover, it s not sci fi I m not sure how it s classified, which is part of why it s compelling Much
Wonderful book about the intersection of science and non science Father and son, one a world renowned nuclear scientist who helped created the A bomb, the other striving to understand the world the the creation of a birch bark canoe. I really enjoyed this short read The author s use of descriptive language to paint a picture of both the main character as well as the places he visits on his adventure left me with a longing to spend some time in the Alaskan wilderness, well away from the grizzly of course. This is a true story of Freeman Dyson and George Dyson He just released a new book George that is He wrote Turing s Cathedral. Excellent book,especially if you are about to visit Alaska and do some kayaking, and if you are a certain age Hard to find in a library though.I bought it and passed it around. Inspired me to learn how to sea kayak. A father and son with vastly different goals and views reveal how they are united by their love for possibilities and exploration The possibility of this unusual relationship is worth exploring.

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  • Hardcover
  • 270 pages
  • The Starship and the Canoe
  • Kenneth Brower
  • English
  • 05 March 2018
  • 0030391962