Buy from Amazon
Infinite in all directions
The second part of the book looks at diversity in human affairs, but from a scientist's point of view. Dyson spends a few chapters looking at the problems of big projects, such as space missions, and shows how a large number of smaller projects usually produce better value for money. In the later chapters of the book Dyson gives his opinions on nuclear weapons and other cold war issues - possibly a bit out of date now. I felt that the book did suffer a bit from Dyson's tendency to jump from one subject to another without spending a sufficient time on any, but it does have an extensive list of further reading for those interested in a particular topic. Dyson is a significant figure in the scientific world, and if you want to find out his opinions on a large number of subjects then this book would be a good place to start.