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Regis, Edward 1944-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 178 publications in 10 languages and 9,369 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: T174.7, 620.4
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Most widely held works by Edward Regis
Nano : the emerging science of nanotechnology : remaking the world-molecule by molecule by Edward Regis( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the ultimate technology: nanotechnology - the attempt to build ordinary objects from the atoms up, molecule by molecule. So named because its building blocks are the smallest pieces of matter, nanotechnology will give us complete control over the structure of matter, allowing us to build any substance or structure permitted by the laws of nature. Placing atoms as if they were bricks, nano-machines could turn grass clippings into prime sirloin - directly, without cows. They could turn coal into diamond, and sheets of diamond into rocket engines. Suitably reprogrammed, the tiny machines could repair all of your body's ailing cells. Science fiction? Alchemy? Craziness? Actually, scientists have already isolated individual atoms and moved them at will, even using them to spell out words on a scale so small that the entire Encyclopedia Britannica can be written on the head of a pin. Conceived by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feyman and pioneered by the remarkable K. Eric Drexler, who earned the first Ph. D. in the field he created at MIT more than a decade ago, nanotechnology is astoundingly near. In Nano, acclaimed science writer Ed Regis introduces us to the visionary engineers and scientists - as well as the critics - of this imminent technological revolution and shows how their work may soon begin changing the world as we know it. With fleets of molecular assemblers churning out essential commodities without human labor, the world economy would be transformed, famine and poverty banished forever. With cell-repair devices coursing through the human body, aging could be postponed, even halted, common diseases eradicated permanently. But would this new world be a return to Eden or a rash step into a dangerous future? Programmed differently, those same molecular machines could become agents more potent than the deadliest viruses
Who got Einstein's office? : eccentricity and genius at the Institute for Advanced Study by Edward Regis( Book )

54 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 9 languages and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geschiedenis van het Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (USA), waar tientallen belangrijke wetenschappers als Einstein, Gödel en Oppenheimer hun werk deden. Daarbij wordt aandacht besteed aan hun leven, hun onderzoek en hun karakters
What is life? : investigating the nature of life in the age of synthetic biology by Edward Regis( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical study of the complex issues surrounding the question of life demonstrates how science can provide us with a definitive understanding of the nature of life, while looking at how modern science can revolutionize our concept of life
The biology of doom : the history of America's secret germ warfare project by Edward Regis( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposes America's secret program to create biological weapons of mass destruction. From anthrax to botulism, from smallpox to Ebola, the threat of biological destruction is rapidly overtaking our collective fear of atomic weaponry. In an era when a lone fanatic could wipe out an entire population with the contents of a small vial, the specter of germ warfare has moved into a prominent position in the public's mind. This riveting narrative traces America's own covert biological weapons program from its origins in World War II to its abrupt cancellation in 1969. This project, at its peak, employed 5,000 people, tested pathogens on 2,000 live human volunteers, and conducted open-air tests on American soil. The U.S. government appropriated research from Japanese experiments on Chinese civilians, thus benefiting from one of the twentieth century's greatest atrocities; sprayed its own cities with bacterial aerosols; and stockpiled millions of bacterial bombs for instant deployment. Yet, surprisingly, almost nothing has been published about this project until now. In light of America's increasing surveillance and condemnation of foreign biological weapons programs, this exposé of America's own dangerous Cold War secret is both fascinating and shocking.--From publisher description
Extraterrestrials : science and alien intelligence( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With current interest in extraterrestrials at a peak, this book is a collection of original and reprinted articles advancing the latest scientific ideas as to the possible existence and nature of extraterrestrial intelligent life. Usually this subject is treated only in popular media, such as science fiction novels, movies, and television. Recently, however, scientists and researchers have begun to consider in earnest whether extraterrestrials really exist, whether they have evolved from simpler forms of life, whether they have evolved intelligence, and if so whether their modes of understanding the world are comparable to and congruent with our own. The contributors to this volume cover these topics, and also consider how we might communicate with aliens, and whether we would be able to understand the alien messages we might receive. Finally the authors, who include distinguished scientists, speculate whether the aliens might have a moral code, and what might be our moral obligations in the event any extraterrestrials were ever discovered. ... Publisher description
Regenesis : how synthetic biology will reinvent nature and ourselves by George M Church( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heady overview of the emerging discipline of synthetic biology and the wonders it can produce, from new drugs and vaccines to biofuels and resurrected woolly mammoths. In this authoritative, sometimes awe-inspiring book, geneticist Church and veteran science writer Regis team up to explore how scientists are now altering the nature of living organisms by modifying their genomes, or genetic makeup
Virus ground zero : stalking the killer viruses with the Centers for Disease Control by Edward Regis( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a destitute hospital in the crowded African city of Kikwit, townpeople, nurses, and doctors are dying of a gruesome disease at the rate of more than a dosen a day. Zaire is on the brink of an explosive epidemic but the outbreak is stopped when wxperts from the Center for Diseas Control(CDC) in Atlanta arrive in the city, reclaim the hospital, and interrupt the chain of virus transmission. With remarkable speed, the CDC's virus detectives trace the outbreak back to its first human case, travel to the viral ground zero where the Ebola virus burst out of the jungle, and trap a vast collection of animals that potentially harbor the virus--including the rats overrunning their motel rooms. It's all in a day's work for the CDC's disease cowboys, who risk their lives daily at the bottom of nature to confront the world's deadliest pathogens. Now acclaimed science writer Ed Regis takes us on a fascinating odyssey across the viral frontier, chronicling the CDC's extraordinary fifty-year history against the backdrop of the 1995 Ebola outbreak---and exploding the media-driven myth of the coming plague. Starting from a small government agency founded for the prupose of eradicating malaria from the United States in the 1940's, the CDC has grown into a disease-fighting behemoth whose sphere of action is the entire planet. Virus Ground Zero shows how the CDC's viral shock troops have helped remove one deadly virus from the face of the earth, are scheduled to do the same with another by the year 2000, and have similar lethal plans for a whole range of other microbes
Great mambo chicken and the transhuman condition : science slightly over the edge by Edward Regis( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of humorous scientific articles discussing the creation of artificial life forms, time machines, and faxing human minds
Gewirth's ethical rationalism : critical essays with a reply by Alan Gewirth( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The info mesa : science, business, and new age alchemy on the Santa Fe Plateau by Edward Regis( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did a small Southwest town transform itself into a hotbed of research science, advanced technology, and money? Tracking key figures in Santa Fe's emerging industries, science journalist Ed Regis explains how entrepreneurial scientists are using complexity theory and powerful, experimental computer programs to create practical--and profitable--applications. Their efforts to convert vast, diverse data, whether chemical or biological or computational, into useful information is leading to new drugs and medical therapies, ultimately revolutionizing our understanding of effective business strategies. With cutting-edge technology, companies are able to test chemicals, drugs, and interactions virtually before committing huge laboratory investments.--From publisher description
Virus ground zero stalking the killer viruses with the Centers for Disease Control by Edward Regis( Recording )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how the viral shock troops of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) have helped remove one deadly virus from the face of the earth and their similar lethal plans for the future
Synthetic pleasures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An around the world exploration of the social impact of the cutting edge technologies of virtual reality, cyber sex, nootropics, artificial recreations and amusements, cryonics, cybernetics, and plastic beauty. Analyzes these "hyperreal" environments and questions society's desire for artificial transformation and its influence on our culture as we approach the 21st century
Virus ground zero by Edward Regis( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsters : the Hindenburg disaster and the birth of pathological technology by Edward Regis( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gewirth's ethical rationalism : crit. essays with a reply by Alan Gewirth( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ke xue ye feng kuang by Edward Regis( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chi si è seduto sulla sedia di Einstein? : [genio e eccentricità in uno dei più prestigiosi santuari della scienza] by Edward Regis( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's conception of the metaphysical individual by Edward Regis( )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akuma no seibutsugaku : Nichi bei ei himitsu seibutsu heiki keikaku no shinjitsu by Edward Regis( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virus zona zero by Edward Regis( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Who got Einstein's office? : eccentricity and genius at the Institute for Advanced StudyWhat is life? : investigating the nature of life in the age of synthetic biologyThe biology of doom : the history of America's secret germ warfare projectVirus ground zero : stalking the killer viruses with the Centers for Disease ControlGreat mambo chicken and the transhuman condition : science slightly over the edgeGewirth's ethical rationalism : critical essays with a reply by Alan GewirthThe info mesa : science, business, and new age alchemy on the Santa Fe PlateauVirus ground zero stalking the killer viruses with the Centers for Disease Control