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On the Frontiers of science : how scientists see our future

Author: Nigel Calder; John Newell
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A compilation of writings by contemporary scientists about current work being accomplished in many different branches of science.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Calder; John Newell
ISBN: 0816022054 9780816022052
OCLC Number: 19512269
Notes: "An Equinox book."
Description: 248 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Space: Theory of everything --
Limits of astronomy --
Space agenda --
Moving around in space --
Other intelligences --
Earth: Gaia --
New ways of looking at Earth --
Warding off natural hazards --
Planet management --
Genetic engineering --
Body: Genetics and disease --
War on killer agents --
Aging and immortality --
Fringe medicine --
Mind-body interaction --
Mind: Consciousness --
Problem of memory --
Language --
Trends in Psychiatry --
Mood control --
Humanity: Understanding humans --
Improving humans --
Replacing humans --
Index.
Responsibility: contributing editors, Nigel Calder and John Newell.

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A compilation of writings by contemporary scientists about current work being accomplished in many different branches of science.

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