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Present at the future : from evolution to nanotechnology, candid and controversial conversations on science and nature

Author: Ira Flatow
Publisher: New York : Collins, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An irreverent tour of the science of everyday life by a veteran NPR correspondent draws on his conversations with such authorities as E.O. Wilson and Carl Sagan to investigate such fields as stem-cell research, genetic engineering, and alternative energies.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Flatow
ISBN: 9780060732646 0060732644
OCLC Number: 122715436
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 354 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Three pounds of grey matter --
The mind's window --
Memory : senior jeopardy!, anyone? --
Oliver sacks : music makes the memory --
Pathways of addiction --
Sleep and learning : caffeine in your beer --
Cosmology --
Where the very big meets the very little --
It's a dark world after all --
String theory : we have a problem --
Getting ready for global warming --
Is every coastal town a New Orleans waiting to happen? --
The moral imperative --
Energy : which way to go? --
It makes your hair hurt --
Forests and fields of alcohol --
The nuclear option --
Is coal still king? --
The wind rush is on! --
Nanotechnology --
The new small is big --
Leaving the earth --
There's no business like space business --
The oceans are in trouble --
Sylvia Earle : sounding the alarm --
Craig Venter goes fishing for genes --
Science and religion --
Fitting God into the equation --
Evolution : still under attack --
The Dover School Board case --
Pioneers present at the future --
Jane Goodall --
Ian Wilmut : Dolly plus ten --
The Wizard of Woz --
The ultimate computer --
Whither cyberspace? --
The universe as computer --
Beauty in the details --
The joy of knowing --
The case of the mice cured of diabetes --
The misbehaving shower curtain --
Why an airplace flies : debunking the myth --
The great champagne bubble mystery --
Open source biology --
The quest for immortality --
Stem cells, cloning, and the quest for immortality.
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An irreverent tour of the science of everyday life by a veteran NPR correspondent draws on his conversations with such authorities as E.O. Wilson and Carl Sagan to investigate such fields as stem-cell research, genetic engineering, and alternative energies.

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