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Science at the frontier

Author: Addison Greenwood; Marcia Bartusiak; Barbara A Burke; Edward Edelson; National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1992-
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Greenwood, Addison.
Science at the frontier.
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1992-
(DLC) 93106810
(OCoLC)27888311
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Addison Greenwood; Marcia Bartusiak; Barbara A Burke; Edward Edelson; National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
ISBN: 0585168423 9780585168425
OCLC Number: 44957379
Description: 1 online resource (volumes 1) : illustrations
Contents: v. 1. Geology: the great heat engine: modeling Earth's dynamics --
Photosynthesis: artificial photosynthesis: chemical and biological systems for converting light to electricity and fuels --Dynamical systems: when the simple is complex: new mathematical approaches to learning about the universe --
Astrophysics: looking farther in space and time --Gene regulation: gene control: transcription factors and mechanisms --
Magnetic resonance imaging: new breakthroughs in medical diagnostics --
Computation: beyond theory and experiment: seeing the world through scientific computation --
Atmospheric science: research and regulation: science's contribution to the public debate --Neural networks: computational neuroscience: a window to understanding how the brain works --
Physics: quasicrystals and superconductors: advances in condensed matter physics.
Responsibility: by Addison Greenwood ; with Marcia F. Bartusiak, Barbara A. Burke, and Edward Edelson for the National Academy of Sciences.

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At Frontiers of Science symposia, leading young scientists present and discuss their work with their peers in other fields, at a level intelligible across fields (e.g. a molecular biologist makes a presentation understandable to a geologist and vice versa). This book was a collaborative effort on the part of science writer Greenwood and 1990 symposium presenters to share the "frontiers" with a wider audience--scientists in various fields and serious lay readers; future volumes are planned for the 1991 and 1992 symposia. The following topics are addressed in separate chapters: geology, photosynthesis, dynamical systems, astrophysics, gene regulation, magnetic resonance imaging, computation, atmospheric science, neural networks, and physics. Each chapter contains a bibliography and a recommended reading list. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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