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What's next? : dispatches on the future of science : original essays from a new generation of scientists

Author: Max Brockman
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays that explore the future of such scientific fields as astrophysics, paleoanthropology, climatology, and neuroscience.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Max Brockman
ISBN: 9780307389312 0307389316
OCLC Number: 290472286
Description: xv, 237 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Will we decamp for the Northern Rim / Laurence C. Smith --
Mirror neurons : are we ethical by nature? / Christian Keysers --
How to enhance human beings / Nick Bostrom --
Our place in an unnatural universe / Sean Carroll --
Just what is dark energy? / Stephon H.S. Alexander --
Development of the social brain in adolescence / Sarah-Jayne Blakemore --
Watching minds interact / Jason P. Mitchell --
What makes big ideas stocky? / Matthew D. Lieberman --
Fruit flies of the moral mind / Joshua D. Greene --
How does our language shape the way we think / Lera Boroditsky --
Memory enhancement, memory erasure : the future of our past / Sam Cooke --
The vital importance of imagination / Deena Skolnick Weisberg --
Brain time / David M. Eagleman --
Out of our minds : how did Homo sapiens come down from the trees, and why did no one follow? / Vanessa Woods and Brain Hare --
The aliens among us / Nathan Wolfe --
How did the social insects become social? / Seirian Sumner --
Extinction and the evolution of humankind / Katerina Harvati --
Why hasn't specialization led to the Balkanization of science? / Gavin Schmidt.
Responsibility: edited by Max Brockman.
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A collection of essays that explore the future of such scientific fields as astrophysics, paleoanthropology, climatology, and neuroscience.

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