Future Science : Essays from the cutting edge, Paperback Book

Future Science : Essays from the cutting edge Paperback

Edited by Max (Vice President of Brockman, Inc Literary Agency) Brockman

Description

The next wave of science writing is here. Editor Max Brockman has talent-spotted 19 young scientists, working on leading-edge research across a wide range of fields.

Nearly half of them are women, and all of them are great communicators: their passion and excitement makes this collection a wonderfully invigorating read.

We hear from an astrobiologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena about the possibilities for life elsewhere in the solar system (and the universe); from the director of Yale's Comparative Cognition Laboratory about why we keep making the same mistakes; from a Cambridge lab about DNA synthesis; from the Tanzanian savannah about what lies behind attractiveness; we hear about how to breed plants to withstand disease, about ways to extract significance from the Interne's enormous datasets, about oceanography, neuroscience, microbiology, and evolutionary psychology.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages, A few line drawings
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Psychology
  • ISBN: 9780199699353

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