101 Things You Don't Know about Science and No One Else Does Either
James Trefil takes the reader on a thrilling tour across the borders of current scientific knowledge-from astronomy to genetics, from information technology to cosmology, the great contested questions that preoccupy researchers today and will become headlines tomorrow. In elegant, witty three-page summations, Dr. Trefil "makes sense of science for the rest of us" (Washington Post).
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Trefil, a physics professor and a prolific science writer (From Atoms to Quarks, LJ 11/15/94), has expressed concern over the lack of scientific literacy in the general public. He attempts to address ... Read full review
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Is There a Theory of Everything and Can We Afford
How Much of the World Can We Simulate with
How Much of the World Is Chaotic?
Are There Problems That Cant Be Solved?
The Quantum Eraser
How Much Is a Kilogram?
A New Window on the Universe?
Why Does a Protein Have the Shape It Has?
Whither the Human Genome Project?
What Will Follow the Pill?
Can We Live Forever?
What Is the Connection Between Mind and Brain?
Are We the Men We Used to Be?
The Attack of the Killer Bees
Using Your Genes to Tell Why Youre Sick
Astronomy and Cosmology
How Old Is the Universe?
How Will the Universe End?
Is Anybody Out There?
What Are Quasars?
Parallel Universes and All That
Earth and Planetary Sciences
How Stable Is the Climate?
The Case of the Missing Carbon
Could We Should We Modify the Climate?
Will the Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt?
Why Does the Earths Magnetic Field Reverse Itself?
Will We Be Able to Predict Earthquakes?
How Well Can We Predict the Weather?
Is There an Asteroid Out There with Our Name on It?
What Is the Earth Observing System?
Biology Mostly Molecular
How Is DNA Repaired?
Will We Find New Magic Bullets?
Why Doesnt Your Immune System Attack Your
Have We Lost the War on Cancer?
Will We Be Able to Cure AIDS?
Evolution Mostly Human
We Get to Be So Smart?
Who Were the Earliest Humans?
Will We Be Looking for Fossils on Mars?
Human Beings Arrive in North America?
Technology Mostly Computers
Will We Be Computing with Light?
Can We Make Computers That Learn?
Where Will Nanotechnology Take Us?
Why Do We Face a Continuing Software Crisis?
Will the World or the Federal Government End
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101 Things You Don't Know about Science: And No One Else Does Either
James S. Trefil
No preview available - 1997