Future Science: Essays from the cutting edge

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Max Brockman
OUP Oxford, Oct 13, 2011 - Science - 272 pages
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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.

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User Review  - JeffV - LibraryThing

Future Science is a collection of essays written by young PhDs with impressive credentials. While it does touch on a variety of scientific pursuits, ranging from astronomy to viral pathology. However ... Read full review

FUTURE SCIENCE: Essays from the Cutting Edge

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A collection of essays by young scientists, describing the implications of their work for a general audience.Literary agent Brockman (What's Next: Dispatches on the Future of Science, 2009) notes in ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Max Brockman is the vice president of Brockman, Inc. a literary agency, and the editor of What's Next? Dispatches on the Future of Science. He also works with the Edge Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization that publishes the Edge newsletter (www.edge.com). He lives in New York City.

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