Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge
OUP Oxford, Oct 13, 2011 - Psychology - 272 pages
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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 EdgeUser 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
On the Coming Age of Ocean Exploration
Childrens Helping Hands
The New Generation of Biological Tools
Nurture Nature and the Stress That Is Life
What Can Huge Data Sets Teach Us About Society and Ourselves?
On the Universality of Attractiveness
To Err Is Primate
Plant Immunity in a Changing World
The Emergence of Human Audiovisual Communication
Why Rejection Hurts
Finding the Mind in the Body
Should the Law Depend on Luck?
How We Read Peoples Moral Minds
How Odd I Am
Where Does Human Diversity Come From?
Our Brains Know Why We Do What We Do
Is Shame Necessary?