Brave Green World : How Science Can Save Our Planet / Chris Forman & Claire Asher.
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- ISBN: 9780262044462
- Physical Description: 256 pages : illustrations, photographs ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, by arrangement with UniPress Books Ltd., 2021.
- Copyright: ©2021
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliography (p. 250-251) and index (p. 254-255).
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Introduction -- Planet Energy: Where Does Planet Earth Find Its Energy? -- Circular Ecology: Solutions Found in Nature -- Humanity's Linear Systems: Where the End Product Is Waste -- The 3D Printer: The Game-Changer of Additive Manufacturing -- Synthetic Biology: Creating Novel Biology -- Emergence: When What's Made Is More Than the Sum of Its Parts -- Artificial Intelligence Algorithms: The Magic Ingredient -- The Digital Process: Smart Materials -- The Cities of the Future: Log on and Print out Your Shopping -- Taking it Further: Space Travel and the Bottleneck -- References -- Glossary -- Index -- Acknowledgments.
"In nature, there is little chemical waste; nearly every atom is a resource to be utilized by organisms, ensuring that all the available matter remains in a perpetual cycle. By contrast, human systems of energy production and manufacturing are linear; the end product is waste. In Brave Green World, Chris Forman and Claire Asher show what we can learn from the efficient circularity of ecosystems. They offer an unblinkered yet realistic and positive vision of a future in which we can combine biology and manufacturing to solve our central problems of waste and pollution. Chris Forman is a physicist, with a PhD in protein engineering, conducting research at Northwestern University into the organization of soft matter using experimental, theoretical, and computational approaches. Claire Asher is a biologist with a PhD in evolution and genetics, specializing in the behavior of ants. A widely published science writer, she has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Bloomsbury Theatre, and appeared on BBC4 and BBC Radio 4." --Provided by publisher.
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