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Present at the future : from evolution to nanotechnology, candid and controversial conversations on science and nature

Flatow, Ira.(Author).

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  • ISBN: 0060732644
  • ISBN: 9780060732646
  • Physical Description: xiv, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Collins, [2007]

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Three pounds of grey matter -- The mind's window -- Memory : senior jeopardy!, anyone? -- Oliver sacks : music makes the memory -- Pathways of addiction -- Sleep and learning : caffeine in your beer -- Cosmology -- Where the very big meets the very little -- It's a dark world after all -- String theory : we have a problem -- Getting ready for global warming -- Is every coastal town a New Orleans waiting to happen? -- The moral imperative -- Energy : which way to go? -- It makes your hair hurt -- Forests and fields of alcohol -- The nuclear option -- Is coal still king? -- The wind rush is on! -- Nanotechnology -- The new small is big -- Leaving the earth -- There's no business like space business -- The oceans are in trouble -- Sylvia Earle : sounding the alarm -- Craig Venter goes fishing for genes -- Science and religion -- Fitting God into the equation -- Evolution : still under attack -- The Dover School Board case -- Pioneers present at the future -- Jane Goodall -- Ian Wilmut : Dolly plus ten -- The Wizard of Woz -- The ultimate computer -- Whither cyberspace? -- The universe as computer -- Beauty in the details -- The joy of knowing -- The case of the mice cured of diabetes -- The misbehaving shower curtain -- Why an airplace flies : debunking the myth -- The great champagne bubble mystery -- Open source biology -- The quest for immortality -- Stem cells, cloning, and the quest for immortality.
Summary, etc.: "Veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning radio and TV journalist Ira Flatow's enthusiasm for all things science has made him a beloved on-air journalist. For more than thirty-five years, Flatow has interviewed the top scientists and researchers on many NPR and PBS programs, including his popular Science Friday spot on Talk of the Nation. In Present at the Future, he shares the groundbreaking revelations from those conversations, including the latest on nanotechnology, space travel, global warming, alternative energies, stem cell research, and using the universe as a super-super computer. Flatow also further explores his favorite topic of the science of everyday life with explanations on why the shower curtain sticks to you, the real story of why airplanes fly, and much more."--from jacket.
Subject: Science Miscellanea
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