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The Resource Future science : essays from the cutting edge, edited and with a preface by Max Brockman

Future science : essays from the cutting edge, edited and with a preface by Max Brockman

Label
Future science : essays from the cutting edge
Title
Future science
Title remainder
essays from the cutting edge
Statement of responsibility
edited and with a preface by Max Brockman
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Eighteen of the top young scientists at work today present for the lay reader the latest developments in the fields of evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, genetic engineering, and climate science"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
500
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q171
LC item number
.B8726 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Brockman, Max
Series statement
Vintage original
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Technological forecasting
Label
Future science : essays from the cutting edge, edited and with a preface by Max Brockman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Editor Max Brockman introduces the work of some of today's brightest and most innovative young scientists in this fascinating and exciting collection of writings that describe the very boundaries of our knowledge. Future Science features nineteen young scientists, most of whom are presenting their innovative work and ideas to a general audience for the first time. Featured in this collection are William McEwan, a virologist, discussing his research into the biology of antiviral immunity; Naomi Eisenberger, a neuroscientist, wondering how social rejection affects us physically; Jon Kleinberg, a computer scientist, showing what massive datasets can teach us about society and ourselves; and Anthony Aguirre, a physicist, who gives readers a tantalizing glimpse of infinity"-- Provided by publisher
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the coming age of ocean exploration / Kevin P. Hand -- Children's helping hands / Felix Warneken -- Molecular cut and paste : the new generation of biological tools / William McEwan -- Next step : infinity / Anthony Aguirre -- Nurture, nature, and the stress that is life / Daniela Kaufer and Darlene Francis -- What can huge data sets teach us about society and ourselves? / Jon Kleinberg -- On the universality of attractiveness / Coren Apicella -- To err is primate / Laurie R. Santos -- Our brains know why we do what we do / Samuel M. McClure -- Is shame necessary? / Jennifer Jacquet -- Plant immunity in a changing world / Kirsten Bomblies -- The emergence of human audiovisual communication / Asif A. Ghazanfar -- Why rejection hurts / Naomi I. Eisenberger -- Finding the mind in the body / Joshua Knobe -- Should the law depend on luck? / Fiery Cushman -- How we read people's moral minds / Liane Young -- How odd I am! / Daniel Haun -- Where does human diversity come from? / Joan Y. Chiao
Control code
1308280
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 247 pages
Isbn
9780307741912
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011003006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1308280
  • (OCoLC)682893488
Label
Future science : essays from the cutting edge, edited and with a preface by Max Brockman
Publication
Note
"Editor Max Brockman introduces the work of some of today's brightest and most innovative young scientists in this fascinating and exciting collection of writings that describe the very boundaries of our knowledge. Future Science features nineteen young scientists, most of whom are presenting their innovative work and ideas to a general audience for the first time. Featured in this collection are William McEwan, a virologist, discussing his research into the biology of antiviral immunity; Naomi Eisenberger, a neuroscientist, wondering how social rejection affects us physically; Jon Kleinberg, a computer scientist, showing what massive datasets can teach us about society and ourselves; and Anthony Aguirre, a physicist, who gives readers a tantalizing glimpse of infinity"-- Provided by publisher
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the coming age of ocean exploration / Kevin P. Hand -- Children's helping hands / Felix Warneken -- Molecular cut and paste : the new generation of biological tools / William McEwan -- Next step : infinity / Anthony Aguirre -- Nurture, nature, and the stress that is life / Daniela Kaufer and Darlene Francis -- What can huge data sets teach us about society and ourselves? / Jon Kleinberg -- On the universality of attractiveness / Coren Apicella -- To err is primate / Laurie R. Santos -- Our brains know why we do what we do / Samuel M. McClure -- Is shame necessary? / Jennifer Jacquet -- Plant immunity in a changing world / Kirsten Bomblies -- The emergence of human audiovisual communication / Asif A. Ghazanfar -- Why rejection hurts / Naomi I. Eisenberger -- Finding the mind in the body / Joshua Knobe -- Should the law depend on luck? / Fiery Cushman -- How we read people's moral minds / Liane Young -- How odd I am! / Daniel Haun -- Where does human diversity come from? / Joan Y. Chiao
Control code
1308280
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 247 pages
Isbn
9780307741912
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011003006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1308280
  • (OCoLC)682893488

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