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Present at the Future From Evolution to Nanotechnology, Candid and Controversial Conversations on Science and Nature

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ISBN-10: 0060732644

ISBN-13: 9780060732646

Edition: 2007

Authors: Ira Flatow

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For more than 30 years, Ira Flatow has interviewed Nobel winners and experts like E.O Wilson and Carl Sagan on NPR. In this book, he gives us the best of what he's learned from those conversations, investigating such areas as Cosmology, Brain Frontiers, Alternative Energy, Global Warming, Nanotechnology, and much more. In each chapter, he highlights the pioneers that have made the science possible, what it means to our everyday lives, and where we go from here. From dark matter and the human consciousness to the mechanics of flight, Present at the Future reveals the mysteries of today's science and technology that is ever present in our lives.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/4/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.21" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Award-winning journalist Ira Flatow covered many Washington, D.C., stories during his career, including the White House beat, the assassination attempt of President Reagan, and the Senate Watergate hearings and trials. He became a science reporter for CBS's This Morning program; host and writer of the Emmy Award science series Newton's Apple on PBS; and veteran science correspondent for National Public Radio's All Things Considered and Morning Edition. He also hosted a four-part PBS environmental series, Earthkeeping. His articles and comments on various scientific subjects have appeared in such diverse publications as TV Guide, Woman's Day, Science Digest, and The Los Angeles Times. A…    

Three Pounds of Gray 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
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 City 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!
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 Airplane Flies: Debunking the Myth
The Great Champagne Bubble Mystery
Open-Source Biology
The Quest for Immortality
Stem Cells, Cloning, the Quest for Immortality