Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge

Author(s): Max Brockman

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From 19 talented young scientists comes an exciting volume of essays about the future of science. Including cutting edge research across a wide range of fields, we make exciting new discoveries about some of the most interesting scientific problems today, from neuroscience and evolutionary psychology to plant populations and oceanography.


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Punchy, provocative and packed with fascinating insights BBC Focus magazine marvellous Independent on Sunday irrestibile - Sunday Times

Preface; 1. On the Coming Age of Ocean Exploration; 2. Children's Helping Hands; 3. Molecular Cut and Paste; 4. Next Step: Infinity; 5. Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life; 6. What Can Huge Data Sets Teach Us About Society and Ourselves?; 7. On the Universality of Attractiveness; 8. To Err is Primate; 9. Our Brains Know Why We Do What We Do; 10. Is Shame Necessary?; 11. Plant Immunity in a Changing World; 12. The Emergence of Human Audiovisual Communication; 13. Why Rejection Hurts; 14. Finding the Mind in the Body; 15. Should the Law Depend on Luck?; 16. How We Read People's Moral Minds; 17. How Odd I Am!; 18. Where Does Human Diversity Come From?; Acknowledgements

General Fields

  • : 9780199699353
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : October 2011
  • : 196mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2012
  • : books

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  • : Max Brockman
  • : Paperback
  • : 500
  • : 272
  • : line drawings