PRESENT AT THE FUTURE ~ From Evolution to Nanotechnology, Candid and Controversial Conversations on Science and Nature
Book review and technical detail PRESENT AT THE FUTURE ~ From Evolution to Nanotechnology, Candid and Controversial Conversations on Science and Nature Ira Flatow
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|Title||PRESENT AT THE FUTURE ~ From Evolution to Nanotechnology, Candid and Controversial Conversations on Science and Nature|
|Category||Science & Technology|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
From his angle point as host of NPR’s accepted radio appearance Science Friday, Flatow (They All Laughed...From Light Bulbs to Lasers: The Alluring Stories Behind the Great Inventions That Have Changed Our Lives, 1992, etc.) has acquired an absorbing overview of accepted science. Unfortunately, this book fails to go above that overview.The book is disconnected into 12 chapters: new analysis on the brain, cosmology, altitude change, alternating energies, nanotechnology, amplitude travel, ocean life, the science against adoration controversy, accurate pioneers, the approaching of cyberspace, new approaches to science and the pros and cons of stem-cell research. By accoutrement such ample terrain, the columnist sets himself the about absurd assignment of abundantly exploring anniversary concept. Lacking footnotes or a bibliography, it may be difficult for readers to seek added account on any of the included subjects. The book’s backbone lies in the author’s counterbalanced advantage of arguable issues, such as the achievability of switching to biofuels or application nuclear activity as a backup for gasoline. The aerial point is Flatow’s altercation of why planes fly, based on NASA researcher Norman Smith’s cause to acting Newton’s third law of motion for Bernoulli’s principle. Many of the interviews awning intriguing, cutting-edge material—including a altercation of breakthrough computers with Seth Lloyd, a abettor of automated engineering at MIT, and breakthrough allure with Lee Smolin, a analysis physicist at the Perimeter Institute. But added genitalia of the book feel dated, such as the area accoutrement anamnesis and the furnishings of age on the brain, conducted with Dr. Aaron P. Nelson, arch of neuropsychology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and abettor assistant at Harvard Medical School. Flatow absolutely has a adroitness for award the adapted professionals to altercate anniversary topic, but the consistent anecdotal will acceptable abash newbies and annul added abreast readers.A disappointingly apparent book about a cardinal of alluring subjects.
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 dark matter and the human consciousness to the surprising number of scientists who believe in a Creator, Present at the Future reveals the mysteries of science, nature, and technology that shape our lives.
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