The next wave of science writing is here. Editor Max Brockman has talent-spotted 19 young scientists, working on leading-edge research across a wide range of fields.
Nearly half of them are women, and all of them are great communicators: their passion and excitement makes this collection a wonderfully invigorating read.
We hear from an astrobiologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena about the possibilities for life elsewhere in the solar system (and the universe); from the director of Yale's Comparative Cognition Laboratory about why we keep making the same mistakes; from a Cambridge lab about DNA synthesis; from the Tanzanian savannah about what lies behind attractiveness; we hear about how to breed plants to withstand disease, about ways to extract significance from the Interne's enormous datasets, about oceanography, neuroscience, microbiology, and evolutionary psychology.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages, A few line drawings
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 13/10/2011
- Category: Popular science
- ISBN: 9780199699353