The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge : An Encyclopedia of Advanced Technologies

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An authoritative, easy-to-use guide to the advanced systems and techniques that are making-or will soon make-a major impact on our lives, in such areas as computing, communications, biotechnology, medicine, national defence, space, education, entertainment, and the environment. The Cutting Edge includes 120 original entries that go far beyond basic technological information to include: the history of a technology, how it works, its present applications and the issues-ethical, legal, environmental, political, scientific-which surround it. It serves a qide audience, from high school students and their teachers in science and social studies courses to college undergraduates and general readers who want to know not only how a new technology works-but also understand its historical context and the potential impact on our lives.show more

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  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 185.4 x 261.1 x 25.9mm | 1,055g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous halftones and line drawings
  • 0195128990
  • 9780195128994

Table of contents

INCLUDES 120 ORIGINAL ENTRIES THAT GO FAR BEYOND BASIC TECHNOLOGICAL INFORMATION TO INCLUDE: THE HISTORY OF A TECHNOLOGY, HOW IT WORKS, ITS PRESENT APPLICATIONS AND THE ISSUES--ETHICAL, LEGAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, POLITICAL, SCIENTIFIC--WHICH SURROUND ITshow more