The Next Fifty Years

The Next Fifty Years : Science in the First Half of the Twenty First Century

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From Dolly the sheep to the Human Genome Project, the last fifty years have seen unprecedented leaps in our scientific understanding that have revolutionised our perception of ourselves, our world and our place in it. What, one might wonder, does the future have in store for us? Will we discover that our universe existed before the Big Bang or be able to 'swap' brains between different species? What is the future of happiness? In this dazzling collection, scientists at the very forefront of their fields, including Richard Dawkins, Lee Smolin, Sir Martin Rees and Ian Stewart, have been brought together to discuss the future of science, and the ways in which these dynamic changes will affect our daily lives.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 263g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753817101
  • 9780753817100
  • 2,121,544

About John Brockman

John Brockman, president of the Edge Foundation and a founder of The Reality Club, is a writer and literary agent based in New York. He is has written and edited twenty books, including The Third Culture, How Things Are: A Science Tool-Kit for the Mind and The Greatest Inventions of the past 2000 Years.show more

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