Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge, Max Brockman
  • List: $17.50  |  Sale: $12.25
    Club: $8.75
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge

Author: Max Brockman

Narrator: Various

Unabridged: 6 hr 44 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 08/09/2011

Genre: Science - Research & Methodology

Synopsis

In this fascinating collection of writings that introduce the very latest theories and discoveries in science, editor Max Brockman presents the work of some of today’s brightest and most innovative young researchers. 
 
Future Science features eighteen young scientists, most of whom are presenting their work and ideas to a general audience for the first time. Included in this collection are

* William McEwan, a virologist, discussing his research into the biology of antiviral immunity

* Naomi Eisenberger, a neuroscientist, wondering how social rejection affects us physically

* Jon Kleinberg, a computer scientist, showing what massive datasets can teach us about society and ourselves

* Anthony Aguirre, a physicist, who gives readers a tantalizing glimpse of infinity

“Future Science shares with the world a delightful secret that we academics have been keeping—that despite all the hysteria about how electronic media are dumbing down the next generation, a tidal wave of talent has been flooding into science, making their elders feel like the dumb ones. . . . It has a wealth of new and exciting ideas, and will help shake up our notions regarding the age, sex, color, and topic clichés of the current public perception of science.”
—Steven Pinker, author of The Stuff of Thought

Recommended

Why Time Flies A Mostly Scientific Investigation, Alan Burdick
Why Time Flies
by Alan Burdick

List: $17.99

Sale: $12.59

Club: $8.99

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 01/24/2017

Liquid Rules The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives, Mark Miodownik
Liquid Rules
by Mark Miodownik

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Michael Page
Published: 02/19/2019

The Physics of Everyday Things The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day, James Kakalios
The Physics of Everyday Things
by James Kakalios

List: $15.00

Sale: $10.50

Club: $7.50

Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross
Published: 05/16/2017

The Order of Time, Carlo Rovelli
The Order of Time
by Carlo Rovelli

List: $16.00

Sale: $11.20

Club: $8.00

Narrator: Benedict Cumberbatch
Published: 05/08/2018

On Trails: An Exploration, Robert Moor
On Trails: An Exploration
by Robert Moor

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Jason Grasl
Published: 08/29/2016

The Ascent of Gravity The Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything, Marcus Chown
The Ascent of Gravity
by Marcus Chown

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Adjoa Andoh
Published: 11/07/2017

Every Tool's a Hammer Life Is What You Make It, Adam Savage
Every Tool's a Hammer
by Adam Savage

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Adam Savage
Published: 05/07/2019

Ripples in Spacetime Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy, Govert Schilling
Ripples in Spacetime
by Govert Schilling

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Joel Richards
Published: 09/12/2017

Operation Paperclip The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America, Annie Jacobsen
Operation Paperclip
by Annie Jacobsen

List: $27.98

Sale: $19.59

Club: $13.99

Narrator: Annie Jacobsen
Published: 02/11/2014
{"id":"318347","ean":"9780307933706","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge","subtitle":"Essays from the Cutting Edge","author":"Max Brockman","rating_average":"4","narrator":"Various","ubr_id":"318347","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"17.50","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"11.38","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Various","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 6 hr 40 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}