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Talking Science (Paperback): Adam Hart-Davis

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Adam Hart-Davis

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This book has surfaced through and is based upon the One on One/Maximum science Mag Rack television series, which endeavoured to open up the world of science through a selection of interviews. Adam Hart-Davis therefore, a TV personality and a man who not only loves science but embraces it with passion, was chosen to converse with eminent scientists such as John Maynard Smith (Chapter nine - Why we bother with sex), Sir Martin Rees (Chapter twelve - Why we are in the universe/or multiverses) and Eric Lander (Chapter seven - Human genome project) about their work. Now, fourteen of those thought-provoking and informal interviews have been brought together creating a book that offers us not only the background history of the scientist being interviewed but also bringing the motivation and ground-breaking moments of these world leading scientists to our attention and within such frank discussion, tries to explain some of the most important and decisive questions of our age. (Kirkus UK)
Adam Hart Davis has interviewed some of the most influential scientists and thinkers of our time. In this fascinating insight into modern science he presents the stories behind the science, the difficulties behind the discoveries and the future of the findings, as explained by the people themselves.

Adam Hart Davis talks with:

Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Bath, UK)

Sir Michael Berry (Bristol, UK)

Colleen Cavanaugh (Harvard, US)

Richard Dawkins (Oxford, UK) .

Loren Graham (MIT, US)

Richard Gregory (Bristol, UK)

Eric Lander (MIT, US)

Lord May of Oxford (UK)

John Maynard Smith (Sussex, UK)

Rosalind Picard (MIT, US)

Peter Raven (St Louis, US)

Sir Martin Rees (Cambridge, UK)

Eugenie Scott (Oakland, US)

Lewis Wolpert (UCL, UK)

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Imprint: John Wiley & Sons
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2004
Editors: Adam Hart-Davis
Dimensions: 190 x 154 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 292
ISBN-13: 978-0-470-09302-3
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
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LSN: 0-470-09302-1
Barcode: 9780470093023

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