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What remains to be discovered : mapping the secrets of the universe, the origins of life, and the future of the human race / John Maddox

By: Maddox, John.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York The Free Press 1998Description: 434 s. ill.ISBN: 068482292X.Subject(s): NaturvetenskapOther classification: U | U
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From DNA & cloning to nuclear weapons & space exploration, one of the most visionary scientists of our time maps out the wonders of science yet to unfold.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. xi)
  • Introduction: The River of Discovery (p. 1)
  • Part 1 Matter
  • 1 Beginnings Without End (p. 25)
  • 2 Simplicity Buried in Complexity (p. 61)
  • 3 Everything at Once (p. 91)
  • Part 2 Life
  • 4 The Likelihood of Life (p. 125)
  • 5 Cooperation and Autonomy (p. 163)
  • 6 The Genome and Its Faults (p. 195)
  • 7 Nature's Family Tree (p. 235)
  • Part 3 Our World
  • 8 Thinking Machines (p. 275)
  • 9 The Numbers Game (p. 309)
  • 10 Avoidance of Calamity (p. 331)
  • Conclusion: What Lies Ahead (p. 367)
  • Notes (p. 379)
  • Index (p. 417)