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Mind, life, and universe : conversations with great scientists of our time
Mind, life, and universe : conversations with great scientists of our time
2007
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Imprint:
White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., c2007.
Collation:
xx, 358 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes:
"A Sciencewriters book."Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-345) and index.
Contents:
Intelligent life on earth? / Nicholas Mackintosh -- Stressed chimps / Robert Sapolsky -- Nearly human / Jane Goodall -- A question of degree / Jordi Sabater Pi -- Like ants, bees, and termites, but different / Edward O. Wilson -- Can beauty be measured? / Victor Johnston -- Science of happiness / Daniel Gilbert -- Psychopaths / Robert Hare -- No one is boss / Daniel Dennett -- The hidden self / Oliver Sacks -- Locked in the dark / Rodolfo Llina��s -- Dialogue with fear / Joseph Ledoux -- Fretful worry / Kenneth Kendler -- Drumbeats / Steven Strogatz -- Survival, not truth, is imperative / Richard Gregory -- Dreaming to learn / Nicholas Humphrey -- Music and talk / Diana Deutsch -- The secret code / Sydney Brenner -- Beyond the human genome / William Haseltine -- The second brain / Phillip Tobias and Ralph Holloway -- Immortality from your mother / Douglas Walker -- Inevitability of aging? / Tom Kirkwood -- Life, master of the earth / James E. Lovelock -- Life is a mistake / Kenneth H. Nealson -- Evolution and purpose / Stephen Jay Gould -- The code of the dead / Richard Dawkins -- Purpose of evolution / Dorion Sagan -- Life as growth / William Day -- Our ancestor, the bacterium / Ricardo Guerrero -- Different from amoebae / John Bonner -- Walk through a cloud of electrons / Eugene Chudnovsky -- Atomic consciousness / Heinrich Rohrer -- Too huge for the atom, too tiny for the star / Sheldon Lee Glashow -- New dimensions / Lisa Randall -- Manipulation by dwarves / Nicola��s Garci�a -- Space destroyed and time obliterated / Paul Davies.
ISBN:
9781933392615 (hbk)1933392614 (hbk)9781933392431 (pbk)1933392436 (pbk)
Dewey class:
509.22
LC class:
Q141
Language:
English
BRN:
774211
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