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Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments

Know This: Today's Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, Discoveries, and Developments

作者 : John Brockman

作者 : 約翰.柏克曼

出版社 : PERENNIAL

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此生必讀的科學大發現!一同走入以科學形塑未來的新旅程
集結專業科學網站《Edge》精選內容,邀請全球175科學菁英人士一同探索無窮無盡的新世界

科學的進步與發展徹底改變我們所認知的世界。不論是新興科技、氣候變化、衛生研究,或是近期神經科學的啟發、物理學、心理學等,科學早已在現存的生活中扮演密不可分的重要角色。專業科學網站《Edge》集結所有最有趣及重要的科學新發現,帶領讀者一同開創全新領域,書中邀約的科學菁英人士包括:普立茲獎得主及《槍炮、病菌與鋼鐵:人類社會的命運》作者賈德‧戴蒙,為您解析複雜的科學問題;《Seven Brief Lessons on Physics》作者卡洛‧羅威利則探討神祕的黑洞;心理學家史迪芬‧平克探討人類的進化史;TED活動策劃人Chris J. Anderson探討全球化腦力的成長速度,當然還有諾貝爾和平獎得獎人弗朗克·韋爾切克、英國音樂家彼得·蓋布瑞爾、數學物理學家弗里曼·戴森、太陽計算機系統發明者比爾‧喬伊等人一同分享科學史上最精采有趣的事物。

Today's most visionary thinkers reveal the cutting-edge scientific ideas and breakthroughs you must understand.


Scientific developments radically change and enlighten our understanding of the world -- whether it's advances in technology and medical research or the latest revelations of neuroscience, psychology, physics, economics, anthropology, climatology, or genetics.

And yet amid the flood of information today, it's often difficult to recognize the truly revolutionary ideas that will have lasting impact. In the spirit of identifying the most significant new theories and discoveries, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org ("The world's smartest website" -- The Guardian), asked 198 of the finest minds What do you consider the most interesting recent scientific news? What makes it important?

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond on the best way to understand complex problems * author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Carlo Rovelli on the mystery of black holes * Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker on the quantification of human progress * TED Talks curator Chris J. Anderson on the growth of the global brain * Harvard cosmologist Lisa Randall on the true measure of breakthrough discoveries * Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek on why the twenty-first century will be shaped by our mastery of the laws of matter * philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein on the underestimation of female genius * music legend Peter Gabriel on tearing down the barriers between imagination and reality * Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson on the surprising ability of small (and cheap) upstarts to compete with billion-dollar projects. Plus Nobel laureate John C. Mather, Sun Microsystems cofounder Bill Joy, Wired founding editor Kevin Kelly, psychologist Alison Gopnik, Genome author Matt Ridley, Harvard geneticist George Church, Why Does the World Exist? author Jim Holt, anthropologist Helen Fisher, and more.
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