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The Resource Chasing Captain America : how advances in science, engineering, and biotechnology will produce a superhuman, E. Paul Zehr ; foreword by Simon Whitfield ; afterword by Nicole Stott

Chasing Captain America : how advances in science, engineering, and biotechnology will produce a superhuman, E. Paul Zehr ; foreword by Simon Whitfield ; afterword by Nicole Stott

Label
Chasing Captain America : how advances in science, engineering, and biotechnology will produce a superhuman
Title
Chasing Captain America
Title remainder
how advances in science, engineering, and biotechnology will produce a superhuman
Statement of responsibility
E. Paul Zehr ; foreword by Simon Whitfield ; afterword by Nicole Stott
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Could we create a real-life superhero by changing human biology itself? The form and function of the human body, once entirely delimited by nature, are now fluid concepts thanks to recent advances in biomedical science and engineering. Professor, author, and comic book enthusiast E. Paul Zehr uses Marvel's Captain America--an ordinary man turned into an extraordinary hero, thanks to a military science experiment--as an entry-point to this brave new world of science, no longer limited to the realm of fiction. With our ever-expanding scientific and technological prowess, human biological adaptability is now in our fallible human hands. Thanks to the convergence of biology, engineering, and technology, we can now alter our abilities through surgery, pharmaceutical enhancement, technological fusion, and genetic engineering. Written in an accessible manner, Chasing Captain America explores these areas and more, asking what the real limits of being human are, how far we should bend those limits, and how we may be forced to reshape human biology if we are to colonize planets like Mars."--
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zehr, E. Paul
Dewey number
660.6/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH442
LC item number
.Z44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2018 D-750
  • QT 36
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Whitfield, Simon
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetic engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Human biology
  • Bioengineering
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Label
Chasing Captain America : how advances in science, engineering, and biotechnology will produce a superhuman, E. Paul Zehr ; foreword by Simon Whitfield ; afterword by Nicole Stott
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Simon Whitfield -- Prelude : the origin of the first Avenger... -- News flash : Captain America comes in from the cold -- Superhero science project : sowing the seeds for a super soldier serum -- Human! : can Captain America overcome the endangered species inside each of us? -- Shape! : can we A.I.M. to make the star-spangled Avenger? -- Muscles in motion! : stem cells, steroids, and the sentinel of liberty -- Think! : putting kapow and know-how into Cap's cranium -- Longevity! : the Steve Rogers regeneration and retirement project -- Creating Captain America : engineering a super soldier with sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll -- Behold the future! : what's to come for Captain America? -- Pre-evolving humanity for future frontiers : bioengineered superheroes in space -- The ethical implications of Captain America : are we obliged to enhance ourselves? -- Afterword / by Nicole Stott
Control code
on1003822036
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781770411999
Lccn
2017473966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781770411999
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781770411999
  • (OCoLC)1003822036
Label
Chasing Captain America : how advances in science, engineering, and biotechnology will produce a superhuman, E. Paul Zehr ; foreword by Simon Whitfield ; afterword by Nicole Stott
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Simon Whitfield -- Prelude : the origin of the first Avenger... -- News flash : Captain America comes in from the cold -- Superhero science project : sowing the seeds for a super soldier serum -- Human! : can Captain America overcome the endangered species inside each of us? -- Shape! : can we A.I.M. to make the star-spangled Avenger? -- Muscles in motion! : stem cells, steroids, and the sentinel of liberty -- Think! : putting kapow and know-how into Cap's cranium -- Longevity! : the Steve Rogers regeneration and retirement project -- Creating Captain America : engineering a super soldier with sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll -- Behold the future! : what's to come for Captain America? -- Pre-evolving humanity for future frontiers : bioengineered superheroes in space -- The ethical implications of Captain America : are we obliged to enhance ourselves? -- Afterword / by Nicole Stott
Control code
on1003822036
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781770411999
Lccn
2017473966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781770411999
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781770411999
  • (OCoLC)1003822036

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