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The Resource From here to infinity : a vision for the future of science, Martin Rees

From here to infinity : a vision for the future of science, Martin Rees

Label
From here to infinity : a vision for the future of science
Title
From here to infinity
Title remainder
a vision for the future of science
Statement of responsibility
Martin Rees
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Science is often portrayed as an obscure, difficult discipline, governed by elite researchers and inaccessible to the general public. In this riveting, inspiring new book, preeminent astrophysicist Martin Rees overturns this view, urging improved communication between researchers and laypeople. In order to shape debates over health care, energy policy, space travel, and other vital issues, ordinary citizens must develop a feel for science, the one truly global culture, and engage directly with research rather than relying on pundits' and politicians' interpretations. Recognized as an expert on the political and ethical impacts of science, Rees demonstrates how we must solve the new challenges we face, from population growth to climate change, by devising strategies with a long-term, global perspective. In the process, he offers insights into the prospects for future discoveries while also explaining science's intrinsic limits. Just as importantly, Rees reminds us that science should be a source of pleasure and wonder, for specialists and nonspecialists alike
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rees, Martin J.
Dewey number
500
Index
no index present
LC call number
Q171
LC item number
.R34 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science and civilization
  • Science and civilization
  • Science
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Zukunft
  • Wissenschaftliche Kooperation
  • Science
  • Science and civilization
Label
From here to infinity : a vision for the future of science, Martin Rees
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The scientific citizen -- Surviving the century -- What we'll never know -- Runaway world
Control code
ocn755704943
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780393063073
Lccn
2012003421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393063073
  • (OCoLC)755704943
Label
From here to infinity : a vision for the future of science, Martin Rees
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The scientific citizen -- Surviving the century -- What we'll never know -- Runaway world
Control code
ocn755704943
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780393063073
Lccn
2012003421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393063073
  • (OCoLC)755704943

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