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This is an auction for WHAT REMAINS TO BE DISCOVERED by John Maddox.

"The editor emeritus of Nature has reported and commented on many of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th century. It is the 21st century, however, that really excites him. He surveys what he thinks will come to pass in science and technology."
- Library Journal (US)

"As the editor of Nature, one of the world's premiere scientific journals, for nearly a quarter century, Maddox is uniquely positioned to reflect on the nature of science, both its successes and its challenges. He does so exceedingly well here. Reaching back to the dawn of civilization, Maddox provides an insightful view into the history and philosophy of science. By focusing on some of the "big" fields of science - cosmology, quantum mechanics, cell biology, genetics, evolution and neuroscience, for example - he has crafted a primer worthy of study. Maddox, assuming his readers are conversant with basic scientific thinking, wastes no time on first principles. The most futuristic chapter, which deals with possible calamities that might befall the human race, is also the most accessible. In it, Maddox discusses the threats arising from emerging diseases, global warming, asteroid impact and the possible instability of the human genome. Throughout this admirable work Maddox evinces wisdom won over a lifetime, arguing articulately about the complementarity of pure and applied research while recognizing that many of our most pressing problems must incorporate a political as well as a technical dimension."
- Publishers Weekly (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Hardback 1998.

434 pages.

Good condition.

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