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This is an auction for AN OPTIMIST’S TOUR OF THE FUTURE by Mark Stevenson.

‘One of the most interesting science books I've read for a long time.'
- New Statesman

'A roller-coaster ride around the cutting edge of science, with dozens of laugh-out-loud moments.'
- The Scotsman

Amazon.com reviews:

"Mark Stevenson has been to the future a few years ahead of the rest of us - and reckons it has a lot going for it. His voyage of discovery takes him to Oxford to meet Transhumanists (they intend to live forever), to Boston where he confronts a robot with mood swings, and Australia to question the Outback's smartest farmer. He clambers around space planes in the Mojave desert, gets to grips with nanotechnology, delves into the possibilities of biotech, sees an energy renaissance on a printer, a revolution in communications, has his genome profiled, and glimpses the next stage of human evolution. Insightful and often very funny."

"FIVE STARS!!! This book had me hooked from the first page. By the time I finished it I felt like I had been on the same journey as the author, who travelled the world meeting amazing people who were all at the forefront of technological, scientific, environmental work that was sometimes mind-boggling but mainly awe-inspiring. What really appealed to me about this book though was its tone - which mixes light hearted humour with seriously serious science...but the science was so clearly explained I didn't have a chance to get lost or bored, it just kind of came to life. So refreshing to hear about things going on in the world that might just make it a better place."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2012.

334 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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