Cutting-edge science combined with worst-case scenario style informative irreverence. Read it and be in a class of your own at any social gathering.
In an attempt to create the most popular science book ever, Nelson & Hollingham use cutting-edge science and technology to bring a little more happiness into our lives: cloning a faithful pet so that an old friend will forever be there to fetch your slippers, recreating a Grand National winner in a petri dish, avoiding arguments by actually being in two places at once, boosting your intelligence with an extra brain, or simply making sure you don't get too cold with heat-sensitive underpants that tell your boiler what to do.
Topics include: biotechnology, quantum mechanics, gene therapy, time travel, parallel universes, black holes, GM, bionics, cybernetics, cryogenics, nanotechnology, teleportation and antigravity.
'For anyone who would like to keep up with the pace of scientific advance this is a godsend.'
Times Educational Supplement, November 14, 2003
Longlisted for the Aventis Prizes for Science Books, 2004.
Aventis and Royal Society, March 12, 2004
Publication date: 07/10/2004
|Publication date:||7th October 2004|
|Genres:||Popular Science, The Real World,|
Sue Nelson is an award-winning science correspondent for BBC News. She has written on science for various national newspapers and has presented numerous scientific programmes for BBC News 24, Radio 4 and 5-Live. These include Robo Sapiens (winner of a BT Technology Journalism Award), True Love: At Last Scientific Proof! (winner of a Glaxo Wellcome Science Writers' Award).More About Sue Nelson