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What Are You Optimistic About? Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better

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The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently pessimistic times: What are you optimistic about?

Spanning a wide range of topics, from string theory to education, from population growth to medicine, and even from global warming to the end of world, What Are You Optimistic About? is an impressive array of what world-class minds (including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestselling authors, and Harvard professors, among others) have weighed in to offer carefully considered optimistic visions of tomorrow. Their provocative and controversial ideas may rouse skepticism, but they might possibly change our perceptions of humanity's future.

Synopsis:

In an age too often marked by anxiety and pessimism, the worlds leading scientific thinkers offer their hopeful visions for the future.

About the Author

The publisher of the influential online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of Thinking, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and What Should We Be Worried About? He founded the literary agency Brockman Inc. and lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061436932
Author:
Brockman, John
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Editor:
Brockman, John, Ed.
Author:
by John Brockman
Author:
Brockman, John, Ed.
Author:
Brockman, John, Ed.
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Forecasting
Subject:
Social prediction
Subject:
Science Reference-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
November 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.77 in 12.48 oz

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