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The Biotech Century: Harnessing the Gene and Remaking the World

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In this seminal book, Jeremy Rifkin explores the epic marriage between computer technology and genetic engineering, and the historic transition into the Age of Biotechnology. Already, Rifkin explains, our economy is undergoing a massive shift away from the Industrial Age and into an era in which giant life-science corporations are fashioning a bioindustrial world. Humanity is on the brink of wielding greater control over the shape of life--how we are born; how our food supply is created; the traits our children may have--than has ever been imagined. But with each step into this new era, we must ask ourselves: At what cost?

Synopsis:

In this seminal book, the author explores the epic marriage between computer technology and genetic engineering, and the historic transition into the Age of Biotechnology.

About the Author

One of the most popular social thinkers of our time, Jeremy Rifkin is the bestselling author of The European Dream, The Hydrogen Economy, The Age of Access, The Biotech Century, and The End of Work. A fellow at the Wharton School's Executive Education Program, he is president of The Foundation on Economic Trends in Bethesda, MD.

Table of Contents

Introduction

One: The Biotech Century

Two: Patenting Life

Three: A Second Genesis

Four: A Eugenic Civilization

Five: The Sociology of the Gene

Six: Computing DNA

Seven: Reinventing Nature

Eight: A Personal Note

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874779530
Introduction:
Rifkin, Jeremy
Author:
Rifkin, Jeremy
Publisher:
Tarcher
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Genetic engineering
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Biotechnology -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Science Reference-Philosophy of Science
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.02x6.01x.79 in. .84 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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