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Levitating Trains and Kamikaze Genes: Technological Literacy for the Future (Wiley Science Editions)

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A lively survey of the horizons of modern technology. Provides easy-to-read summaries of the state of the art in space science, biotechnology, computer science, exotic energy sources and materials engineering as well as life-enhancing medical advancements and environmental, transportation and defense/weapons technologies. Each chapter explains how a current or future technology works and provides an understanding of the underlying scientific concepts. Includes an extensive self-test to review your knowledge.

Synopsis:

As our world becomes increasingly more technological, some of us are getting left behind. Here is a quick and easy course in the terms and concepts of science to help the reader understand the technology of our modern world. Includes a technological literacy test. 49 line drawings.

Table of Contents

Space Technology.

A Short Course in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering.

Babbage to Artificial Intelligence: Computer Literacy.

Environmental Penalties of High Technology.

New Rules for the Energy Game.

What's So Important About Superconductivity?.

High-Technology Medicine.

Getting There from Here: Transportation Technology.

Superweapons and Arms Control Technology.

Appendix.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471079026
Subtitle:
Technological Literacy for the Future
Publisher:
Wiley
Author:
Brennan, Richard P.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Applied Sciences
Subject:
Technological literacy
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Subject:
General & Introductory Physics
Subject:
general physics
Copyright:
Series:
Wiley Science Editions
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
262
Dimensions:
8.96x6.01x.79 in. .86 lbs.

Related Subjects

Reference » Science Reference » General
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Popular Science » General

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