Synopses & Reviews
science correspondent and award-winning radio and TV journalist Ira Flatow's enthusiasm for all things science has made him a beloved on-air journalist. For more than thirty-five years, Flatow has interviewed the top scientists and researchers on many NPR and PBS programs, including his popular Science Friday®
spot on Talk of the Nation
. In Present at the Future
, he shares the groundbreaking revelations from those conversations, including the latest on nanotechnology, space travel, global warming, alternative energies, stem cell research, and using the universe as a super-super computer. Flatow also further explores his favorite topic of the science of everyday life with explanations on why the shower curtain sticks to you, the real story of why airplanes fly, and much more.
From dark matter and the human consciousness to the surprising number of scientists who believe in a Creator, Present at the Future reveals the mysteries of science, nature, and technology that shape our lives.
For more than 30 years, Ira Flatow has interviewed Nobel winners and experts like E.O Wilson and Carl Sagan on NPR. In this book, he gives us the best of what he's learned from those conversations, investigating such areas as Cosmology, Brain Frontiers, Alternative Energy, Global Warming, Nanotechnology, and much more.
In each chapter, he highlights the pioneers that have made the science possible, what it means to our everyday lives, and where we go from here. From dark matter and the human consciousness to the mechanics of flight, Present at the Future reveals the mysteries of today's science and technology that is ever present in our lives.
Veteran NPR science correspondent Flatow highlights the constantly changing frontiers and mysteries of nature and technology, in this intriguing and irreverent tour of the science of everyday life.
About the Author
Ira Flatow, former NPR® and regular science correspondent, and award-winning radio and TV journalist, is the host and executive producer of Talk of the Nation: Science Friday®. His popular books include Rainbows, Curve Balls, and They All Laughed. He lives in Connecticut.