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The founder and publisher of the online science salon Edge.org, John Brockman is the editor of Culture, The Mind, Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?, This Will Change Everything, and other volumes. He is CEO of the literary agency Brockman Inc., and lives in New York City.
The book covers such a wide range of topics, I have barely touched the surface in this review.
At the time I had set the book aside after only reading a few chapters, but when I came across it again recently while thinning out my library, I decided to read it.
It's encouraging that so many great minds think indeed not only that something can be done but they have ideas which can help reach our goal of saving the planet.
A workmate of mind recommend this book because I guess I'm a bit off a Debby Downer from time to time. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Margaret Cooper
Lately it feels like we are living in a mostly cynical world. Along with the Global Warming deniers, there are
the outright depressing who say nothing can be done about... Read more
had to get this book for school. Have not started reading it yet. Had to buy 10 books for the class. Good price!Published 9 months ago by William J. Schwartz
I don't know how many people are familiar with the Edge [...] online publication where the world's leading scientists and thinkers tell us their thoughts on the the "question of... Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by Maritsa
This is one of a series edited by John Brockman that consists of brief but fascinating essays by leading scientists and thinkers. Rich and pleasurable insights abound.Published on April 7, 2010 by Steven A. Smith
Many of the essays in this collection are short 1-pagers. Nonetheless, reading through the book, one gets the sense that one is in the midst of great thinkers, peering over their... Read morePublished on January 7, 2010 by David Larson
I found I didn't care what a lot of the authors thought. Seems I can't read my way into optmism. It's an inside job.Published on March 28, 2009 by Abbe Anderson
This is an excellent text: brief statements by a variety of top flight scientists, giving me much more to be optimistic about!Published on August 4, 2008 by Gene C. Bammel