- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Vintage; Original edition (August 9, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307741915
- ISBN-13: 978-0307741912
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,076,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge Original Edition
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About the Author
Max Brockman is the CEO of Brockman, Inc., a literary agency, and the editor of What’s Next? Dispatches on the Future of Science. He also works with the Edge Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization that publishes www.edge.org. He lives in New York City.
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I read dozens of niche and near-niche research outputs per year. The task of picking the cream of the crop from the universe of dissertations and research is a formidable task. Here, you get an excellent set of a few pages more than the abstract and conclusion. The subject matter expert must work to frame their research in approachable, understandable and easily extrapolated `into the future' terms. Every entry succeeds in that mission.
The collection 5-star satisfied my appetite.
Though I don't have a science background, I do read about certain fields, namely genetics, on a regular basis. I think that's what makes this collection good. You can find readable essays in a wide variety of fields. You can do as I did and read them all (in one day actually since it is roughly 250 pages on the Kindle) or you can pick and choose based on your interests. But I recommend reading them all.
Maybe coming at this from the vantage point of a few years later has ruined it, but I wish it were quite a bit more technical. I think it's clearly written for a very general audience.
I'm still happy I bought it, it's just not entirely what I thought it would be. If you don't have any background you'll still do just fine :)