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A New York Times Bestseller: "iWoz traces the life and times of a brilliant, gifted...individual whose contributions to the scientific, business and cultural realms are extensive." —Bookpage
Before slim laptops that fit into briefcases, computers looked like strange, alien vending machines. But in "the most staggering burst of technical invention by a single person in high-tech history" (BusinessWeek) Steve Wozniak invented the first true personal computer. Wozniak teamed up with Steve Jobs, and Apple Computer was born, igniting the computer revolution and transforming the world. In iWoz the mischievous genius with the low profile treats readers to a rollicking, no-holds-barred account of his life—for once, in the voice of the wizard himself.
In July 2008, international business executive Herta von Stiegel led a group of disabled people to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity. The story was captured in the award-winning documentary The Mountain Within—and now the expedition has inspired this remarkable work, which blends the gripping tale with powerful leadership lessons and conversations with many of the world’s most influential business leaders:
- Kay Unger
- Sung-Joo Kim
- Dr. Joachim Faber
- Baroness Scotland of Asthal
- Marsha Serlin
- Dr. Karl (Charly) and Lisa Kleissner
- Martha (Marty) Wikstrom
- Sam Chisholm
- Minister Mohamed Lotfi Mansour
- Karin Forseke
- President and Lt. General Seretse Khama Ian Khama
- Christie Hefner
- Abeyya Al-Qatami
- Hon. Al Gore and David Blood
- Dr. Mohamed “Mo” Ibrahim
Life may be full of obstacles, but it is the mountain within that most often needs to be conquered. No matter your challenges or where you are on your climb to the top, this unique work helps you become a resilient leader capable of guiding your team to achieve even the most challenging goal.
Since the advent of life, every creature has been beholden to its genetic blueprint; drawn at conception, it is Article I of an immutable compact with the laws of nature.
But mankind has never fully bought into that covenant, and human history is woven out of our perpetual attempts to renegotiate. The latest manifestations of this timeless quest are major developments in DNA science and technology. These quantum leaps have positioned mankind before an almost inconceivable array of opportunities--and with them a daunting vortex of ethical and social issues -- to influence or even determine our individual and collective destinies.
The Genomics Age is your guide to this startling new reality, a very near future in which science will empower us to make decisions with profound biological, moral, economic, and societal implications. Gina Smith, an internationally renowned, award-winning journalist whose work has given popular audiences insight into complex science issues for years, explains the history and technology behind these advances, and probes the fundamental questions they pose:
Can we conquer cancer and other diseases once and for all? Learn why the majority of cancer specialists believe that most cancers will be cured -- within the next twenty years.
Will we ever bridge the ideological, religious, and political divides in the stem cell debate? See how the two sides agree much more often than not.
Does the rush to develop anti-aging drugs mean we are on the verge of finding the fountain of youth? Learn how a scientist keeps lab worms fit and healthy -- while sextupling their lifespans.
As we eliminate disease, pick and choose the attributes of our children, and discover yet-to-be-conceived applications of DNA science, will cracking the very code of life change what it means to be human?
In the history of mankind, few scientific phenomena have so profoundly altered the human experience as will the DNA technology revolution. As we grapple with the promise and challenge of a truly new frontier, we must all educate ourselves about the what, even as we seek to answer the infinitely larger question of why?
The Genomics Age is the perfect starting point."