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ISBN: 9781933392431
Year Added to Catalog: 2007
Book Format: Paperback
Book Art: B&W Illustrations
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Number of Pages: 384
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: April 18, 2007
Web Product ID: 340

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Mind, Life, and Universe

Conversations with Great Scientists of Our Time

by Lynn Margulis, Eduardo Punset

Foreword by David Suzuki

It is wonderful to hear these scientists respond in their own voice to such interesting questions. A book full of nuggets of wisdom.

David Baltimore, Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine (1975) and President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Passionate quests for truth some of the greatest scientists at work today.

Nearly forty of the world's most esteemed scientists discuss the big questions that drive their illustrious careers. Coeditor Eduardo Punset—one of Spain's most loved personages for his popularization of the sciences—interviews an impressive collection of characters, drawing out their seldom-seen personalities. In Mind, Life, and Universe, they describe in their own words the most important and fascinating aspects of their research. Frank and often irreverent, these interviews will keep even the most casual reader of science books rapt for hours.

Can brain science explain feelings of happiness and despair? Is it true that chimpanzees are just like us when it comes to sexual innuendo? Is there any hard evidence that life exists anywhere other than on the Earth? Through Punset's skillful questioning, readers will meet one scientist who is passionate about the genetic control of everything and another who spends her every waking hour making sure African ecosystems stay intact.

In captivating conversations with such science luminaries as Jane Goodall, James E. Lovelock, Oliver Sacks, and E. O. Wilson, Punset reveals a hidden world of intellectual interests, verve, and humor. Science enthusiasts and general readers will devour Mind, Life, and Universe.

 

Sciencewriters Books Imprint

With the publication of Mind, Life, and Universe Chelsea Green adds to the newly launched Sciencewriters Books, a new imprint to develop outstanding works of science for the general public. Sciencewriters Books is codirected by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan, founders of Sciencewriters, an educational partnership devoted to advancing science through fantastic and informative books, videos, and other media (www.sciencewriters.org). Blending exciting writing with depth of knowledge and dedication to scientific integrity, Sciencewriters Books will publish new and established authors on cutting-edge topics that are key to our survival.


About the Authors

Lynn Margulis

Lynn Margulis, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, received the 1999 National Medal of Science from President Bill Clinton. She has been a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences since 1983 and of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences since 1997. Author, editor, or coauthor of chapters in more than forty books, she has published or been profiled in many journals, magazines, and books, among them Natural History, Science, Nature, New England Watershed, Scientific American, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science Firsts, and The Scientific 100. She ...

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Eduardo Punset

Eduardo Punset is a professor at Universidad Ramón Llull in Barcelona, Spain. He is the director and host of Redes, a weekly popular-science TV show broadcast throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

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