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Levitating Trains and Kamikaze Genes: Technological Literacy for the Future

Out of Print

By: RP Brennan

262 pages, Figs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Aug 1994 | Edition: 2 | #35619 | ISBN: 0471079022
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About this book

The lay person's guide to the technological advances that are shaping life in the 1990s. It provides simple explanations of space technology, biotechnology, energy issues, etc., giving an overview of the major scientific discoveries that brought about new technology and how that technology is developing.


Contents

Space Technology. A Short Course in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. Babbage to Artificial Intelligence: Computer Literacy. Environmental Penalties of High Technology. New Rules for the Energy Game. What's So Important About Superconductivity?. High--Technology Medicine. Getting There from Here: Transportation Technology. Superweapons and Arms Control Technology. Appendix. Index.

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