John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002. First Edition. Ephemera. Item #281453
247 pages. With essays by Stephen Jay Gould, Joshua Lederberg, Paul Crutzen, Anne McLaren, Eric Kandel, et al. First edition (first printing). Near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket.
A sweeping overview of the most exciting areas in science, from the most respected scientific journal in the United States
This volume contains twelve essays commissioned by Science magazine to mark the dawn of the new millennium. Here, the world's leading scientists present historical overviews of the most exciting areas in science today, while also speculating on the future for each field. Topics range from planetary science and genomics to quantum physics, neuroscience, and cosmology. Along with the articles are detailed chronologies and introductions setting the tone for each chapter. The stellar cast of contributors includes Stephen Jay Gould, Nobel laureates Eric Kandel and Joshua Lederberg, Robert A. Weinberg, and Sir Martin Rees. This authoritative science history offers something for everyone interested in the story of science, past, present, and future.