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Author Greenwood, Addison.

Title Science at the frontier / by Addison Greenwood ; with Marcia F. Bartusiak, Barbara A. Burke, and Edward Edelson for the National Academy of Sciences.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1992-

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Description 1 online resource (volumes 1) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents v. 1. Geology: the great heat engine: modeling Earth's dynamics -- Photosynthesis: artificial photosynthesis: chemical and biological systems for converting light to electricity and fuels --Dynamical systems: when the simple is complex: new mathematical approaches to learning about the universe -- Astrophysics: looking farther in space and time --Gene regulation: gene control: transcription factors and mechanisms -- Magnetic resonance imaging: new breakthroughs in medical diagnostics -- Computation: beyond theory and experiment: seeing the world through scientific computation -- Atmospheric science: research and regulation: science's contribution to the public debate --Neural networks: computational neuroscience: a window to understanding how the brain works -- Physics: quasicrystals and superconductors: advances in condensed matter physics.
Summary Annotation At Frontiers of Science symposia, leading young scientists present and discuss their work with their peers in other fields, at a level intelligible across fields (e.g. a molecular biologist makes a presentation understandable to a geologist and vice versa). This book was a collaborative effort on the part of science writer Greenwood and 1990 symposium presenters to share the "frontiers" with a wider audience--scientists in various fields and serious lay readers; future volumes are planned for the 1991 and 1992 symposia. The following topics are addressed in separate chapters: geology, photosynthesis, dynamical systems, astrophysics, gene regulation, magnetic resonance imaging, computation, atmospheric science, neural networks, and physics. Each chapter contains a bibliography and a recommended reading list. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Subject Discoveries in science.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Overzichten (vorm)
Added Author Bartusiak, Marcia, 1950-
Burke, Barbara A.
Edelson, Edward, 1932-
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Other Form: Print version: Greenwood, Addison. Science at the frontier. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1992- 0309045924 (DLC) 93106810 (OCoLC)27888311
ISBN 0585168423 (electronic bk.)
9780585168425 (electronic bk.)