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What Remains to Be Discovered

Mapping the Secrets of the Universe, the Origins of Life, and the Future of the Human Race

About The Book

What wonders of science will the 21st century bring? John Maddox takes up this challenge by describing precisely what remains to be discovered. Building on twenty-three years' experience at the helm of the world's preeminent science magazine, Nature, Maddox identifies new areas of discovery in physics, biology, health, intelligence, and global catastrophe. As Maddox shows, the rate of scientific discovery will continue to accelerate, hurtling us toward ever more exciting discoveries in the next century.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Free Press (November 5, 1999)
  • Length: 448 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780684863009

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Raves and Reviews

Paul Raeburn The New York Times Book Review [Maddox] was more than an observer of the scientific enterprise -- he helped shape it. Maddox makes a persuasive case that science has far to go.

Michael Pakenham The Baltimore Sun Maddox has a craftsman's mastery for making histories of science succinct, authoritative, and delightfully readable.

Cral Zimmer Nature [Maddox] has done an excellent job of showing just how many surprises we may have in store.

Jim Holt The New Yorker Standing on the shoulders of the scientific giants whose work he has published, Maddox peers into the future and tries to describe the shape of advances to come.

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