In the last century, nuclear science changed the world; today, genetics has us again on the brink of a new age, but now it’s not just the world we’re remaking—it’s ourselves. Mukherjee skillfully retraces our steps, relating what we suspected about genetics before we found genes, how we learned to read their code, and, now, how we may rewrite it. The science is here in fascinating detail, along with the many ethical questions the new technologies raise. Reminding us that “genes are essentially a method of information transfer and data storage,” Mukherjee emphasizes that what matters is “what we do with this information.”

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ISBN: 9781476733500
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Published: Scribner - May 17th, 2016

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Published: Scribner - May 2nd, 2017

In 1977 NASA launched the Voyager satellites on a ‘Grand Tour’ of the outer planets that fundamentally altered our view of the cosmos. Those robotic explorers are now speeding off into the vastness of interstellar space. They are likely to be humanity’s most enduring artifacts. Marvelously presented by Bell in a compelling and lucid manner, this is a story that everyone should read to learn the wonders of scientific and personal discovery. But don’t take my word for it. Take the word of Voyager scientist Rich Terrile who said "Voyager was the most amazing experience of my life."

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ISBN: 9781101983898
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Published: Dutton - January 19th, 2016

Who would you rather hear personal stories and life lessons from than the second man to ever have walked on the moon? In No Dream Is Too High, Buzz Aldrin does just that. Honest and remarkably candid at times, the stories are sometimes painful, usually hilarious and always inspiring. Who knew astronauts encounter the same frustrations and issues as the rest of us? Though small, this book is a must read and provides an excellent perspective. Follow it's advice and maybe your own dreams will move within your reach.

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ISBN: 9781426216497
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Published: National Geographic - April 5th, 2016