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Author Maddox, John Christian, -1925.

Title What remains to be discovered : mapping the secrets of the universe, the origins of life, and the future of the human race / John Maddox
Published New York : Martin Kessler Books, [1998]


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Description xiv, 434 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: The River of Discovery -- Pt. 1. Matter ... in which the origins of the universe and of matter are explored, as well as the prospects for a theory of everything. 1. Beginnings Without End. 2. Simplicity Buried in Complexity. 3. Everything at Once -- Pt. 2. Life ... in which the origin of life is considered as well as biological machinery, the riddle of the selfish gene, and the next human genome projects. 4. The Likelihood of Life. 5. Cooperation and Autonomy. 6. The Genome and its Faults. 7. Nature's Family Tree -- Pt. 3. Our World ... in which the nature of our brain is explained, as well as our greatest invention, mathematics, and how we will avoid the catastrophes of the future. 8. Thinking Machines. 9. The Numbers Game. 10. Avoidance of Calamity -- Conclusion: What Lies Ahead
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-415) and index
Subject Discoveries in science.
Research -- Miscellanea.
Science -- Forecasting.
Science -- History.
LC no. 98029137
ISBN 0333650085