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The Resource The big idea : how breakthroughs of the past shape the future, foreword by Timothy Ferris

The big idea : how breakthroughs of the past shape the future, foreword by Timothy Ferris

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The big idea : how breakthroughs of the past shape the future
Title
The big idea
Title remainder
how breakthroughs of the past shape the future
Statement of responsibility
foreword by Timothy Ferris
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How breakthroughs of the past shape the future
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eng
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"From the Pythagorean theorem to DNA's double helix, from the discovery of microscopic life-forms to the theory of relativity--the big ideas of science and technology shape an era's worldview. Open this book, grasp the newest ideas from thought leaders of today, then spring off from them to move back through the past, one big idea at a time. Meet the people who gave birth to these ideas--and those who fought against them. Meet the MIT electrical engineer currently developing a way to turn on the lights cordlessly, then move back through Nikola Tesla's visionary concept of the wireless transfer of energy, Thomas Edison's groundbreaking work in developing a nationwide electrical grid, Ben Franklin's experiments to capture electricity, all the way back to ancient Greece, where Thales of Miletus described static electricity as a property of naturally occurring amber. Ingeniously organized and eminently browsable, this richly visual volume is divided into six big sections--medicine, transportation, communication, biology, chemistry, and the environment. Words and images that work together to explain such fascinating and elusive subjects as cloud computing, sunshields to cool the Earth, and self-driving cars. What did it take to get to these futuristic realities? Then, turn the page and follow a reverse-chronological illustrated time line of science and technology. This remarkable illustrated history tells the story of every Big Idea in our history, seen through the lens of where science is taking us today - and tomorrow. With an irresistibly cutting-edge look and original illustrations created by award-winning Ashby Design, paired with the reliable authority and comprehensiveness that National Geographic's world history books always offer, this is a one-of-a-kind trip to the future and back through all time all in one"--
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Ferris, Timothy
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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  • Discoveries in science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Science and civilization
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Inventions
  • Inventions
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The big idea : how breakthroughs of the past shape the future, foreword by Timothy Ferris
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online resource
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Foreword / Timothy Ferris -- About this book -- How to use this book -- Information & Communication. Augmented reality -- Quantum computing -- Cloud computing -- Artificial intelligence -- Health & medicine. Regenerative medicine -- Genetic medicine -- Nanomedicine -- Pandemic control -- Physics & the Cosmos. Quantum gravity -- Quantum information -- Small nuclear reactors -- Discovery of Earth-like planets -- Chemistry & materials. Room-temperature superconductivity -- Molecular assembler -- Green chemistry -- Programmable matter -- Biology & the environment. Synthetic biology -- Epigenetics -- Genetically modified organisms -- Geoengineering -- Transportation & space exploration. Electric car -- Intelligent traffic -- Terraforming -- Underwater exploration -- Big ideas through time -- About the authors
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9781784029890
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digital files
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unknown
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Enhanced Credo edition
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1 online resource (380 entries)
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online
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Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
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9781784029890
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electronic
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remote
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  • (CaBNVSL)gtp00561556
  • (Credo)ngeobig2012
  • (OCoLC)900201287
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The big idea : how breakthroughs of the past shape the future, foreword by Timothy Ferris
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Timothy Ferris -- About this book -- How to use this book -- Information & Communication. Augmented reality -- Quantum computing -- Cloud computing -- Artificial intelligence -- Health & medicine. Regenerative medicine -- Genetic medicine -- Nanomedicine -- Pandemic control -- Physics & the Cosmos. Quantum gravity -- Quantum information -- Small nuclear reactors -- Discovery of Earth-like planets -- Chemistry & materials. Room-temperature superconductivity -- Molecular assembler -- Green chemistry -- Programmable matter -- Biology & the environment. Synthetic biology -- Epigenetics -- Genetically modified organisms -- Geoengineering -- Transportation & space exploration. Electric car -- Intelligent traffic -- Terraforming -- Underwater exploration -- Big ideas through time -- About the authors
Control code
9781784029890
Dimensions
digital files
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Enhanced Credo edition
Extent
1 online resource (380 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781784029890
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CaBNVSL)gtp00561556
  • (Credo)ngeobig2012
  • (OCoLC)900201287
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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