The Cutting Edge
An Encyclopedia Of Advanced TechnologiesBook - 2000
An authoritative, easy-to-use guide to the advanced systems and techniques that are making--or will soon make--a major impact on our lives, in such areas as computing, communications, biotechnology, medicine, national defense, space, education, entertainment, and the environment. The CuttingEdge includes 120 original entries that go far beyond basic technological information to include: the history of a technology, how it works, its present applications and the issues--ethical, legal, environmental, political, scientific--which surround it. It serves a wide audience, from high schoolstudents and their teachers in science and social studies courses to college undergraduates and general readers who want to know not only how a new technology works--but also understand its historical context and the potential impact on our lives.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
Branch Call Number: R 603
Characteristics: 360 pages :,illustrations ;,26 cm