Readership: Ideal for popular science readers interested in the future of science and the scientific problems we're facing today
Edited by Max Brockman, Vice President of Brockman, Inc Literary Agency
Max Brockman is the vice president of Brockman, Inc. a literary agency, and the editor of What's Next? Dispatches on the Future of Science. He also works with the Edge Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization that publishes the Edge newsletter (www.edge.com). He lives in New York City.
"Punchy, provocative and packed with fascinating insights" - BBC Focus magazine
"marvellous" - Independent on Sunday
"irrestibile" - Sunday Times
Max Brockman: Preface
1: Kevin P. Hand: On the Coming Age of Ocean Exploration
2: Felix Warneken: Children's Helping Hands
3: William McEwan: Molecular Cut and Paste
4: Anthony Aguirre: Next Step: Infinity
5: Daniela Kaufer and Darlene Francis: Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life
6: Jon Kleinberg: What Can Huge Data Sets Teach Us About Society and Ourselves?
7: Coren Apicella: On the Universality of Attractiveness
8: Laurie R. Santos: To Err is Primate
9: Samuel M. McClure: Our Brains Know Why We Do What We Do
10: Jennifer Jacquet: Is Shame Necessary?
11: Kirsten Bomblies: Plant Immunity in a Changing World
12: Asif A. Ghazanfar: The Emergence of Human Audiovisual Communication
13: Naomi I. Eisenberger: Why Rejection Hurts
14: Joshua Knobe: Finding the Mind in the Body
15: Fiery Cushman: Should the Law Depend on Luck?
16: Liane Young: How We Read People's Moral Minds
17: Daniel Haun: How Odd I Am!
18: Joan Y. Chiao: Where Does Human Diversity Come From?