An Optimist's Tour of the Future : One Curious Man Sets Out to Answer "What's Next?"
by Mark Stevenson


Overview - In the tradition of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything , a smart and entertaining guide to the future.

Mark Stevenson-a writer, deep thinker, and stand-up comedian-set out simply, asking, -What's next for our species?- and then traveled the globe in pursuit of the answers.  Read more...


 
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Overview
In the tradition of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything, a smart and entertaining guide to the future.

Mark Stevenson-a writer, deep thinker, and stand-up comedian-set out simply, asking, -What's next for our species?- and then traveled the globe in pursuit of the answers. Along the way, he visited the Australian outback to visit the farmers who can save us from climate change, met a robot with mood swings, and talked to the Spaniard who's putting a hotel in space. While some might be overwhelmed, or even dismayed by the looming realities of genome sequencing, synthetic biology, a nuclear renaissance, and carbon scrubbing, Stevenson remains, well, optimistic. Drawing on his singular humor and storytelling to break down these sometimes complicated discoveries, An Optimist's Tour of the Future paints a wonderfully readable, and completely enthralling portrait of where we'll be when we grow up- and why it's not so scary.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781583334560
  • ISBN-10: 1583334564
  • Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: February 2012
  • Page Count: 373
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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