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The age of living machines : how biology will build the next technology revolution / Susan Hockfield.

Hockfield, Susan, (author.). Gallo, Andrea (Narrator), (narrator.). Recorded Books, Inc. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 660.6 HOC (Text) 33500013115340 Main Checked out 11/26/2019
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 660.6 HOC (Text) 33500013115357 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781980036456
  • ISBN: 1980036454
  • Physical Description: 6 audio discs (6 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact disc.
In container (17 cm.).
Title from container.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Andrea Gallo.
Summary, etc.:
A century ago, discoveries in physics came together with engineering to produce an array of astonishing new technologies: radios, telephones, televisions, aircraft, radar, nuclear power, computers, the Internet, and a host of still-evolving digital tools. These technologies so radically reshaped our world that we can no longer conceive of life without them. Today, the world's population is projected to rise to well over 9.5 billion by 2050, and we are currently faced with the consequences of producing the energy that fuels, heats, and cools us. With temperatures and sea levels rising, and large portions of the globe plagued with drought, famine, and drug-resistant diseases, we need new technologies to tackle these problems. But we are on the cusp of a new convergence, argues world-renowned neuroscientist Susan Hockfield, with discoveries in biology coming together with engineering to produce another array of almost inconceivable technologies--next-generation products that have the potential to be every bit as paradigm shifting as the twentieth century's digital wonders. The Age of Living Machines describes some of the most exciting new developments and the scientists and engineers who helped create them. Virus-built batteries. Protein-based water filters. Cancer-detecting nanoparticles. Mind-reading bionic limbs. Computer-engineered crops. Together they highlight the promise of the technology revolution of the twenty-first century to overcome some of the greatest humanitarian, medical, and environmental challenges of our time.
Subject: Biomedical engineering.
Bionics.
Science.
Self-help devices for people with disabilities.
SCIENCE > Biotechnology.
Biomedical engineering.
Bionics.
Science.
Self-help devices for people with disabilities.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Audiobooks.

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