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What Are You Optimistic About?

Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better

by John Brockman

On Sale: 07/15/2014

Price: $14.99

What Are You Optimistic About?

Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better

by John Brockman

On Sale: 07/15/2014

Format:

Price: $14.99

About the Book

The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently pessimistic times: “What are you optimistic about?”

Spanning a wide range of topics—from string theory to education, from population growth to medicine, from evidence-based decision making to the future of science, religion, and technology, and even from global warming to the end of world—What Are You Optimistic About? features an impressive array of what world-class minds (Steven Pinker, Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Daniel C. Dennett, and Brian Greene—among others) weighing in to offer carefully considered optimistic visions of tomorrow. Their provocative and controversial ideas may rouse skepticism, but they might possibly change your students’ perceptions of humanity’s future.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061436932
  • ISBN 10: 0061436933
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 07/15/2014
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.901 in (d)
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: $14.99
  • BISAC1 : SCIENCE / General