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John Brockman, editor of many books, including The Next Fifty Years, is also the author of By the Late John Brockman, The Third Culture, and Digerati: Encounters with the Cyber Elite. He is the founder and CEO of Brockman Inc., a literary and software agency, and the publisher and editor of the Web site Edge. He lives in New York City.

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Curious Minds
How a Child Becomes a Scientist
Edited by John Brockman


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $16.00

A fascinating collection of essays from twenty-seven of the world’s most interesting scientists about the moments and events in their childhoods that set them on the paths that would define their lives.

What makes a child decide to become a scientist?

• For Robert Sapolsky—Stanford professor of biology—it was an argument with a... Read more >
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Curious Minds
How a Child Becomes a Scientist
Written by John Brockman


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $11.99

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Intelligent Thought
Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement
Edited by John Brockman


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $14.95

The merits—or lack thereof—of “intelligent design” are today the grist of legislative debate, journalistic consideration, and family dinner conversation. But from the point of view of the scientific community, what truly warrants our attention is the science of evolution.

For the fifteen world-renowned practitioners represented in this volume, evolution is much... Read more >
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Intelligent Thought
Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement
Edited by John Brockman


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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My Einstein

Written by John Brockman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 14, 2007
Price: $16.00

In this fascinating volume, today’s foremost scientists discuss their own versions and visions of Einstein: how he has influenced their worldviews, their ideas, their science, and their professional and personal lives. These twenty-four essays are a testament to the power of scientific legacy and are essential reading for scientist and layperson... Read more >
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My Einstein
Essays by the World's Leading Thinkers on the Man, His Work, and His Legacy
Edited by John Brockman


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 25, 2006
Price: $11.99

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The Next Fifty Years
Science in the First Half of the Twenty-first Century
Edited by John Brockman


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $16.00

Theoretical physicist and bestselling author Paul Davies examines the likelihood that by the year 2050 we will be able to establish a continuing human presence on Mars. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi investigates the ramifications of engineering high-IQ, geneticially happy babies. Psychiatrist Nancy Etcoff explains current research into the creation of emotion-sensing jewelry... Read more >
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The Next Fifty Years
Science in the First Half of the Twenty-first Century
Edited by John Brockman


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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