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Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman Condition : Science Slightly Over the Edge

Regis, Ed.

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ISBN 10: 0201092581 / ISBN 13: 9780201092585
Published by Addison-Wesley, Reading MA, 1990
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Great Mambo Chicken and the Transhuman ...

Publisher: Addison-Wesley, Reading MA

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Gary Koepke dj

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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A survey of the scientific frontier from the serious to the bizarre--such as research on enclosing the solar system, dismantling the sun, and head freezing

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Sometimes a book has such a wonderful title that you assume the text could not be any good: but The Great Mambo Chicken is in fact a wonderfully rollicking masterpiece of scientific reportage about some of the wilder ideas being seriously considered by scientists "slightly over the edge" Regis describes the life and ideas of rocket scientists who would like everyone to have their own way into space, cryogenecists who hope to freeze people for revival in the future, nanotechnologists who want to build molecular robots to fix everything, and space colonists who want to build new worlds from the spare parts of the solar system -- and beyond. The most remarkable thing about the stories: Regis reveals that these seemingly disparate communities are all interwoven in unexpected ways. Even Evel Knievel makes a surprise visit in the chapter on personal rocket ships. Very Highly Recommended, and likely to become an Amazon.com Books customer favorite.

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