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The Resource The body builders : inside the science of the engineered human, Adam Piore

The body builders : inside the science of the engineered human, Adam Piore

Label
The body builders : inside the science of the engineered human
Title
The body builders
Title remainder
inside the science of the engineered human
Statement of responsibility
Adam Piore
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Weaving together vivid storytelling and groundbreaking science, The Body Builders dives into the current revolution in human augmentation and explores how these new technologies are helping us triumph over the boundaries of our bodies and our minds. For millennia humans have tried--and often failed--to master nature and transcend our limits. But this has started to change. The new scientific frontier is the human body: The greatest engineers of our generation have turned their sights inward, and their work is beginning to revolutionize mankind. In The Body Builders, Adam Piore takes us on a fascinating journey into the field of bioengineering--which can be used to reverse engineer, rebuild, and augment human beings--and paints a vivid portrait of the people at its center. Chronicling the ways new technology has retooled our physical expectations and mental processes, Piore visits people who have regrown parts of their fingers and legs in the wake of terrible traumas, tries on a muscle suit that allows him to lift ninety pounds with his fingertips, dips into the race to create "Viagra for the brain," and shadows the doctors trying to give mute patients the ability to communicate telepathically. As science continues to lay bare the mysteries of human performance, it is helping us to see--and exist--beyond our expectations. The Body Builders will take readers past the headlines and the hype to introduce them to the inner workings and the outer reaches of our bodies and minds, and to explore how new developments are changing, and will forever change, what is possible for humankind."--Jacket
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Piore, Adam
Dewey number
660.6
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 D-553
  • QT 36
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Synthetic biology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Synthetic biology
Label
The body builders : inside the science of the engineered human, Adam Piore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moving. The bionic man who builds bionic people : replicating the way we move ; The birth of Bamm-Bamm : decoding the genome and rewriting it ; The man with the pixie dust : regenerative medicine and the quest to regrow limbs -- Sensing. The woman who can see with her ears : neuroplasticity and learning pills ; Soldiers with Spidey sense : intuition and implicit learning ; The telepathy technician : decoding the brain and imagined speech -- Thinking. The boy who remembers everything : Viagra for the brain ; The surgeon conducting the symphony : DBS and the power of electricity ; Sudden savants : unleashing the inner muse
Control code
ocn941442884
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9780062347145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)941442884
Label
The body builders : inside the science of the engineered human, Adam Piore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-366) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Moving. The bionic man who builds bionic people : replicating the way we move ; The birth of Bamm-Bamm : decoding the genome and rewriting it ; The man with the pixie dust : regenerative medicine and the quest to regrow limbs -- Sensing. The woman who can see with her ears : neuroplasticity and learning pills ; Soldiers with Spidey sense : intuition and implicit learning ; The telepathy technician : decoding the brain and imagined speech -- Thinking. The boy who remembers everything : Viagra for the brain ; The surgeon conducting the symphony : DBS and the power of electricity ; Sudden savants : unleashing the inner muse
Control code
ocn941442884
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9780062347145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)941442884

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