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Nova, adventures in science

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  • Creator WGBH/Boston
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Reading, MA : Addison-Wesley, [1983] ©1983
  • Physical Details
    • 288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 0201053586, 9780201053586, 0201053594, 9780201053593
  • OCLC ocm08763751

Summary

  • Based on the television series Nova. Examines the world of science and scientists.

Notes

  • Includes index.
  • Also issued online.

Contents

  • The making of "Nova" -- A conversation with Philip Morrison -- Part I: Origins -- A whisper from space -- The hunting of the quark -- A conversation with Steven Weinberg -- The ring of fire -- Cosmic catastrophe -- The green machine -- A tangled web -- First signs -- A conversation with Noam Chomsky -- Why do birds sing? -- Darwin revisited -- Darwin defended -- A boy for you, a girl for me -- Part II: Exploration -- One small step -- A conversation with Bruce Murray -- Stalking the Crab Nebula -- The search for life -- Jupiter and beyond -- The sunspot connection -- Part III: Health -- The keys to paradise -- Best of both worlds -- The barefoot doctors -- The question of interferon -- Blueprints in the bloodstream -- A conversation with Rosalyn Yalow -- Life in a test tube -- The secrets of sleep -- A long and healthy life -- A conversation with James Birren -- The healing touch -- Hunt for the legion killer -- A plague on our own children -- A conversation with Helen Caldicott -- Of pests and poisons -- Death watch for the whale -- Preserving the balance -- Part IV: Technology -- Children of Icarus -- The great violin mystery -- Mind machines -- A conversation with Patrick Winston -- The pirates of privacy -- The light of the twenty-first century -- Scientific sorcery -- Artists in the lab -- The science of murder -- Ferment in France -- Recombinant revolution -- A conversation with Walter Gilbert -- Energy futures -- Why America burns -- A is for atom, B is for bomb -- A conversation with Bernard Feld -- Appropriate technology -- "Nova" broadcast history