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On the Brink of Tomorrow: Frontiers of Space
On the Brink of Tomorrow Frontiers of Space Author:National Geographic Society We live in a wondrous age of discovery. Its frontiers stretch not over uncharted seas or through trackless jungles, but across the vast reaches of the universe and into the heart of the atom; around our neighbor planets in the solar system; along the shifting fault lines of our own planet earth; inside the cells of our bodies as they fight dise... more »ase and reproduce; and within that most complex of instruments, the human brain.
It's an exciting age to live in, say the explorers of science; and you will share their excitement in the pages of this volume. In clear, laymans language, eminent scientists recount recent advances in their fields and explain how these new findings may well bring changes into your own life tomorrow.
Dramatic photographs take you to distant galaxies and nebulae and back to earthbound laboratories large and small. Informal portraits picture men and women responsible for adding, piece by piece, to what one author calls the 'giant jigsaw puzzle' of knowledge. Paintings -stikingly accurate- present in detail subjects impossible to capture on film.
A colorful tribute to mankind' resourceful ingenuity and boundless curiosity, this book truly reaffirms a remark by Albert Einstein: 'The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible."« less