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            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker

            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ord, Toby

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            We stand at a precipice - a point where the future is at stake. Humanity has come so far: ten thousand generations, each building on the work of their ancestors to reach the heights of culture and technology we see today. If we choose, we can continue this grand project, with eno...ugh time to end disease, poverty and injustice, and to fulfil our potential. But this future is at risk: for the first time, our power has grown so great that we have the ability to destroy ourselves. The Precipice is a clear-eyed look at the risks that we face, from the familiar, such as nuclear war and climate change, to the emerging, such as biotechnology and advanced artificial intelligence. It argues that ending these risks has become one of the most important moral issues of our time. What do we owe to the generations that follow us? This is an inspiring vision of human history, the legacy we will leave behind, and the steps we must take to work towards a brighter future.
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            ISBN 9781526600226
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker
             

            The Precipice: 'A book that seems made for the present moment' New Yorker (Hardback)

            By Ord, Toby

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            We stand at a precipice - a point where the future is at stake. Humanity has come so far: ten thousand generations, each building on the work of their ancestors to reach the heights of culture and technology we see today. If we choose, we can continue this grand project, with eno...ugh time to end disease, poverty and injustice, and to fulfil our potential. But this future is at risk: for the first time, our power has grown so great that we have the ability to destroy ourselves. The Precipice is a clear-eyed look at the risks that we face, from the familiar, such as nuclear war and climate change, to the emerging, such as biotechnology and advanced artificial intelligence. It argues that ending these risks has become one of the most important moral issues of our time. What do we owe to the generations that follow us? This is an inspiring vision of human history, the legacy we will leave behind, and the steps we must take to work towards a brighter future.
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            ISBN 9781526600219
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Ocean Innovation: Biomimetics Beneath the Waves
             

            Ocean Innovation: Biomimetics Beneath the Waves (Paperback)

            By Anderson, Iain A.; Vincent, Julian; Montgomery, John

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            Biomimetics is the idea of creating new technologies abstracted from what we find in biology. Ocean Innovation: Biomimetics Beneath the Waves seeks that technological inspiration from the rich biodiversity of marine organisms. Bringing both a biological and engineering perspectiv...e to the biomimetic potential of oceanic organisms, this richly illustrated book investigates questions such as: How can we mimic the sensory systems of sea creatures like sharks, sea turtles, and lobsters to improve our ability to navigate underwater? What can we do to afford humans the opportunity to go unnoticed by marine life? How can we diffuse oxygen from water to enable deep diving without the risk of decompression sickness? Each chapter explores an area where we, as divers and technologists, can benefit from understanding how animals survive in the sea, presenting case studies that demonstrate how natural solutions can be applied to mankind's engineering challenges.
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            ISBN 9780367865269
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Ethical Issues in Biotechnology
             

            Ethical Issues in Biotechnology (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Sherlock, Richard; Morrey, John D.

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            This work focuses on biotechnology broadly conceived to include the development of genetically engineered plants and animals, genetically altered animal organs for human transplant, genetic testing and therapy for human beings and, finally, animal and human cloning.

            ISBN 9780742513778
            Released NZ 9 Oct 2002
            Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering
              

            Reshaping Life: Key Issues in Genetic Engineering (Hardback, 3rd Revised edition)

            By Nossal, Sir Gustav J. V.; Coppel, Ross L.

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            An authoritative yet easy-to-read description of molecular biology, genetics, and the ethical implications of genetic engineering.

            ISBN 9780521818780
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2002
            Publisher Cambridge University Press
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            Engineer In The Garden
             

            Engineer In The Garden (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Tudge, Colin

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            This work describes the results that can be achieved by tampering with genetic material, from ensuring that a male rather than a female child is born, to genetically re-shaped plants to yield nicer-looking apples. The author asserts that the geneticist is far less in control than... he/she thinks.
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            ISBN 9780712661683
            Released NZ 24 Mar 1995
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms

            Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Committee on the Biological Confinement of Genetically Engineered Organisms; Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources; on Agriculture, Board; on Life Sciences, Board; Division on Earth and Life Studies

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            Examines biological methods that may be used with genetically engineered plants, animals, microbes, and fungi. This book reviews and evaluates bioconfinement methods, discusses when and why to consider their use, and assesses how effectively they offer a significant reduction of ...the risks engineered organisms can present to the environment.
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            ISBN 9780309090858
            Released NZ 15 May 2004
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            Containing the Threat from Illegal Bombings: An Integrated National Strategy for Marking, Tagging, Rendering Inert, and Licensing Explosives and Their Precursors

            Containing the Threat from Illegal Bombings: An Integrated National Strategy for Marking, Tagging, Rendering Inert, and Licensing Explosives and Their Precursors (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

            By Research Council, National; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications; Committee on Marking, Rendering Inert, and Licensing of Explosive Materials; Academy of Sciences, National

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            In response to the rising concern of the American public over illegal bombings, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms asked the National Research Council to examine mechanisms for reducing this threat. The committee examined four approaches to reducing the bombing threat. ...This book makes recommendations to reduce criminal bombings.
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            ISBN 9780309061261
            Released NZ 15 Jan 1999
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            Putting Biotechnology to Work: Bioprocess Engineering

            Putting Biotechnology to Work: Bioprocess Engineering (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By on Bioprocess Engineering, Committee; on Life Sciences, Commission; Division on Earth and Life Studies; Research Council, National; Academy of Sciences, National

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            Examines the status of bioprocessing and biotechnology in the United States; bioprocess technology, products, and opportunities; and challenges of the future and what must be done to meet those challenges. This book gives recommendations for action to provide suitable incentives ...to establish a national program in bioprocess-engineering research.
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            ISBN 9780309047852
            Released NZ 15 Jan 1992
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            RNA Interference: Methods for Plants and Animals

            RNA Interference: Methods for Plants and Animals (Paperback)

            By Doran, T.; Helliwell, C.

            Offers an introduction to the phenomenon to RNA Interference and specific protocols for RNAi, in organisms from plants and C. elegans to Drosophila and mammals. This manual also includes chapters covering small hairpin RNAs and viral-induced gene silencing.

            ISBN 9780643095748
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2009
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age 19+ years
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