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Forlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: 23 x 16 cm
- Helse, relasjoner og personlig utvikling
- Miljøvitenskap, -teknikk og -teknologi
- Biologisk mangfold
- Botanikk og plantevitenskap
- Cellebiologi (cytologi)
- Genetikk (ikke-medisinsk)
- Medisinsk fysikk
- Kosmologi og universet
- Vitenskapelig utstyr, forsøk og teknikker
- Smittsomme sykdommer
- Epidemiologi og medisinsk statistikk
- Landbruks- og primærnæringer
Lynch is not afraid of asking the big philosophical and scientific questions of our time, and, in this wide-ranging and fascinating book, he deploys an enormous armoury of multidisciplinary knowledge and personal experience to address them. Anyone reading this challenging, authoritative work cannot fail to learn a lot, be inspired to value asking questions and to admire those striving to answer them.
-- Dame Glynis M. Breakwell, DBE DL FRSA FAcSS, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, social psychologist and public policy adviser and researcher, UK
With grace and candor, Jim Lynch provides sensitive and thoughtful discourse on the most meaningful of questions. The origin of life and the nature of goodness and evil are amongst the many topics probed in this book and each is crafted in keen scientific thought. The issues are presented in a cosmic framework: food security, human health, deforestation, climate change, and pandemics. COVID-19, the contemporary global pandemic afflicting all nations, is addressed scientifically but also as a philosophical and ethical challenge. Jim Lynch brings to each of these issues a solid background in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, soil science, agricultural science, philosophy, and ethics.
-- Rita R. Colwell, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
This is a book for everyone interested in modern science, from the curious to the professional scientist. Professor Jim Lynch reflects on the advances in science during his long and distinguished career in microbiology, soil and forestry health and sustainability and governmental control measures for the environment. This includes a detailed analysis of the recent COVID epidemic and virology, and also the political aspects where certain factors remain opaque. There is considerable fascinating scientific detail throughout. Permeating the book there is the theme of trying to discover what is going on in the deepest levels of matter, as elucidated by physics, chemistry, mathematics and ultimately philosophy and religion. There is a sweeping examination of these subjects from the Greeks onwards and many of the leading thinkers in these fields are discussed.
-- Peter Williams, BSc PhD MB BS, retired Physician, UK»