To Boldly Go Where No Book Has Gone Before : A Joyous Journey Through All of Science

Af Luke O'Neill (2023)
Summary: Brought to you by Penguin. A spellbinding and often hilarious history of (almost) the entirety of science from world-renowned immunologist Luke O'Neill How did life begin? What does the warping of spacetime in a black hole actually look like? And what's happening on the 4,800 exoplanets beyond our solar system? In our muddled era of conspiracy theories, fake news and groupthink, science's only goal is truth. Like all human pursuits it can go wrong, but it has the great strength of being self-correcting. At its best, what lasts - after much deliberation, rigour and sweat - is the truth. The story of science is how we get there. Standing on the shoulders of giants, world-renowned immunologist Luke O'Neill (aka the People's Immunologist) tells the zigzag story of how we got to this moment in human history, and what the future might hold: from figuring out how the mind really works, space travel (for the sheer fun of it), and the discovery of extra-terrestrial life. With incredible wit and a talent for cutting through the noise, Luke O'Neill tackles some of the great questions of our age, from Artificial Intelligence to the climate catastrophe, with a keen eye on what science might discover next. The result is an awe-inspiring history and map for the future. ©2023 Luke O'Neill (P)2023 Penguin Audio