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The Resource Chasing Captain America : how advances in science, engineering, and biotechnology will produce a superhuman, E. Paul Zehr

Chasing Captain America : how advances in science, engineering, and biotechnology will produce a superhuman, E. Paul Zehr

Label
Chasing Captain America : how advances in science, engineering, and biotechnology will produce a superhuman
Title
Chasing Captain America
Title remainder
how advances in science, engineering, and biotechnology will produce a superhuman
Statement of responsibility
E. Paul Zehr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Could we create a real-life superhero by changing human biology itself? The form and function of the human body, once entirely delimited by nature, are now fluid concepts thanks to recent advances in biomedical science and engineering. Professor, author, and comic book enthusiast E. Paul Zehr uses Marvel's Captain America -- an ordinary man turned into an extraordinary hero, thanks to a military science experiment -- as an entry-point to this brave new world of science, no longer limited to the realm of fiction. With our ever-expanding scientific and technological prowess, human biological adaptability is now in our fallible human hands. Thanks to the convergence of biology, engineering, and technology, we can now alter our abilities through surgery, pharmaceutical enhancement, technological fusion, and genetic engineering. Written in an accessible manner, Chasing Captain America explores these areas and more, asking what the real limits of being human are, how far we should bend those limits, and how we may be forced to reshape human biology if we are to colonize planets like Mars."--
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zehr, E. Paul
Dewey number
660.6/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH442
LC item number
.Z44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QU 550
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetic engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Human biology
  • Bioengineering
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Popular Works
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
Label
Chasing Captain America : how advances in science, engineering, and biotechnology will produce a superhuman, E. Paul Zehr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Prelude -- News flash -- Superhero science project -- Human! -- Shape! -- Muscles in motion! -- Think! -- Longevity! -- Creating Captain America -- Behold the future! -- Pre-evolving humantiy for future frontiers -- The ethical implications of Captain America -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1003822036
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781770411999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781770411999
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Chasing Captain America : how advances in science, engineering, and biotechnology will produce a superhuman, E. Paul Zehr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword -- Prelude -- News flash -- Superhero science project -- Human! -- Shape! -- Muscles in motion! -- Think! -- Longevity! -- Creating Captain America -- Behold the future! -- Pre-evolving humantiy for future frontiers -- The ethical implications of Captain America -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1003822036
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781770411999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781770411999
Other physical details
illustrations

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