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The Resource Decoding the world : a road map for the questioner, Po Bronson & Arvind Gupta

Decoding the world : a road map for the questioner, Po Bronson & Arvind Gupta

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Decoding the world : a road map for the questioner
Title
Decoding the world
Title remainder
a road map for the questioner
Statement of responsibility
Po Bronson & Arvind Gupta
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Decoding the World, Po Bronson and Arvind Gupta--two renegade venture capitalists from Silicon Valley--take everyday news headlines and decode them, leading us on a journey through their twisted and highly entertaining view of the world. Each chapter is prefaced with a real-world headline ripped from today's chaotic news cycle: Trump's trade war. Dying bees. Rogue planets. Beyond Meat. Glaciers melting. Bronson and Gupta then decipher what's really going on behind these headlines, and why. What they offer is first-hand experience in funding technologies to solve these problems, most of which involve genetic engineering. But what the authors then do with that premise is always surprising and unexpected. In one paragraph they are ripping it down to the bare bones physics or chemistry, and in the very next paragraph invoking history, philosophy, or psychology--while using literary devices borrowed from the surrealists, along with storylines from popular movies. The narrative holds a tightrope suspense, as we wonder what they'll do next, or what brazen thing they'll say. Decoding the World is the kind of book you get when you give two guys $40 million, a world full of messy big problems, a genetics laboratory to play in, and a set of Borges' collected works. After looking through their lens, you'll never see the world the same"--
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1964-
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Bronson, Po
Dewey number
660.6/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TP248.6
LC item number
.B76 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gupta, Arvind
Series statement
The Convergence Trilogy
Series volume
book one
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  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetic engineering
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
  • SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change
Target audience
adult
Label
Decoding the world : a road map for the questioner, Po Bronson & Arvind Gupta
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1157615903
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 329 pages
Isbn
9781538734315
Lccn
2020014841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Decoding the world : a road map for the questioner, Po Bronson & Arvind Gupta
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1157615903
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 329 pages
Isbn
9781538734315
Lccn
2020014841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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