作者 Piore, Adam
書名 The body builders : inside the science of the engineered human / Adam Piore
出版項 New York, NY : Ecco, c2017
版本項 1st ed
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 條碼 處理狀態
 陽明大學書庫區  QT36 P662 2017    30020101025023  在架上
稽核項 376 p. ; 24 cm
附註 "Weaving together vivid storytelling and groundbreaking science, The Body Builders dives into the current revolution in human augmentation and explores how these new technologies are helping us triumph over the boundaries of our bodies and our minds. For millennia humans have tried--and often failed--to master nature and transcend our limits. But this has started to change. The new scientific frontier is the human body: The greatest engineers of our generation have turned their sights inward, and their work is beginning to revolutionize mankind. In The Body Builders, Adam Piore takes us on a fascinating journey into the field of bioengineering--which can be used to reverse engineer, rebuild, and augment human beings--and paints a vivid portrait of the people at its center. Chronicling the ways new technology has retooled our physical expectations and mental processes, Piore visits people who have regrown parts of their fingers and legs in the wake of terrible traumas, tries on a muscle suit that allows him to lift ninety pounds with his fingertips, dips into the race to create "Viagra for the brain," and shadows the doctors trying to give mute patients the ability to communicate telepathically. As science continues to lay bare the mysteries of human performance, it is helping us to see--and exist--beyond our expectations. The Body Builders will take readers past the headlines and the hype to introduce them to the inner workings and the outer reaches of our bodies and minds, and to explore how new developments are changing, and will forever change, what is possible for humankind."--Jacket
主題 Bioengineering
Biomedical engineering
Synthetic biology
Biomedical Engineering -- methods
Regenerative Medicine -- methods
Neuronal Plasticity -- physiology
Biomedical Enhancement
國際標準書號 9780062347145 (hbk.) : US$26.99