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The body builders : inside the science of the engineered human

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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—above our expectations. The Body Builders will take readers beyond the headlines and the hype to introduce them to the inner workings and the outer reaches of our bodies and minds, and explore how new developments are changing, and will forever change, what is possible for humankind. -Amazom.com.

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Victor Farmington Library 660.6 PIO (Text)
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1001 . ‡aPiore, Adam, ‡eauthor.
24514. ‡aThe body builders : ‡binside the science of the engineered human / ‡cAdam Piore.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York, N.Y. : ‡bEcco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ‡c[2017]
300 . ‡a376 pages ; ‡c24 cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡2rdacarrier
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 353-366) and index.
5050 . ‡aMoving. The bionic man who builds bionic people : replicating the way we move ; The birth of Bamm-Bamm : decoding the genome and rewriting it ; The man with the pixie dust : regenerative medicine and the quest to regrow limbs -- Sensing. The woman who can see with her ears : neuroplasticity and learning pills ; Soldiers with Spidey sense : intuition and implicit learning ; The telepathy technician : decoding the brain and imagined speech -- Thinking. the boy who remembers everything : Viagra for the brain ; The surgeon conducting the symphony : DBS and the power of electricity ; Sudden savants : unleashing the inner muse.
520 . ‡aIn 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—above our expectations. The Body Builders will take readers beyond the headlines and the hype to introduce them to the inner workings and the outer reaches of our bodies and minds, and explore how new developments are changing, and will forever change, what is possible for humankind. -Amazom.com.
650 0. ‡aBioengineering.
650 0. ‡aBiomedical engineering.
650 0. ‡aSynthetic biology.
650 7. ‡aSCIENCE / Biotechnology. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aSCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aSCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience. ‡2bisacsh
655 7. ‡aNonfiction. ‡2local
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901 . ‡asky285039029 ‡bSKY ‡c554214 ‡tbiblio ‡soclc

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