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Flashes of Brilliance: The Cutting Edge of Irish Science

by  Dick Ahlstrom
€ 5.00

Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

March 2006

Mixed media product A product consisting of two or more items in different media or different product forms, eg book and CD-ROM, book and toy, hardback book and e-book, etc

Number of pages: 176

ISBN: 9781904890157

This is an illustrated collection of articles by award-winning journalist Dick Ahlstrom, science editor of the ‘Irish Times’, on the men and women who are transforming Irish science. It serves as an anthology of Irish science, accessibly highlighting progress in astronomy, physical sciences, computer sciences, biosciences, engineering and geosciences in contemporary Ireland. The reader will be enlightened on topics as wide-ranging and topical as ‘Fixing our DNA for the next generation’, ‘Bugs that cause gut feelings’ and ‘Effects of ecstasy now considered to be even worse than feared’. ‘Flashes of Brilliance’ includes a DVD of the book’s tie-in documentary made by New Decade Films.

About the authors

Dick Ahlstrom

Dick Ahlstrom is from Philadelphia. He is Science Editor of The Irish Times and has been so since 1995. He lives in Dublin with his wife and children.