Extreme Science[Jacketed Hard Cover] by Phil Clarke

£5.00
CONDITION Used

BOOK by Phi Clarke
CATEGORY Non-Fiction
PUBLICATION Canary Press

EDITION 
Hard Cover - ISBN 978-1-907795-53-4 [£5]

SYNOPSIS

In this book readers will travel to the outer extremities of experimental science to contemplate the unhallowed arts of re-animation, genetic engineering, galvanism, time travel, mind control, and psychadelic drugs. Center stage are the extreme scientists who challenged everything--nature, morality, the government, the law and sometimes even their own bodies--in pursuit of knowledge.

Can you extract a man's soul from his body? Can you transplant a human head from one neck to another? What happens if you take LSD every day for 11 weeks? Can humans converse wtih dolphins? Can we travel through time? At some point, scientists have actively sought the answers to all these questions, but society often asks just one in reply: Just because you can do something, does that mean you should?

Extreme Science lifts the dustsheets off the past to explore the lives of people who pushed every possible boundary to get to the truth. Readers might find the content disturbing. However, all these bizarre experiments, and the scientists who performed them, have had a significant impact on the world in which we live. Not only that, but many have helped to shape the world we will be living in tomorrow.