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Format 140x220 Hardcover
EUR 21,90 / sFr 30,70
ISBN ebook: 9783701744626
published in Januar 2014
On humans, cells and washing machines
Guide to saving the world
It's time to re-invent ourselves!
Biochemist Renée Schroeder learns from cells and bacteria, which exist in an environment of controlled growth and selfless behavior. In light of uncontrolled economical growth and an explosive surge in birth rates, it has become clear: We can't continue on the path we're on! We are in need of a new society with new values, where quality is more important than quantity. Renée Schroeder draws parallels between her research and the world we live in, with remarkable results. She points out new ways for us to save our planet and ourselves!
Her most important rule is: Keep on thinking! A fearless plea for responsibility, for rethinking our actions – a book that gives hope.
Renée Schroeder, born 1953 in João Monlevade, Brazil, studied Biochemistry in Vienna and New York and wrote her habilitation on Genetics. She has been head of the Department for Biochemistry at Vienna University since 2005. From 2001-2005 she was a member of the Bioethics Commission of the Austrian Federal government, since 2010 she has been a member of the Austrian Council for Science and Technology Development. In 2002 she was elected Austrian Scientist of the Year, in 2003 she received the Wittgenstein Prize and was one of the first women to become a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Ursel Nendzig, born 1980. After studying Economics, Nendzig partook in a journalistic training. She is an editor for “Universum” magazine and a freelance author for several magazines and newspapers.