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Geek Nation

Geek Nation
Geek Nation
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Book Specifications

SKUID
:
AG-3484
ISBN
:
9781444734096
Published Year
:
2011
Author
:
Angela Saini
Publisher
:
Hodder And Stoughton
Book Condition
:
Used Like New
Condition Note
:
This is a used book, in good condition.
Book Binding Type
:
Hard Back
Language
:
English
No. of Pages
:
280
Dimensions
:
23.5 x 15.5 cm
Availability
:
In Stock

Book Description

India: it's a nation of geeks, swots and nerds. Almost one in five of all medical and dental staff in the UK is of Indian origin, and one in six employed scientists with science or engineering doctorates in the US is Asian. By the turn of the millennium, there were even claims that a third of all engineers in Silicon Valley were of Indian origin, with Indians running 750 of its tech companies.

At the dawn of this scientific revolution, Geek Nation is a journey to meet the inventors, engineers and young scientists helping to give birth to the world’s next scientific superpower – a nation built not on conquest, oil or minerals, but on the scientific ingenuity of its people. Angela Saini explains how ancient science is giving way to new, and how the technology of the wealthy are passing on to the poor. Delving inside the psyche of India’s science-hungry citizens, she explores the reason why the government of the most religious country on earth has put its faith in science and technology.

Through witty first-hand reportage and penetrative analysis, Geek Nation explains what this means for the rest of the world, and how a spiritual nation squares its soul with hard rationality. Full of curious, colourful characters and gripping stories, it describes India through its people – a nation of geeks.

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