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Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World
 

Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World (Paperback)

By Saini, Angela

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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 th...at 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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ISBN 9781444710168
Released AU 13 Mar 2012
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781444710168
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder Paperback
Released 13 Mar 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Saini, Angela
Category Popular Science
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 509.54
Weight 211g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Scientists - India, Science - India
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade

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