Harvard neurologist Andreadis validates here what some might describe as misspent youth: an analysis of the life science of the various Star Trek television series and films. For Trekkers, this book is nirvana. For the rest of us, it is surprisingly interesting, opinionated, and funny. From disquisitions on artificial limbs to a timely discussion on cloning, readers will learn a lot more biology than they may suspect is possible. Not a scholarly tome, this screams out "Birthday Gift!" for dedicated sf fans. For popular science collections. (Mark L. Shelton, Univ. of Massachusetts Medical Ctr., Worcester)
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