In A Scientist Speaks Out - A Personal Perspective on Science, Society, and Change, Nobel Laureate (Chemistry, 1951) Glenn T Seaborg shares some of his thoughts and reflections on his broad interests, from the formulation of national science policy to the promise of youth. During a distinguished career in science and public service that spanned more than 50 years, he published over 500 works and maintained a public speaking schedule that included about 700 speeches on a wide variety of topics. This volume is a collection of nearly forty of his more popular speeches and articles, directed at a mostly non-scientific and non-technical audience. Since this volume is a compendium of reprints, readers will be able to share some of Seaborg's thoughts, as he originally penned them.
The future through science; learning in the world of change; a scientific society - the beginnings; science, the humanities and the Federal Government - partners in progress; time, leisure and the computer - the crisis of modern technology; the positive power of science; a scientific safari to Africa; a journey to China; preparing for the 21st century; the crisis in pre-college science and math education; and other speeches.