Now anyone can now have the benefit of the brains of the best contemporary scholars such as Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene.
To put together this 'dangerous' book, John Brockman established Edge (http://www.edge.org/) and asked more than 600 international scholars, among them many famous authors, to share their research and their knowledge.
The conversation concerns the 'edge' of today's state-of-the-art knowledge and discussion about thorny issues. It's an ongoing online conversation in which the words, ideas, and studies of the notable minds of the salon are also stored and archived.
Intrerest for the latest information on the edge in their respective among new users is increasing. In particular, in universities such as Oxford, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, the latest theories of the professors or experts are now readily available to the public. With the publication of this book in Korea, Edge, so widely known in academia, now will reach the general readers as well.
In addition to Diamond and Dawkins, among the members of Edge whose writing are represented in 'Culture Shock' are Steven Pinker, author of The Blank Slate, and Mihalyi Csikzentmihalyi, author of Flow.