This lively non-fiction book will intrigue children across a wide age range and is an excellent resource for teachers. Some of the topics – such as space colonies, teleportation and time travel – still seem like sci-fi. Others – including human cloning, designer babies and super-intelligent machines – are probably closer to technological reality and raise a lot of ethical and philosophical questions. Richly illustrated and relatively short (70 pages), Beyond Belief doesn’t go into a lot of detail about each topic, but is very current and gives readers plenty to think about.
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