About the Book
India: it's a nation of geeks, swots and needs
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 ht scientific ingenuity of its people. Angela Saini explains how ancient science is giving way to new, and how the technology of the wealthy is 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 it people a nation of geeks.
About the Author
Born in the UK in 1980, Angela Saini is a science journalist and reports for the BBC, New Scientist, Wired and the Economist. She was named European Young Science Writer of the Year in 2009, and in 2008 won a European television news award.