The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
Selected and introduced by Richard Dawkins, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a celebration of the finest writing by scientists for a wider audience - revealing that many of the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as they have in the laboratory. This is a rich and vibrant collection that captures the poetry and excitement of communicating scientific understanding and scientific effort from 1900 to the present day. Professor Dawkins has included writing from a diverse range of scientists, some of whom need no introduction, and some of whose works have become modern classics, while others may be less familiar - but all convey the passion of great scientists writing about their science.
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The Scientific and Medical Network 'It is one of the best introductions to popular science writing and deserves to become a classic in its own right.' Marc Miquel, Scope 'This is a book one reads over a prolonged period of time, ...
... motivate change when it has become dispersed. The degradation of quality is chaotic dispersal. I shall now argue that such dispersal is ultimately natural, motiveless, and purposeless. It occurs naturally and spontaneously, ...
What, that is now comprehensible to us, would become baffling and puzzling? What would we see as in urgent need of explanation? The answer is: practically everything about living things—about all of 16 . WHAT SCIENTISTS STUDY Helena ...
And, as circumstances change, different adaptations become advantageous, gradually giving rise to divergent forms of life. The key to all of this—to how natural selection is able to produce its wondrous results—is the power of many, ...
My genes have indeed determined what I am, but only in the sense that, given the succession of environments and experiences that were mine, a carrier of a different set of genes might have become unlike myself. It is sometimes said that ...
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How do you pick the best science writing of the twentieth century? Really it all comes down to a matter of opinion, which almost always results in the complaint and special pleading for authors and ... Ler resenha completa
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I got this book from the library, thinking it would be a series of essays on different aspects of science. However, it turned out to be a completely different sort of book – short extracts from books ... Ler resenha completa
PART II WHO SCIENTISTS ARE
PART III WHAT SCIENTISTS THINK
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