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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... 22 Theodosius Dobzhansky from MANKIND EVOLVING 27 G. C. Williams from ADAPTATION AND NATURAL SELECTION 30 Francis Crick from LIFE ITSELF 35 Matt Ridley from GENOME 40 Sydney Brenner 'THEORETICAL BIOLOGY IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM' 48 ...
... AVOID BORING PEOPLE 229 Francis Crick from WHAT MAD PURSUIT 232 Lewis Wolpert from THE UNNATURAL NATURE OF SCIENCE 234 Julian Huxley from ESSAYS OF A BIOLOGIST 235 Albert Einstein 'RELIGION AND SCIENCE' 239 Carl Sagan from viii .
254 Daniel Dennett from DARWIN'S DANGEROUS IDEA and CONSCIOUSNESS EXPLAINED 259 Ernst Mayr from THE GROWTH OF BIOLOGICAL THOUGHT 263 Garrett Hardin from 'THE TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS' 266 W. D. Hamilton from GEOMETRY FOR THE SELFISH HERD ...
Bonner, John Tyler (1920– ) Biologist. Life Cycles: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist, Princeton University Press, 1993. Brenner, Sydney (1927– ) Biologist and Nobel laureate. 'Theoretical Biology in the Third Millennium', Phil.
Fisher, Sir Ronald (1890–1962) Statistician, evolutionary biologist and geneticist. ... 'Geometry for the Selfish Herd', Journal of Theoretical Biology, 31, 295–311, reprinted in Narrow Roads of Gene Land, Vol. 1. W. H. Freeman, 1996.
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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
PART IV WHAT SCIENTISTS DELIGHT IN