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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How, then, can gravity nonetheless be dominant, pinning us to the ground and holding the moon and planets in their courses? It's because gravity is always an attraction: if you double a mass, then you double the gravitational pull it ...
We couldn't, of course, guess how many there are, but simple reasoning along the lines I've just outlined could tell us how big they would have to be, and it isn't too difficult to extend the argument further, and work out how brightly ...
I shall explain what is meant by high quality energy, but for the present think of it as energy that is localized, and potent to effect change. In the course of causing change it spreads, becomes chaotically distributed like a fallen ...
There is, of course, no such thing as motive and purpose at this level of behaviour. Why, then, do reactions occur? At this level too, therefore, there can be no motive or purpose in love or war. Why then do they occur?
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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