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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... IMPORTANCE OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM IN THE EVOLUTION OF ANIMAL FLIGHT' 66 Fred Hoyle from MAN IN THE UNIVERSE 69 D'Arcy Thompson from ON GROWTH AND FORM 78 G. G. Simpson from THE MEANING OF EVOLUTION 82 Richard Fortey from TRILOBITE!
110 Jared Diamond from THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD CHIMPANZEE 114 David Lack from THE LIFE OF THE ROBIN 115 Niko Tinbergen from CURIOUS NATURALISTS 123 Robert Trivers from SOCIAL EVOLUTION 127 Alister Hardy from THE OPEN SEA 130 ...
... Richard Fortey from LIFE: AN UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY 392 George Gaylord Simpson from THE MEANING OF EVOLUTION 393 Loren Eiseley from LITTLE MEN AND FLYING SAUCERS 394 Carl Sagan from PALE BLUE DOT 397 Acknowledgements 401 Index x .
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. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B, 354, 1963–1965, ...
Feynman, Richard P. (1918–1988) Theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate. The Character of Physical Law, Penguin, 1992. Fisher, Sir Ronald (1890–1962) Statistician, evolutionary biologist and geneticist. The Genetical Theory of Natural ...
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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