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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Both these forces depend on distance in the same way (both follow an'inverse square' law), and so their relative strength is measured by an important number, N, which is the same irrespective of how widely separated the protons are.
... history of domestication, this factor cannot alone account for the great variability which still persists. The passage runs as follows: If it be an excess of food, compared with that R. A. FISHER 19 . Difficulties Felt by Darwin.
But does it follow that possession of a certain genetic endowment is necessary or sufficient to attain eminence? Surely having influential relatives is helpful, even in societies with class barriers less rigid than those of ...
The environmental bias in the data is patent—other things being equal, a son may find his way smoothest if he follows the calling in which his father excelled. But to reject the data as throwing no light at all on genetic conditioning ...
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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