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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... 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 Steve Jones from THE LANGUAGE OF THE GENES 53 J. B. S. Haldane from 'ON ...
The Language of Genes, Flamingo, 2000. Kingdon, Jonathan (1935– ) Biologist, artist, and writer. Before the Wise Men, Simon and Schuster, 1993. Lack, David (1910–1973) Ornithologist. The Life of the Robin, Collins, 1965.
Had he assumed that this hereditary nature was completely determined by the aggregate of the hereditary particles (genes), which enter into its composition, and at the same time assumed that organisms of certain possible types of ...
It was not till after the rediscovery of Mendel's laws at the end of the century that cases of linkage were discovered, in which, for factors in the same linkage group, the pair of genes received from the same parent are more often than ...
Dobzhansky's chapter is a lucid exposition of how genes interact with environment in the determination of the variation among human individuals. The stress, importantly, is on the word variation. 'Nature versus nurture' is a topic 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
PART IV WHAT SCIENTISTS DELIGHT IN