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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... in an anthology belong to others, I hope that my love of science and of writing, which Charles shares and which he generously chose to encourage in me, will shine through both my selections and my commentary, and give him pleasure.
But if that dispersal spreads energy into regions where it can be located densely, it gives the illusion of specific change rather than mere spreading. At the deepest level, purpose vanishes and is replaced by the consequences of having ...
The passage I have chosen is from one of his later books, Mankind Evolving (1962), which influenced me when I was an undergraduate and heard him give a lecture at Oxford as the guest of E. B. Ford. Dobzhansky's chapter is a lucid ...
... with nature-versus-nurture polemics close to their peak, J. B. Watson, the leader of the school of behaviorism in psychology and one of the staunchest partisans of the nurture hypothesis, wrote the following fighting lines: Give me ...
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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