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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Events would have taken place so haphazardly and rapidly that the rich attributes of the world, like life and its own self-awareness, would not have had time to grow. The emergence of consciousness, like the unfolding of a leaf, ...
Environments are infinitely diversified, and in the future there will exist environments that do not exist now. The infant now promenading in his perambulator under my window may become many things. To be sure, he is not likely to grow ...
is not likely to grow eight feet tall, but we do not know how to obtain the evidence needed to determine how tall he may grow in some environments that may be contrived to stimulate growth. It is an illusion that there is something ...
... in the same profession; granted also that growing up in a family of musicians is propitious for becoming a musician; it is still quite unlikely that the genetic equipment of the Bachs had nothing to do with their musicianship.
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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