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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... the Los Angeles Times Literary Prize of the same year, the 1990 Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society, the 1994 Nakayama Prize, the 1997 International Cosmos Prize for Achievement in Human Science, the Kistler Prize in 2001, ...
It is only superficially paradoxical to begin our celebration by cutting humanity down to size, and no science puts us ... terrifying because of its inconceivably long vistas of time which dwarf human history to the twinkling of an eye, ...
I shall revert to this later in the book, when I discuss the difficulties experienced by the evolved human mind as we try to understand the extreme realms of science far from the middle ground in which our ancestors survived.
This 'human scale' is, in a numerical sense, poised midway between the masses of atoms and stars. It would take roughly as many human bodies to make up the of the Sun as there are atoms in each of us. But our Sun is just an ordinary ...
The emergence of human life here on Earth has taken 4.5 billion years. Even before our Sun and its planets could form, earlier stars must have transmuted pristine hydrogen into carbon, oxygen and the other atoms of the periodic table.
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LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - stretch - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - JanetinLondon - LibraryThing
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