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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... IMPORTANCE OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM IN THE EVOLUTION OF ANIMAL FLIGHT' 66 Fred Hoyle from MAN IN THE UNIVERSE 69 D'Arcy Thompson from ON GROWTH AND FORM 78 G. G. Simpson from THE MEANING OF EVOLUTION 82 Richard Fortey from TRILOBITE!
The Value of N and Why it is So Large Despite its importance for us, for our biosphere, and for the cosmos, ... strength is measured by an important number, N, which is the same irrespective of how widely separated the protons are.
Gravity is important to us because we live on the heavy Earth. ... The importance of the sphere's own gravity, measured by how much energy it takes to remove an atom from its gravitational pull, depends on mass divided by radius, ...
Important and interesting as that technical sense of 'chaos' undoubtedly is, I deplore the hijacking of the word. □ Why Things Change Change takes a variety of forms.
... but was almost or quite indistinguishable from one of the homozygous forms. The fact of dominance, though of the greatest theoretical interest, is not an essential feature of the factorial system, and in several important cases .
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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
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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