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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It is to be hoped that many will not only read this excellent volume but will then go on to read in their entirety some of the individual works themselves. That is the ultimate success of any anthology.' Mary Strickland, Chemistry World ...
I have long wanted to dedicate a book to Charles Simonyi, but I was anxious to be clear that it was a dedication to him as an individual and friend, rather than as the munificent benefactor of the Oxford professorship in Public ...
The individual jostlings may result in energy being passed in either direction; but there are so many more atoms in the world outside than in the block itself, ...
Individuals vary and some of their variations are heritable. These heritable variations arise randomly—that is, independently of their effects on the survival and reproduction of the organism. But they are perpetuated differentially, ...
The mechanism of particulate inheritance is evidently suitable for reproducing the phenomenon of reversion, in which an individual resembles a grandparent or more remote ancestor, in some respect in which it differs from its parents; ...
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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