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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235 Albert Einstein 'RELIGION AND SCIENCE' 239 Carl Sagan from THE DEMON-HAUNTED WORLD PART III What Scientists Think 247 Richard Feynman from THE CHARACTER OF PHYSICAL LAW 249 Erwin Schrödinger from WHAT IS LIFE?
'How Flowers Changed the World' and 'Little Men and Flying Saucers', in The Immense Journey, Vintage, 1957. Feynman, Richard P. (1918–1988) Theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate. The Character of Physical Law, Penguin, 1992.
Two protons would, according to Newton's laws, attract each other gravitationally, as well as exerting an electrical ... Both these forces depend on distance in the same way (both follow an'inverse square' law), and so their relative ...
The extract from the same delightful book that I have chosen expounds one of the central ideas of all science—C. P. Snow's litmus test of scientific culture—the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Atkins shows how the universal downhill ...
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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