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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How Nature Works, OUP, 1997. Blakemore, Colin (1944– ) Neurobiologist. Sight Unseen, BBC books, 1988. ... Carson, Rachel (1907–1964) Marine biologist and natural history writer. The Sea Around Us, OUP, 1989. First published 1951.
Adaptation and Natural Selection, Princeton University Press, 1966. Wilson, Edward O. (1929– ) Biologist. The Diversity of Life, Penguin, 2001. Wolpert, Lewis (1929– ) Developmental biologist and writer. The Unnatural Nature of Science, ...
Standing on our microscopic fragment of a grain of sand, we attempt to discover the nature and purpose of the universe which surrounds our home in space and time. Our first impression is something akin to terror.
It is actually no coincidence that nature attains its maximum complexity on this intermediate scale: anything larger, if it were on a habitable planet, would be vulnerable to breakage or crushing by gravity. We are used to the idea that ...
The English astrophysicist Arthur Eddington was among the first to understand the physical nature of stars. He speculated about how much we could learn about them just by theorizing, if we lived on a perpetually cloud-bound planet.
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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