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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Original complete work published 1917. Tinbergen, Niko (1907–1988) Ethologist, ornithologist, and Nobel laureate. Curious Naturalists, Country Life, 1958. Trivers, Robert (1943– ) Evolutionary biologist.
There is very little chance that the original corner of the crowd will ever again be found jostled back into its original activity with all the rest at rest. Random, motiveless jostling has resulted in irreversible change.
The energy just might by chance jostle back into its original heap, and a structure reform. The energy just might, by chance, jostle its way back into the block from the world at large, and an observer see a cool block spontaneously ...
That is one reason why consciousness has already emerged from the inanimate matter of the original creation. If atoms had been as strongly bound as nuclei, the initial primitive form of matter would have been locked into permanence, ...
It is not clear that this difficulty was ever completely resolved in Darwin's mind, but it is clear from many passages that he saw the necessity of supplementing the original argument by postulating that the causes of variation which ...
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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
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