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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... matter in space is so hot as to make life on it impossible; space is traversed, and astronomical bodies continually bombarded, by radiation of a variety of kinds, much of which is probably inimical to, or even destructive of, life.
The answer is: practically everything about living things—about all of life on earth and for the whole of its history (and, probably, as we'll see, about life elsewhere, too). But there are two aspects of organisms that had baffled and ...
... but probably resembling some grandparent or ancestor. Theodosius. Dobzhansky. from MANKIND EVOLVING □ One of Fisher's co-founders of the neo-Darwinian Modern Synthesis was the Russian American geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky ...
If they are products of upbringing, they need not be mentioned in this context at all; if they have, at least in part, a genetic basis, then it is probably easier to train some persons to be doctors and others artists or merchant chiefs ...
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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