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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... The God Delusion (2006), and The Greatest Show on Earth (2009). He has also published a science book for children, The Magic of Reality (2011), and two volumes of memoirs, An Appetite for Wonder (2013) and Brief ...
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First published 1965. Carson, Rachel (1907–1964) Marine biologist and natural history writer. The Sea Around Us, OUP, 1989. First published 1951. Chandrasekhar, S. (1910–1995) Astrophysicist and Nobel laureate.
First published 1981. Einstein, Albert (1879–1955) Theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate. Reprinted in Ideas and Opinions, Wings Books, 1954. 'What is the theory of relativity?' published in The London Times, 1919.
First published 1956. Hardy, G. H. (1877–1947) Mathematician. A Mathematician's Apology, Cambridge University Press, 2007. First published 1940. Hawking, Stephen (1942– ) Theoretical physicist. A Brief History of Time, Bantam Books, ...
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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