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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... PASSION FOR CRYSTALS' 172 Barbara and George Gamow 'SAID RYLE TO HOYLE' 174 J. B. S. Haldane 'CANCER'S A FUNNY THING' 176 Jacob Bronowski from THE IDENTITY OF MAN 179 Peter Medawar from 'SCIENCE AND LITERATURE, 'DARWIN'S ILLNESS', ...
... Geneticist and evolutionary biologist. On Being the Right Size and Other Essays, Oxford University Press, 1991, formerly published in Possible Worlds and Other Essays, Chatto & Windus, 1927. 'Cancer's a Funny Thing', New Statesman, ...
[It] expresses the unity of all things, material and spiritual, which never disappear but perpetually change form in an eternal cycle of destruction and re-creation'. On the left in the illustration are the atoms and subatomic particles ...
... in theory initiate a chain of events that leads to a hurricane). Important and interesting as that technical sense of 'chaos' undoubtedly is, I deplore the hijacking of the word. □ Why Things Change Change takes a variety of forms.
As we have said, by 'quality' of energy is meant the extent of its dispersal. High-quality, useful energy, is localized energy. Low quality, wasted energy, is chaotically diffuse energy. Things can get done when energy is localized; ...
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LibraryThing ReviewComentário do usuário - stretch - LibraryThing
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