- ISBN 9780199216819 / 0199216819
- Title The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
- Author Richard Dawkins
- Category Popular Science
History Of Science
- Format Paperback
- Year 2009
- Pages 419
- Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
- Imprint Oxford University Press
- Language English
- Dimensions 161mm x 34mm x 236mm
Selected and introduced by Richard Dawkins, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a rich and vibrant anthology celebrating the finest writing by scientists for a wider audience - revealing that the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as they have in the laboratory.
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.
A compendium of some of the most illuminating thinking of the past 100 years. Eureka, The Times A feast for many long evenings. Katie Owen, The Sunday Telegraph Engaging selection. Christopher Hirst, The Independent Richard Dawkins has done a wonderful job. Nicholas Lezard, Saturday Guardian Stunning anthology. The Times
RICHARD DAWKINS, is an evolutionary biologist, best selling author and outspoken atheist. He has established himself as a guru of evolution with the publication of books detailing and expanding upon Darwinian theory. Until his retirement this year, he was the Charles Simonyi Professor For The Understanding Of Science at Oxford University. He is the author most recently of“The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution.” His other books include “The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, River out of Eden ”(ScienceMasters Series), " Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweav