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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

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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.
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
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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.
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
PART I: WHAT SCIENTISTS STUDY; PART II: WHO SCIENTISTS ARE; PART III: WHAT SCIENTISTS THINK; PART IV: WHAT SCIENTISTS DELIGHT IN
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
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.
`Review from previous edition A brilliant collection... If you could only ever read one science book, this should probably be it.'
New Scientist
`The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing edited by Richard Dawkins, come up trumps... It is to be hoped that many will not only read this excellent volume but will then go on to read in their entirety some of the individual works themeselves. That is the ultimate success of any anthology.'
Mary Strickland. Chemistry World.
`A sparkling anthology.'
David Sinclair, Tribune.
`The book makes for a fascinating browse, but it could also inspire as a bed-time volume, filling the readers' dreams with exploding stars and tiny atoms.'
Peter Ranscombe, The Scotsman
`This is a superb collection... it's a damn good read even if you're only marginally interested in science. I love this book...it's a must-read that will surely make a major contribution to the public understanding of science.'
BBC Focus (science and technology). John Gribbin.
`For the science-savvy. it's like a gigantic prize-giving-cum-back-slap. For the science-phobic, it's a banner-waving call to come on in and give it a try.'
Jonathan Gibbs. Metro London.
`Beautiful volume...A labour of love.'
Steven Poole. The Guardian.
`A glorius celebration of literary scientists.'
Harry Richie Mail on Sunday
`It is a real treasure trove of unexpected pleasures.'
Sunday Telegraph. Kenan Malik
`This isn't Dawkins as the centre of attention but as a benign and generous guide to the best science writing, with commentaries from the master.'
Peter Forbes. The Independent.
An anthology of diverse and inspiring pieces to browse and to treasure, confirming science writing as a literary genre of its own.
Captures the poetry and excitement of scientific understanding and discovery from 1900 to the present day.
Each essay or extract has been selected and is personally introduced by Richard Dawkins, producing a collection that is as wide-ranging and intellectually substantial as it is pleasureable to read.
Includes extracts from the works of J.B.S. Haldane, Stephen Jay Gould, Albert Einstein, D'Arcy Thompson, Alan Turing, Richard Feynman, C.P. Snow, James Watson, Martin Rees, Steve Pinker, Jared DIamond, and Erwin Schrodinger among others.
Short Title
OXFORD BK OF MODERN SCIENCE WR
Language
English
ISBN-10
0199216819
ISBN-13
9780199216819
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
500
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-11-30
Author
Richard Dawkins
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Place of Publication
Oxford
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Richard Dawkins
Birth
1941
Illustrations
numerous figures
Pages
419
Residence
ENK
Audience
General/Trade
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Series
Oxford Landmark Science
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