Anthology of diverse and inspiring pieces, capturing the poetry and
excitement of scientific understanding and discovery. Includes
extracts from the likes of Darwin, Stephen Jay Gould, Albert
Einstein, James Watson, Jared Diamond and Erwin Schrodinger.
Selected and introduced by Richard Dawkins, 'The Oxford Book of
Modern Science Writing'i 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
Target group: anyone with an interest in science and literature,
including - but not limited to - readers of popular science;
scientists, both professional and undergraduate; those interested
in the history of science; writers; students of literature; and
others from non-scientific backgrounds.
A compendium of some of the most illuminating thinking of the past 100 years. Eureka, The Times
Review from previous edition A brilliant collection... If you could only ever read one science book, this should probably be it. s New Scientist d 1/3/28.
Review from previous edition "A brilliant collection... If you could only ever read one science book, this should probably be it." New ScientistA compendium of some of the most illuminating thinking of the past 100 years. Eureka, The Times
Richard Dawkins, geb. 1941 in Nairobi, ist Evolutionsbiologe. Seit 1995 hat er den eigens für ihn eingerichteten Lehrstuhl für Public Understanding of Science an der Universität Oxford inne.
PART I: WHAT SCIENTISTS STUDY PART II: WHO SCIENTISTS ARE PART III: WHAT SCIENTISTS THINK PART IV: WHAT SCIENTISTS DELIGHT IN