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The Oxford book of modern science writing

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Boasting almost one hundred pieces, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a breathtaking celebration of the finest writing by scientists--the best such collection in print--packed with scintillating essays on everything from "the discovery of Lucy" to "the terror and vastness of the universe."
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Collected Works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 9780199216802 0199216800 9780199216819 0199216819
OCLC Number: 180014200
Description: xviii, 419 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1. What scientists study --
from The mysterious universe / James Jeans --
from Just six numbers / Martin Rees --
from Creation revisited / Peter Atkins --
from The ant and the peacock / Helena Cronin --
from The genetical theory of natural selection / R. A. Fisher --
from Mankind evolving / Theodosius Dobzhansky --
from Adaptation and natural selection / G. C. Williams --
from Life itself / Francis Crick --
from Genome / Matt Ridley --
Theoretical biology in the third millennium / Sydney Brenner --
from The language of the genes / Steve Jones --
from On being the right size / J. B. S. Haldane --
from The explanation of organic diversity / Mark Ridley --
The importance of the nervous system in the evolution of animal flight / John Maynard Smith --
from Man in the universe / Fred Hoyle --
from ON growth and form / D'Arcy Thompson --
from The meaning of evolution / G. G. Simpson --
from Trilobite! / Richard Fortey --
from The mind machine / Colin Blakemore --
from Mirrors in the mind / Richard Gregory --
One self : a meditation on the unity of consciousness / Nicholas Humphrey --
from The language instinct and How the mind works / Steven Pinker --
from The rise and fall of the third chimpanzee / Jared Diamond --
from The life of the robin / David Lack --
from Curious naturalists / Niko Tinbergen --
from Social evolution / Robert Trivers --
from The open sea / Alister Hardy --
from The sea around us / Rachel Carson --
from How flowers changed the world / Loren Eiseley --
from The diversity of life / Edward O. Wilson --
Part 2. Who scientists are --
from The expanding universe / Arthur Eddington --
from the foreword to G. H. Hardy's A mathematician's apology / C. P. Snow --
from Disturbing the universe / Freeman Dyson --
from War and the nations / J. Robert Oppenheimer --
A passion for crystals / Max Perutz --
Said Ryle to Hoyle / Barbara and George Gamow --
Cancer's a funny thing / J. B. S. Haldane --
from The identity of man / Jacob Bronowski --
from Science and literature, 'Darwin's illness', 'The phenomenon of man', the postscript to 'Lucky Jim", and 'D'Arcy Thompson and growth and form' / Peter Medawar --
from Self-made man / Jonathan Kingdon --
from Origins reconsidered / Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin --
from Lucy / Donald C. Johanson and Maitland A. Edey --
Worm for a century, and all seasons / Stephen Jay Gould --
from Life cycles / John Tyler Bonner --
from Uncle Tungsten / Oliver Stacks --
Seven wonders / Lewis Thomas --
from Avoid boring people / James Watson --
from What mad pursuit / Francis Crick --
from The unnatural nature of science / Lewis Wolpert --
from Essays of a biologist / Julian Huxley --
Religion and science / Albert Einstein --
from The demon-haunted world / Carl Sagan --
Part 3. What scientists think --
from The character of physical law / Richard Feynman --
from What is life? / Erwin Schrödinger --
from Darwin's dangerous idea and Consciousness explained / Daniel Dennett --
from The growth of biological thought / Ernst Mayr --
from The tragedy of the commons / Garrett Hardin --
from Geometry for the selfish herd and Narrow roads of geneland / W. D. Hamilton --
from How nature works / Per Bak --
The fantastic combinations of John Conway's new solitaire game "life" / Martin Gardner --
from The miraculous jar / Ian Stewart --
from Computing machinery and intelligence / Alan Turing --
from What is the theory of relativity? / Albert Einstein --
from Mr. Tompkins / George Gamow --
from The Goldilocks enigma / Paul Davies --
from The time and space of Uncle Albert / Russell Stannard --
from The elegant universe / Brian Greene --
from A brief history of time / Stephen Hawking --
Part 4. What scientists delight in --
from Truth and beauty / S. Chandrasekhar --
from A mathematician's apology / G. H. Hardy --
from Dreams of a final theory / Steven Weinberg --
from The life of the cosmos / Lee Smolin --
from The emperor's new mind / Roger Penrose --
from Gödel, Escher, Bach : the eternal golden braid / Douglas Hofstadter --
from Geons, black holes, and quantum foam / John Archibald Wheeler with Kenneth Ford --
from The fabric of reality / David Deutsch --
from The periodic table / Primo Levi --
from Life : an unauthorized biography / Richard Fortey --
from The meaning of evolution / George Gaylord Simpson --
from Little men and flying saucers / Loren Eiseley --
from Pale blue dot / Carl Sagan.
Other Titles: Modern science writing
Responsibility: [edited by] Richard Dawkins.
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