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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford Landmark Science Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dawkins, Richard
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dawkins
ISBN: 9780191550843 0191550841
OCLC Number: 1264471942
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
J. B. S. Haldane 'CANCER'S A FUNNY THING'
Description: 1 online resource (439 p.).
Contents: Cover --
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Contents --
Featured Writers and Extracts --
Introduction --
PART I WHAT SCIENTISTS STUDY --
James Jeans from THE MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE --
Martin Rees from JUST SIX NUMBERS --
Large Numbers and Diverse Scales --
The Value of N and Why it is So Large --
Peter Atkins from CREATION REVISITED --
Why Things Change --
Helena Cronin from THE ANT AND THE PEACOCK --
A World Without Darwin --
R. A. Fisher from THE GENETICAL THEORY OF NATURAL SELECTION --
Difficulties Felt by Darwin --
Particulate Inheritance Theodosius Dobzhansky from MANKIND EVOLVING --
Equal but Dissimilar --
Family Resemblances --
Nature and Nurture in Condominium --
G. C. Williams from ADAPTATION AND NATURAL SELECTION --
Francis Crick from LIFE ITSELF --
Nucleic Acids and Molecular Replication --
Matt Ridley from GENOME --
Chromosome 1: Life --
Sydney Brenner 'THEORETICAL BIOLOGY IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM' --
Steve Jones from THE LANGUAGE OF THE GENES --
Change or Decay? --
J. B. S. Haldane from 'ON BEING THE RIGHT SIZE' --
Mark Ridley from THE EXPLANATION OF ORGANIC DIVERSITY --
On Being the Right Sized Mates John Maynard Smith 'THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM IN THE EVOLUTION OF ANIMAL FLIGHT' --
The Stability of Primitive Flying Animals --
The Evolution of Instability --
Fred Hoyle from MAN IN THE UNIVERSE --
D'Arcy Thompson from ON GROWTH AND FORM --
The Equiangular Spiral --
Spirals in Nature --
The Spiral of Archimedes --
The Equiangular Spiral --
G. G. Simpson from THE MEANING OF EVOLUTION --
Outlines of the History Of Mammals --
Richard Fortey from TRILOBITE! --
Colin Blakemore from THE MIND MACHINE --
Sight Unseen --
Knowledge from Molecules and Waves --
Pictures in the Head Richard Gregory from MIRRORS IN MIND --
Why are Looking-glass Images Right-Left Reversed? --
Alice --
Nicholas Humphrey 'ONE SELF: A MEDITATION ON THE UNITY OF CONSCIOUSNESS' --
Steven Pinker from THE LANGUAGE INSTINCT --
An Instinct to Acquire an Art --
Steven Pinker from HOW THE MIND WORKS --
The Smell of Fear --
Jared Diamond from THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD CHIMPANZEE --
David Lack from THE LIFE OF THE ROBIN --
Niko Tinbergen from CURIOUS NATURALISTS --
Robert Trivers from SOCIAL EVOLUTION --
The Group Selection Fallacy --
Species-Advantage Reasoning within Biology Alister Hardy from THE OPEN SEA --
Rachel Carson from THE SEA AROUND US --
The Changing Year --
Loren Eiseley from 'HOW FLOWERS CHANGED THE WORLD' --
Edward O. Wilson from THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE --
Storm Over the Amazon --
PART II WHO SCIENTISTS ARE --
Arthur Eddington from THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE --
C. P. Snow from the Foreword to G. H. Hardy's A MATHEMATICIAN'S APOLOGY --
Freeman Dyson from DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE --
A Scientifi c Apprenticeship --
J. Robert Oppenheimer from 'WAR AND THE NATIONS' --
Max F. Perutz 'A PASSION FOR CRYSTALS' --
Barbara and George Gamow 'SAID RYLE TO HOYLE'
Series Title: Oxford Landmark Science Ser.

Abstract:

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.

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