The Resource The Oxford book of modern science writing, [edited by] Richard Dawkins

The Oxford book of modern science writing, [edited by] Richard Dawkins

The Oxford book of modern science writing
The Oxford book of modern science writing
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[edited by] Richard Dawkins
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Modern science writing
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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.O87 2008
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non fiction
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The Oxford book of modern science writing, [edited by] Richard Dawkins
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [397]-400) and index
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(Excerpts) -- The Mysterious Universe / James Jeans -- Just Six Numbers / Martin Rees -- Creation Revisited / Peter Atkins -- The Ant And The Peacock / Helena Cronin -- The Genetical Theory Of Natural Selection / R. A. Fisher -- Mankind Evolving / Theodosius Dobzhansky -- Adaptation And Natural Selection / G. C. Williams -- Life Itself / Francis Crick -- Genome / Matt Ridley -- 'Theoretical Biology In The Third Millennium' / Sydney Brenner -- The Language Of The Genes / Steve Jones -- 'On Being The Right Size' / J. B. S. Haldane -- The Explanation Of Organic Diversity / Mark Ridley -- 'The Importance Of The Nervous System In The Evolution Of Animal Flight' / John Maynard Smith -- Man In The Universe / Fred Hoyle -- On Growth And Form / D'Arcy Thornpson -- The Meaning Of Evolution / G. G. Simpson -- Trilobite! / Richard Fortey -- The Mind Machine / Colin Blakemore -- Mirrors In Mind / Richard Gregory -- 'One Self: A Meditation On The Unlty Of Consciousness' / Nicholas Humphrey -- From The Language Instinct And How The Mind Works / Steven Pinker -- The Rise And Fall Of The Third Chimpanzee / Jared Diamond -- The Life Of The Robin / David Lack -- Curious Naturalists / Niko Tinbergen -- Social Evo Lution / Robert Trivers -- The Open Sea / Alister Hardy -- The Sea Around Us / Rachel Carson -- How Flowers Changed The World' / Loren Eiseley -- The Diversity Of Life / Edward O. Wilson -- The Expanding Universe / Arthur Eddington -- Foreword To G. H. Hardy's A Mathematician's Apology / C. P. Snow -- Disturbing The Universe / Freeman Dyson -- 'War And The Nations' / J. Robert Oppenheimer -- 'A Passion For Crystals' / Max F. Perutz -- 'Said Ryle To Hoyle' / Barbara Gamow and George Gamow -- 'Cancer's A Funny Thing' / J. B. S. Haldane -- The Identity Of Man / Jacob Bronowski -- '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 -- Self7made Man / Jonathan Kingdon -- Origins Reconsidered / Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin -- Lucy / Donald C.johanson and Maitland A. Edey -- 'Worm For A Century, And All Seasons' / Stephen Jay Gould -- Life Cycles / John Tyler Bonner -- Uncle Tungsten / Oliver Sacks -- 'Seven Wonders' / Lewis Thomas -- Avoid Boring People / James Watson -- What Mad Pursuit / Francis Crick -- The Unnatural Nature Of Science / Lewis Wolpert -- Essays Of A Biologist / Julian Huxley -- 'Religion And Scjence' / Albert Einstein -- The Demon-haunted World / Carl Sagan -- The Character Of Physical Law / Richard Feynman -- Erwin Schrodinger From What Is Life? / Erwin Schrodinger -- Darwin's Dangerous Idea And Consciousness Explajned / Daniel Dennett -- The Growth Of Biological Thought / Ernst Mayr -- 'The Tragedy Of The Commons' / Garrett Hardin -- Geometry For The Selfish Herd And Narrow Roads Of Geneland / W. D. Hamilton -- How Nature Works / Per Bak -- The Fantastic Combinations Of John Conway's New Solitaire Game 'life' / Martin Gardner -- Mathematics For The Million / Lancelot Hogben -- The Miraculous Jar / Ian Stewart -- The Mathematical Theory Of Communication / Claude E. Shannon and Warren Weaver -- Computing Machinery And Intelligence / Alan Turing -- 'What Is The Theory Of Relatlvity?' / Albert Einstein -- Mr Tompkins / George Gamow -- The Goldilocks Enigma / Paul Davies -- The Time And Space Of Uncle Albert / Russell Stannard -- The Elegant Universe / Brian Greene -- A Brief History Of Time / Stephen Hawking -- Truth And Beauty / S. Chandrasekhar -- A Mathematician's Apology / G. H. Hardy -- Dreams Of A Final Theory / Steven Weinberg -- The Life Of The Cosmos / Lee Smolin -- The Emperor's New Mind / Roger Penrose -- Godel, Escher, Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid / Douglas Hofstadter -- Geons, Black Holes, And Quantum Foam / John Archibald Wheeler and Kenneth Ford -- The Fabric Of Reality / David Deutsch -- The Periodic Table / Primo Levi -- Life: An Unauthorized Biography / Richard Fortey -- The Meaning Of Evolution / George Gaylord Simpson -- Little Men And Flying Saucers / Loren Eiseley -- Pale Blue Dot / Carl Sagan 401
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24 cm
xviii, 419 p.
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