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The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

by Richard Dawkins (Editor)


Boasting almost one hundred pieces,The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writingis 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."
Edited by best-selling author and renowned scientist Richard Dawkins, this sterling collection brings together exhilarating pieces by a who's who of scientists and science writers, including Stephen Pinker, Stephen Jay Gould, Martin Gardner, Albert Einstein, Julian Huxley, and many dozens more. Readers will find excerpts from bestsellers such as Douglas R. Hofstadter'sGodel, Escher, Bach, Francis Crick'sLife Itself, Loren Eiseley'sThe Immense Journey, Daniel Dennett'sDarwin's Dangerous Idea, and Rachel Carson'sThe Sea Around Us. There are classic essays ranging from J.B.S. Haldane's "On Being the Right Size" and Garrett Hardin's "The Tragedy of the Commons" to Alan Turing's "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" and Albert Einstein's famedNew York Timesarticle on "Relativity." And readers will also discover lesser-known but engaging pieces such as Lewis Thomas's "Seven Wonders of Science," J. Robert Oppenheimer on "War and Physicists," and Freeman Dyson's memoir of studying under Hans Bethe.

A must-read volume for all science buffs,The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writingis a rich and vibrant anthology that captures the poetry and excitement of scientific thought and discovery.

One ofNew Scientist's Editor's Picks for 2008

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Copyright year 2008
ISBN-13 9780199216802
ISBN-10 0199216800
Class Copyright
Publisher Oxford University Press Incorporated
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 448
Length of Recording 21
Shelf No. JR764