Series: Oxford Landmark Science
418 pages, no illustrations
Selected and introduced by Richard Dawkins, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a celebration of the finest writing by scientists for a wider audience – revealing that many of the best scientists have displayed as much imagination and skill with the pen as they have in the laboratory.
This is a rich and vibrant collection that captures the poetry and excitement of communicating scientific understanding and scientific effort from 1900 to the present day. Professor Dawkins has included writing from a diverse range of scientists, some of whom need no introduction, and some of whose works have become modern classics, while others may be less familiar – but all convey the passion of great scientists writing about their science.
"A compendium of some of the most illuminating thinking of the past 100 years."
– Eureka, The Times
"A feast for many long evenings."
– Katie Owen, The Sunday Telegraph
– Christopher Hirst, The Independent
"Richard Dawkins has done a wonderful job."
– Nicholas Lezard, Saturday Guardian
– The Times
"If you could only ever read one science book, this should probably be it".
– Amanda Gefter, New Scientist (March 2008)
Part I: The Natural World
Part II: Science and Scientists
Part III: Concepts
Part IV: Truth, Beauty, Imagination
There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!
Richard Dawkins is Former Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science, Oxford University; Fellow of New College, Oxford; Fellow of the Royal Society; and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.