Books  General Natural History  History of Science 

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

Popular Science

Edited By: Richard Dawkins

418 pages, no illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Sep 2009 | #180043 | ISBN-13: 9780199216819
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £10.99 $14/€13 approx
Hardback | Mar 2008 | #170827 | ISBN-13: 9780199216802
Availability: Usually dispatched within 6 days Details
NHBS Price: £19.99 $25/€24 approx

About this book

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.

&i;"If you could only ever read one science book, this should probably be it".&o;
- Amanda Gefter, New Scientist (March 2008).


Contents

Contents

Part I: The Natural World
Part II: Science and Scientists
Part III: Concepts
Part IV: Truth, Beauty, Imagination


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Biography

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.

Bestsellers in this subject

Alfred Russel Wallace

NHBS Price: £12.99 $16/€15 approx

Ten Thousand Birds

NHBS Price: £34.95 $44/€42 approx

Charles Darwin's Life with Birds

NHBS Special Offer Price: £34.99 £45.99 (Save £11.00) $44/€42 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

The Invention of Nature

NHBS Special Offer Price: £7.50 £9.99 (Save £2.49) $9/€9 approx (ends 31/12/2016)

Animal Vegetable Mineral

NHBS Price: £12.99 $16/€15 approx