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

Label
The Oxford book of modern science writing
Title
The Oxford book of modern science writing
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Richard Dawkins
Title variation
Modern science writing
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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."
Cataloging source
NLM
Dewey number
500
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q171
LC item number
.O87 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 G-326
  • Q 111
NLM item number
O98 2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dawkins, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Scientists' writings
  • Aufsatzsammlung
Label
The Oxford book of modern science writing, [edited by] Richard Dawkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [397]-400) and index
Contents
  • from The ant and the peacock
  • from What mad pursuit
  • Francis Crick
  • from The unnatural nature of science
  • Lewis Wolpert
  • from Essays of a biologist
  • Julian Huxley
  • Religion and science
  • Albert Einstein
  • from The demon-haunted world
  • Carl Sagan
  • Helena Cronin
  • Part 3.
  • What scientists think
  • from The character of physical law
  • Richard Feynman
  • from What is life?
  • Erwin Schrodinger
  • from Darwin's dangerous idea and Consciousness explained
  • Daniel Dennett
  • from The growth of biological thought
  • Ernst Mayr
  • from The genetical theory of natural selection
  • from The tragedy of the commons
  • Garrett Hardin
  • from Geometry for the selfish herd and Narrow roads of geneland
  • W. D. Hamilton
  • from How nature works
  • Per Bak
  • The fantastic combinations of John Conway's new solitaire game "life"
  • Martin Gardner
  • from The miraculous jar
  • Ian Stewart
  • R. A. Fisher
  • from Computing machinery and intelligence
  • Alan Turing
  • from What is the theory of relativity?
  • Albert Einstein
  • from Mr. Tompkins
  • George Gamow
  • from The Goldilocks enigma
  • Paul Davies
  • from The time and space of Uncle Albert
  • Russell Stannard
  • from Mankind evolving
  • from The elegant universe
  • Brian Greene
  • from A brief history of time
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Part 4.
  • What scientists delight in
  • from Truth and beauty
  • S. Chandrasekhar
  • from A mathematician's apology
  • G. H. Hardy
  • Theodosius Dobzhansky
  • from Dreams of a final theory
  • Steven Weinberg
  • from Adaptation and natural selection
  • G. C. Williams
  • from Life itself
  • Francis Crick
  • Part 1.
  • from Genome
  • Matt Ridley
  • Theoretical biology in the third millennium
  • Sydney Brenner
  • from The language of the genes
  • Steve Jones
  • from On being the right size
  • J. B. S. Haldane
  • from The explanation of organic diversity
  • Mark Ridley
  • What scientists study
  • The importance of the nervous system in the evolution of animal flight
  • John Maynard Smith
  • from Man in the universe
  • Fred Hoyle
  • from ON growth and form
  • D'Arcy Thompson
  • from The meaning of evolution
  • G. G. Simpson
  • from Trilobite!
  • Richard Fortey
  • from The mysterious universe
  • from The mind machine
  • Colin Blakemore
  • from Mirrors in the mind
  • Richard Gregory
  • One self : a meditation on the unity of consciousness
  • Nicholas Humphrey
  • from The language instinct and How the mind works
  • Steven Pinker
  • from The rise and fall of the third chimpanzee
  • Jared Diamond
  • James Jeans
  • from The life of the robin
  • David Lack
  • from Curious naturalists
  • Niko Tinbergen
  • from Social evolution
  • Robert Trivers
  • from The open sea
  • Alister Hardy
  • from The sea around us
  • Rachel Carson
  • from Just six numbers
  • from How flowers changed the world
  • Loren Eiseley
  • from The diversity of life
  • Edward O. Wilson
  • Part 2.
  • Who scientists are
  • from The expanding universe
  • Arthur Eddington
  • from the foreword to G. H. Hardy's A mathematician's apology
  • C. P. Snow
  • Martin Rees
  • from Disturbing the universe
  • Freeman Dyson
  • from War and the nations
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • A passion for crystals
  • Max Perutz
  • Said Ryle to Hoyle
  • Barbara and George Gamow
  • Cancer's a funny thing
  • J. B. S. Haldane
  • from Creation revisited
  • from The identity of man
  • Jacob Bronowski
  • from 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
  • from Self-made man
  • Jonathan Kingdon
  • from Origins reconsidered
  • Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin
  • from Lucy
  • Donald C. Johanson and Maitland A. Edey
  • Peter Atkins
  • Worm for a century, and all seasons
  • Stephen Jay Gould
  • from Life cycles
  • John Tyler Bonner
  • from Uncle Tungsten
  • Oliver Stacks
  • Seven wonders
  • Lewis Thomas
  • from Avoid boring people
  • James Watson
Control code
ocn180014200
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 419 p.
Isbn
9780199216819
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008295401
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)180014200
Label
The Oxford book of modern science writing, [edited by] Richard Dawkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [397]-400) and index
Contents
  • from The ant and the peacock
  • from What mad pursuit
  • Francis Crick
  • from The unnatural nature of science
  • Lewis Wolpert
  • from Essays of a biologist
  • Julian Huxley
  • Religion and science
  • Albert Einstein
  • from The demon-haunted world
  • Carl Sagan
  • Helena Cronin
  • Part 3.
  • What scientists think
  • from The character of physical law
  • Richard Feynman
  • from What is life?
  • Erwin Schrodinger
  • from Darwin's dangerous idea and Consciousness explained
  • Daniel Dennett
  • from The growth of biological thought
  • Ernst Mayr
  • from The genetical theory of natural selection
  • from The tragedy of the commons
  • Garrett Hardin
  • from Geometry for the selfish herd and Narrow roads of geneland
  • W. D. Hamilton
  • from How nature works
  • Per Bak
  • The fantastic combinations of John Conway's new solitaire game "life"
  • Martin Gardner
  • from The miraculous jar
  • Ian Stewart
  • R. A. Fisher
  • from Computing machinery and intelligence
  • Alan Turing
  • from What is the theory of relativity?
  • Albert Einstein
  • from Mr. Tompkins
  • George Gamow
  • from The Goldilocks enigma
  • Paul Davies
  • from The time and space of Uncle Albert
  • Russell Stannard
  • from Mankind evolving
  • from The elegant universe
  • Brian Greene
  • from A brief history of time
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Part 4.
  • What scientists delight in
  • from Truth and beauty
  • S. Chandrasekhar
  • from A mathematician's apology
  • G. H. Hardy
  • Theodosius Dobzhansky
  • from Dreams of a final theory
  • Steven Weinberg
  • from Adaptation and natural selection
  • G. C. Williams
  • from Life itself
  • Francis Crick
  • Part 1.
  • from Genome
  • Matt Ridley
  • Theoretical biology in the third millennium
  • Sydney Brenner
  • from The language of the genes
  • Steve Jones
  • from On being the right size
  • J. B. S. Haldane
  • from The explanation of organic diversity
  • Mark Ridley
  • What scientists study
  • The importance of the nervous system in the evolution of animal flight
  • John Maynard Smith
  • from Man in the universe
  • Fred Hoyle
  • from ON growth and form
  • D'Arcy Thompson
  • from The meaning of evolution
  • G. G. Simpson
  • from Trilobite!
  • Richard Fortey
  • from The mysterious universe
  • from The mind machine
  • Colin Blakemore
  • from Mirrors in the mind
  • Richard Gregory
  • One self : a meditation on the unity of consciousness
  • Nicholas Humphrey
  • from The language instinct and How the mind works
  • Steven Pinker
  • from The rise and fall of the third chimpanzee
  • Jared Diamond
  • James Jeans
  • from The life of the robin
  • David Lack
  • from Curious naturalists
  • Niko Tinbergen
  • from Social evolution
  • Robert Trivers
  • from The open sea
  • Alister Hardy
  • from The sea around us
  • Rachel Carson
  • from Just six numbers
  • from How flowers changed the world
  • Loren Eiseley
  • from The diversity of life
  • Edward O. Wilson
  • Part 2.
  • Who scientists are
  • from The expanding universe
  • Arthur Eddington
  • from the foreword to G. H. Hardy's A mathematician's apology
  • C. P. Snow
  • Martin Rees
  • from Disturbing the universe
  • Freeman Dyson
  • from War and the nations
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • A passion for crystals
  • Max Perutz
  • Said Ryle to Hoyle
  • Barbara and George Gamow
  • Cancer's a funny thing
  • J. B. S. Haldane
  • from Creation revisited
  • from The identity of man
  • Jacob Bronowski
  • from 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
  • from Self-made man
  • Jonathan Kingdon
  • from Origins reconsidered
  • Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin
  • from Lucy
  • Donald C. Johanson and Maitland A. Edey
  • Peter Atkins
  • Worm for a century, and all seasons
  • Stephen Jay Gould
  • from Life cycles
  • John Tyler Bonner
  • from Uncle Tungsten
  • Oliver Stacks
  • Seven wonders
  • Lewis Thomas
  • from Avoid boring people
  • James Watson
Control code
ocn180014200
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 419 p.
Isbn
9780199216819
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008295401
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)180014200

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