The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing by Richard Dawkins

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

EditorRichard Dawkins

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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 whoseworks have become modern classics, while others may be less familiar - but all convey the passion of great scientists writing about their science.

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Richard Dawkins is the first holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, and a Fellow of New College, Oxford. His bestselling books include The God Delusion (2006); The Selfish Gene (1976); The Extended Phenotype (1982); The Blind Watchmaker (1986); Unweaving the Rainbow (1998); and...
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Title:The Oxford Book of Modern Science WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.05 inPublished:October 10, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199216819

ISBN - 13:9780199216819

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Part I: What Scientists StudyPart II: Who Scientists ArePart III: What Scientists ThinkPart IV: What Scientists Delight In

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"This isn't Dawkins as the centre of attention but as a benign and generous guide to the best science writing, with commentaries from the master." --Peter Forbes, The Independent 16 May 2008