Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

ISBN-10: 0199216819

ISBN-13: 9780199216819

Edition: 2009

Authors: Richard Dawkins

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Book details

List price: $10.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 9/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Richard Dawkins writes about such topics as DNA and genetic engineering, virtual reality, astronomy, and evolution. Dawkins was educated at Oxford University and taught zoology at the University of California and Oxford University, holding the position of the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science. He is a member of the International Academy of Humanism. Dawkins' books include The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, and Climbing Mount Improbable. His book, entitled The God Delusion, shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children. Dawkins supports his points with historical and contemporary evidence. His title An Appetitie for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013.

Featured Writers and Extracts
Introduction
What Scientists Study
The Mysterious Universe
Just Six Numbers
Creation Revisited
The Ant and The Peacock
The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection
Mankind Evolving
Adaptation and Natural Selection
Life Itself
Genome
'Theoretical Biology in The Third Millennium'
The Language of The Genes
'On Being The Right Size'
The Explanation of Organic Diversity
'The Importance of The Nervous System In The Evolution Of Animal Flight'
Man In The Universe
On Growth and Form
The Meaning of Evolution
Trilobite!
The Mind Machine
Mirrors In Mind
'One Self: A Meditation on The Unity of Consciousness'
The Language Instinct and How The Mind Works
The Rise and Fall of The Third Chimpanzee
The Life of The Robin
Curious Naturalists
Social Evolution
The Open Sea
The Sea Around Us
'How Flowers Changed The World'
The Diversity of Life
Who Scientists Are
The Expanding Universe
The Foreword to C. H. Hardy's A Mathematician's Apology
Disturbing The Universe
'War and The Nations'
'A Passion for Crystals'
'Said Ryle to Hoyle'
'Cancer's A Funny Thing'
The Identity of Man
'Science and Literature', 'Darwin's Illness', 'The Phenomenon Of Man', the postscript to 'Lucky Jim', and 'D'Arcy Thompson and Growth and Form'
Self-Made Man
Origins Reconsidered
Lucy
'Worm For A Century, and All Seasons'
Life Cycles
Uncle Tungsten
'Seven Wonders'
Avoid Boring People
What Mad Pursuit
The Unnatural Nature of Science
Essays of a Biologist
'Religion and Science'
The Dem On-Haunted World
What Scientists Think
The Character of Physical Law
What Is Life?
Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Consciousness Explained
The Growth of Biological Thought
'The Tragedy of The Commons'
Geometry For The Selfish Herd and Narrow Roads Of Geneland
How Nature Works
The Fantastic Combinations of John Conway's New Solitaire Game 'Life'
Mathematics For The Million
The Miraculous Jar
The Mathematical Theory of Communication
Computing Machinery and Intelligence
'What Is The Theory of Relativity?'
Mr Tompkins
The Goldilocks Enigma
The Time And Space of Uncle Albert
The Elegant Universe
A Brief History Of Time
What Scientists Delight In
Truth and Beauty
A Mathematician's Apology
Dreams of A Final Theory
The Life of The Cosmos
The Emperor's New Mind
G�del, Escher, Bach: The Eternal Golden Braid
Geons, Black Holes, And Quantum Foam
The Fabric of Reality
The Periodic Table
Life: An Unauthorized Biography
The Meaning of Evolution
Little Men and Flying Saucers
Pale Blue Dot
Acknowledgements
Index
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