Richard Dawkins’ The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing is a useful, informative, and entertaining guide which features various exciting essays by some of the most famous scientists of modern times.
Summary Of The Book
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing by Richard Dawkins is a compilation of essays by several scientists and authors such as Albert Einstein, Martin Gardner, Stephen Jay and more.
This anthology contains various perspectives about the literary science fiction genre. There is also some critical thought put into the origin of scientific thought to modern day scientific revolution. Dawkins provides intellectual arguments in a fun way by adding essays such as Garrett Hardin's "The Tragedy of the Commons", Loren Eiseley's The Immense Journey and Lewis Thomas's "Seven Wonders of Science”.
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing also contains extracts from famous works of scientists like James Watson, C.P. Snow and Martin Rees. This book is a passionate take on science and its literary forms and hence, appeals to lay readers.
About Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins is British biologist and author who is best known for his extensive writings on science and its literary counterparts.
Dawkins is the author of books such as River Out Of Eden, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, and Unweaving the Rainbow.
He is associated with Oxford University as a Fellow of New College and the first Charles Simonyi Chair holder of the Public Understanding of Science. He is also a fellow at the Royal Society of Literature. He has always spoken vocally about religion and his firm disbelief in it. His books have been translated widely and sold all over the world. He is famous for his theories related to gene evolution and the effects of the genes which affect the body and his environment.
Excellent Anthology of Introductory Science
7 Oct, 2011
The actual page number is 419
DEEPAK RANJAN SAHOO
9 Jan, 2013