The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing by Richard Dawkins

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing

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."Edited by best-selling author and renowned scientist Richard Dawkins, this sterling collection brings together exhilarating pieces by a who's who of ...


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TitleThe Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing
ISBN9780199216802
Author
Release DateJun 15th, 2008
PublisherOxford University Press, USA
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience, Nonfiction, Biology, Writing, Essays, Physics
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  • Fathy Sroor
    2014-03-22
    ربما التعليق الأنسب على الكتاب هو مقولة دوكنز في كتابه(The magic of reality):"There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality"القراءة لثانية للكتاب (بفارق زمني 3 أعوام) ولم تزيد قراءته إلا متعة..فيديو Pale blue Dot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO5Fw...
  • David
    2008-11-16
    I saw this in a Zurich bookstore about two weeks ago. It took me about 10 seconds to conclude that "this is my kind of book". I was not disappointed -- Richard Dawkins has hit a real home run here.This volume is chock-full of some of the most interesting, well-written and thought-provoking essays and articles you find find anywhere, written by some of the best minds of the 20th and early 21st century. There are articles by biologists, physicists,...
  • ريهام يوسف
    2015-09-08
    طب هو لازم لازم نفرق بين الكتاب الاصلي والكتاب ده المترجم او النسخة المترجمة !الكتاب الاصلي متقسم ل 4 اجزاء ، واكتر من 83 فصل و 440 صفحةالكتاب ده 21 فصل بس و 190 صفحةالكتاب ده بقى ...المترجم كتب ف المقدمة ان هو اختار كذا فصل من الكتاب الاصلي ليهم اكثر تأثير ...
  • Adam Hamdist
    2014-02-07
    رحلة شيقة في بحر العلم .. أخذنا الكاتب ريتشارد دوكنز إليها .. فقد قام الكاتب بعرض لبعض من مقتطفات لمقالات ومؤلفات كبار العلماء .. هم الأكثر شهرة في المجتمع العلمي والأكثر عطاءاً للعِلم .. مصحوبة بنبذة بسيطة عن كل عالِم منهم.الكتاب يعد من أمتع وأجمل الك...
  • Mohamed Reda
    2015-06-25
    لن اجد كلام افضل مما قاله كارل ساجان فى كتابه نقطة زرقاء باهتة انظر إلى تلك النقطة. إنها هناك. إنها الوطن. إنها نحن. عليها يوجد كل من أحببت، كل من عرفت، كل من سمعت عنه. كل إنسان عاش وقضى. إنها ملتقى أحزانك ومعاناتك، آلاف الديانات المطمئنة، والأيدولوجي...
  • Kevin
    2011-03-29
    How do you pick the best science writing of the twentieth century? Really it all comes down to a matter of opinion, which almost always results in the complaint and special pleading for authors and works left on the cutting room floor (I mean no geology! Come on can’t we get just a little respect). Richard Dawkins never the less makes the noble and very worthwhile attempt to collect some of the very best that science has to offer from the scien...
  • Palmyrah
    2010-07-19
    Richard Dawkins has a serious claim to be the world's greatest living science writer. This is a title for which there are presently more claimants today than at any other era in history; popular science writing, once a minor genre targeted mainly at nerdy schoolboys, has burgeoned into a successful and prolific contemporary publishing industry. Here, Dawkins picks the cherries from the current crop, but he also casts his net back a good deal furt...
  • Mikhail
    2014-08-02
    "ليس التفكير العلمى هو تفكير العلماء بالضرورة""العلم هو أكثر من مُجرد كمِّ من المعلومات. إنه أسلوب فى التفكير .... إننى أقول: أنه فى كل مرَّة نُمارس فيها نقد الذات. وفى كل مرَّة نختبر فيها أفكارنا مع العالم الخارجى فإننا نمارس العلم"كتاب أكثر من رائع أ...
  • Koen Crolla
    2010-03-17
    Dawkins's anthology of 20th-century science writing.You get the impression some people were included just because Dawkins had some public disagreement with them, and now wants to show that there are no hard feelings, rather than because they had something interesting to say. If that's the case, I guess we should be happy he didn't include anything by Mary Midgley; but then, unlike Gould and Hoyle, she's (unfortunately) still alive.I suppose the b...
  • Mirek Kukla
    2011-01-18
    A solid collection of science writing, though not without its flaws. I have two primary complaints: the collection is organized rather arbitrarily, and it's heavily weighted towards biology. A better title might have been 'The Oxford book of Richard Dawkins' favorite science writing'.That said, none of the selections are excessively long, and most make for a good read. Dawkins' keeps his comments to a minimum - a paragraph or two with each select...
  • Lio
    2012-01-27
    مقدمة لعالم الكتابة " اﻷدبية العلمية" التي تبسط أعقد العلوم للقاريء غير المتخصص وتمتعهة مثل قصيدة أو رواية ، وترجم الروائي والمترجم والرسّام والمصور الفوتوغرافي المصري طارق كامل كتابين للأديب/العالم الفلكي الفرتسي ميشيل كاسيه وعنونهما بـ "فكرة ا...
  • Steve Stuart
    2012-01-07
    If you want to be inspired, either by the majesty and beauty of science, or by the passion and skill of those who write about it, pick up this book and read a few sections. It contains scores of snippets, each just a handful of pages, on dozens of different subjects, by a range of different authors, and most of them are inspirational.When I bought the book, I didn't realize that the readings were all from popular science writing, for non-speciali...
  • Roger Bailey
    2011-04-27
    This is an anthology of essays edited by Richard Dawkins, one of the foremost promoters of the philosophical materialist view of the world currently writing. His choices and his short introductions to these essays continue his work. Despite the title which indicates a more general science approach this book does lean more toward the biological sciences and evolutionary biology in particular. Since biology is my area of formal training and since I...
  • Mike Suter
    2014-12-21
    The charm of anthologies like this is that they expose you to writers you might not otherwise encounter. Selected by Richard Dawkins, this book is weighted heavily toward Darwinian scientists. Inevitably, the selections are uneven... Steve Jones on genetics is fascinating; a section on the mathematical classification of spirals was less captivating. The section by Douglas Hofstadter ("Godel, Escher and Bach") was especially intriguing. This is an...
  • Ioannis Savvas
    2013-02-13
    Θυμάμαι τα σχολικά ανθολόγια του δημοτικού. Χοντρά βιβλία, άχαρα, που δεν τα ανοίγαμε ποτέ. Ούτε και οι δάσκαλοί μας τα χρησιμοποιούσαν ποτέ. Ήταν για τη βιβλιοθήκη (κάπου θα βρίσκονται και τα δικά μου, σε κάποια παλιά βιβλιοθήκη). Αυτά τα ανθολόγια...
  • Esraa Muhammed
    2012-08-14
    رتشارد دوكنز كالعاده رائع ف كتاباته العلميه..على الرغم ان كتاب وهم الاله مكنتش حاسه موضوعى..ولكن الكتاب ده شيق لاقصى درجه..بعد قرائتك للكتاب هتحس انك عايز تقرا حوالى 20 كتاب او اكتر..وهى الكتب التى تم استخلص المقالات منها من اكتر المقالات اللى عجبتنى ...
  • Jrobertus
    2009-11-24
    This is a compilation of essays by, and about science and scientists. I read it for a book group and it did provide the basis for a wide range of interesting discussions. It is not really a science book, but does related to the way scientists think, and what moves them. It has a spiritual sense about the grandeur of nature and the mind of man.
  • Ramy
    2014-01-25
    كتاب يكاد يكون بيلخص كل كتاب علمى مبسط قريته....الملاحظ ان العلماء القديرين فى مجالاتهم بيكتبوا بلغة ادبية شديدة الابداع و التعبير و الفصاحة و الصور البلاغية و كأنهم ادباء لا علماء..من الكتب القليلة ف حياتى اللى بديها الدرجة الكاملة ....
  • Abdelrahman Mohamadeen
    2012-02-17
    من النادر أن تقع يدك على مثل هذا الكتابكتاب رائع ينتقي أفضل ما كتبه أكبر علماء القرن العشرين في مختلف المجالاتو يضعها كلها أمامك لتشكل فكرة عامة عن كل فرعكثير منها فتح أبواب تفكير جديدة في مخي!اختيار رائع لمكتبة الأسرة:)
  • Aya Ibraheem
    2015-03-14
    ما أجمل هذا الكتاب .. حقًا إستمتعت به مجموعة من المقالات العلمية لعدد من العلماء الرائدينوليس فقط كتابًا علميًا .. بل هو كتاب علميّ متأدب .. امتزجت الكتابات العلمية بأسلوب أدبي جميل مما سوف يشوقك لكل مقالٍ بعد ذلك أحببته كثيرًا
  • Rami Jameel
    2019-01-24
    - دوكنز ما كتبش فصول دا الكتاب ، انما هو تجميع لمنتقى فصول لكتب علماء اخرين ، او مقالاتهم او محاضراتهم. ماكانش الإنتقاء على اساس (علمي) ، انما انتقاء للكتابة الشاعرية والأدبية في العلم من علماء مميزين برعوا في الكتابة العلمية لغير المتخصصين. هدف دوك...
  • Pam
    2017-07-02
    This book was perfect for my level of scientific understanding as a 'layperson' with knowledge of the scientific method. Books written by non-scientists about science or scientific discoveries are fascinating to me....possibly because of the irony of dissecting and studying those who do that for a living. But books written by scientists with the linguistic skills to communicate without jargon are a real treat. “This is a collection of good writ...
  • Martin Ridgway
    2018-03-19
    Four stars not five because a few (out of a hundred) didn't seem up to the quality of the majority. But that's a small quibble for a book like this. The categorisation is interesting, in that it's not be science category but almost by motivation. I think that helps because it keeps you guessing about what's coming next. So it keeps you going through the few lesser entries because there's always something more around the corner.
  • Julie Plummer
    2018-06-19
    This was excellent- borrowed it from a friend, then decided to get my own copy. So much beautiful writing and so illuminating. Quibbles: Too biology-heavy - even Ernst Mayr’s excerpt is about biology. And Einstein ‘s bit is about atheism. It’s interesting, but I was hoping it might be about, well, physics. On the whole, though, a superb introduction for this non-Science graduate.
  • Vikas Jaggi
    2017-05-17
    If a person were to read only one science book in his/her life, this should be it! A huge amount of effort put in by the esteemed author to bring to the genral reader the best from the world of science writings. This book should be made compulsory in the schools, it's simply that good.
  • Rituparna B
    2017-06-22
    A must read for science enthusiasts. I have found some of the articles a little difficult to understand, but overall a fantastic compendium of scientific writings.
  • Rayfes Mondal
    2018-11-28
    A great collection of excepts from other books. I didn't read all of them but there were several that led me to add the entire original book to my reading list.
  • James Cummings
    2018-02-22
    3.5 stars
  • Alex Telander
    2008-08-17
    THE OXFORD BOOK OF MODERN SCIENCE WRITING EDITED BY RICHARD DAWKINS: Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene, The Ancestor’s Tale, and The God Delusion, needs no introduction having established himself as a reputable voice when discussing science in its many forms. His latest effort is The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, in a hefty tome, where Dawkins attempts to present a concise view of science to the world in many short passages f...