Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571179015
No of pages: 560

The Faber Book of Science


The Faber Book of Science introduces hunting spiders and black holes, gorillas and stardust, protons, photons and neutrinos. In his acclaimed anthology, John Carey plots the development of modern science from Leonardo da Vinci to Chaos Theory.

The emphasis is on the scientists themselves and their own accounts of their breakthroughs and achievements. The classic science-writers are included - Darwin, T. H. Huxley and Jean Henri Fabre tracking insects through the Provencal countryside. So too are today's experts - Steve Jones on the Human Genome Project, Richard Dawkins on DNA and many other representatives of the contemporary genre of popular science-writing which, John Carey argues, challenges modern poetry and fiction in its imaginative power.


Categorised as: Non-fiction
Sub-categories: Popular Science
Genres & Themes: Evolution; Technology; Space; Scientists; Sci fi

The Canon
Natalie Angier

How was the earth formed? How big is an atom? What is a quantum leap? Most of us, however well educated, still find it impossible ...

The Trouble with Science
Robin Dunbar

The 'trouble' with science began in 1632, when Galileo demolished the belief that the earth is the centre of the universe. Yet despite the bewildering ...

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