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The Faber Book of Science

John Carey

The Faber Book of Science, edited by John Carey, charts the progress of science through its luminaries and heroes, from Leonardo da Vinci to Richard Dawkins, via Charles Darwin, T. H. Huxley, Jean Henri Fabre and many, many others.

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£16.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571179015
Date Published
17.03.2005
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Summary

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.

JohnCarey

John Carey is an Emeritus Professor at Oxford University. His books include studies of Donne, Dickens and Thackeray, The Intellectuals and the Masses, What Good Are the Arts? and a life of William Golding.

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