The Common But Less Frequent Loon And Other Essays

The Common But Less Frequent Loon And Other Essays

by Keith Stewart Thomson, Linda Price Thomson
     
 

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These charming essays by an eminent biologist and columnist [for the American Scientist] celebrate aesthetic, literary, and intellectual aspects of science and convey what is involved in being a scientist today. Keith Thomson describes science as a great intellectual adventure-a search for why things are as they are-most rewarding when it is accompanied by an… See more details below

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These charming essays by an eminent biologist and columnist [for the American Scientist] celebrate aesthetic, literary, and intellectual aspects of science and convey what is involved in being a scientist today. Keith Thomson describes science as a great intellectual adventure-a search for why things are as they are-most rewarding when it is accompanied by an appreciation of the subtleties and aesthetic qualities of the objects studied. His book will enable nonscientists to experience the pleasures of science and scientists to become more articulate and passionate about what they do.

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The well-known biologist who writes a column for American Scientist here presents some of his favorite essays from that periodical arranged in three sections, each introduced by a new essay. He writes engagingly on various facets of three broad subjects: the uses of diversity, on being a scientist, and the future of evolution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780300066548
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/21/1996
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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