Scientists as Writers

Overview

This sampler of scienfific writing introduces the reader to "how science works and what it can and cannot do." These writings by scientists offer an antidote to the commonly held notion that the scientific process precludes the subjective element. The lucidity of the selection demonstrates that many basic scientific concepts are completely accessible to the general reading public and to students in the humanities as well as those in the sciences.The writings are grouped according to these eleven main themes: The ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $115.19   
  • New (1) from $115.19   
  • Used (1) from $145.92   
Scientists as Writers

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$120.00
BN.com price

Overview

This sampler of scienfific writing introduces the reader to "how science works and what it can and cannot do." These writings by scientists offer an antidote to the commonly held notion that the scientific process precludes the subjective element. The lucidity of the selection demonstrates that many basic scientific concepts are completely accessible to the general reading public and to students in the humanities as well as those in the sciences.The writings are grouped according to these eleven main themes: The Nature of the Universe; The Nature of Matter; The Nature of Life; The Nature of the Mind; The Nature of Science; Likenesses; Cause and Effect or BlindChance?; Evolution and Man; Our Own Worst Enemies; Science and Art; and Science and Religion. The writers include such scientists and thinkers as Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, CharlesDarwin, Werner Heisenberg, Max Planck, Sigmund Freud, Bertrand Russell, Michael Faraday, J.

Bronowski, and Rachel Carson.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1. The Nature of the Universe Part 2. The Nature of Matter Part 3. The Nature of Life Part 4. The Nature of Mind Part 5. The Nature of Science Part 6. Likenesses Part 7. Cause and Effect or Blind Chance Part 8. Evolution and Man Part 9. Our Own Worst Enemies Part 10. Science and Art Part 11. Science and Religion

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)