From Creation to Chaos: Classic Writings in Science

  • Publish Date: 1989-05-13
  • Binding: Hardcover
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Science is a discipline alive with the thrill of discovery.The ideas of Newton, Darwin and Einstein have changed the way we percieve the world for all time, yet despite scientists being among the intellectual giants of history, they have not been renowned for their writing. Until now.`From Creation to Chaos' brings together the most stimulating writing by scientists, on science. Francis Bacon and Charles Darwin, Primo Levi and Richard Dawkins, all the writers here are justifiably famous. Some of their pieces are undoubted classics. Other extracts have been rescued from the library and the lab on the basis of their scientific and literary excellence and are collected here for the first time.Taken from diaries, papers, letters and lecture notes to reach a new audience, these elegant essays, philosophical musings and snippets of wit embrace the entire lexicon of science from astronomy ot zoology.They have one common strand; they celebrate the inspiration creativity and excitement of one of mankind's great adventures.