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Talking Science

Talking Science

Adam Hart-Davis (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-09303-0 August 2005 290 Pages




Adam Hart Davis has interviewed some of the most influential scientists and thinkers of our time. In this fascinating insight into modern science he presents the stories behind the science, the difficulties behind the discoveries and the future of the findings, as explained by the people themselves.

Adam Hart Davis talks with:

Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Bath, UK)

Sir Michael Berry (Bristol, UK)

Colleen Cavanaugh (Harvard, US)

Richard Dawkins (Oxford, UK) .

Loren Graham (MIT, US)

Richard Gregory (Bristol, UK)

Eric Lander (MIT, US)

Lord May of Oxford (UK)

John Maynard Smith (Sussex, UK)

Rosalind Picard (MIT, US)

Peter Raven (St Louis, US)

Sir Martin Rees (Cambridge, UK)

Eugenie Scott (Oakland, US)

Lewis Wolpert (UCL, UK)


Chapter One: Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Chapter Two: Sir Michael Berry.

Chapter Three: Colleen Cavanaugh.

Chapter Four: Richard Dawkins.

Chapter Five: Loren Graham.

Chapter Six: Richard Gregory.

Chapter Seven: Eric Lander.

Chapter Eight: Lord May of Oxford.

Chapter Nine: John Maynard Smith.

Chapter Ten: Rosalind Picard.

Chapter Eleven: Peter Raven.

Chapter Twelve: Sir Martin Rees.

Chapter Thirteen: Eugenie Scott.

Chapter Fourteen: Lewis Wolpert.



"...a good book for anyone who wants to see how real science is done..." (Focus magazine, No.148, March 2005)

"...As well as being stimulating and awe-inspiring, the transcripts are packed with humour and insight..." (South Coast Magazine, February 2005)

"...this wonderfully accessible book brings to life today's most intriguing scientific discoveries, debates and personalities." (Focus, Number 154, 2005)

"...wonderful a library with a shelf for scientists as personalities, this volume merits a place." (Journal Of College Science Teaching, June 2006)