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Science, Not Art

Ten Scientists' Diaries

By Hugo Glendinning (Illustrated by), Jon Turney (Edited by), Jon Turney (Introduction by), Sian Ede (Foreword by)

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Format: Paperback, 144 pages
Other Information: 60 b&w photographs
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 August 2003
In this volume a young generation of outstanding scientists, many of them Royal Society Research Fellows and working in fields as diverse as genetics, cosmology, marine biology and palaeopathology, defy the stereotypes, revealing with an unusual honesty the frustrations, comic moments and occasional breakthroughs in the charged and highly competitive world of contemporary science. "Science, not Art: Ten scientists' diaries" is a companion volume to "Art, not Chance: Nine artists' diaries" in which leading artists give readers a unique insight into their working lives. In "Science, not Art" a young generation of outstanding scientists, many of them Royal Society Research Fellows and working in fields as diverse as genetics, cosmology, marine biology and palaeopathology, defy the stereotypes, revealing with an unusual honesty the frustrations, comic moments and occasional breakthroughs in the charged and highly competitive world of contemporary science. What do mathematicians actually do? How are hypotheses dreamed up and then tested in space physiology, climate change or neuroscience? And how does such intense commitment impact on private, domestic and social lives? The book is not intended to stimulate vacuous comparisons between "the creative process" of artists and scientists, but "The Art Newspaper's" description of "Art, not Chance" could equally apply to "Science, not Art": "a generous and radical book, with so much passion, angst and imagination seething between its covers ...compulsory reading for anyone who cares about contemporary culture". The ten scientists are: marine biologist Jon Copley; physical chemist Caroline Dessent; mathematician Marcus du Sautoy; doctor and space physiologist Kevin Fong; geneticist David Gems; cosmologist Janna Levin; biophysicist Tanniemola Liverpool; neurophysiologist Mark Lythgoe; ecologist and meteorologist Yadvinder Malhi; and palaeopathologist Charlotte Roberts.

Table of Contents

Cosmologist Janna Levin;Ecologist and meteorologist Yadvinder Malhi; Neurophysiologist Mark Lythgoe; Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy; Marine biologist Jon Copley; Palaeopathologist Charlotte Roberts; Biophysicist Tanniemola Liverpool; Geneticist David Gems; Physical chemist Caroline Dessent; Doctor and space physiologist Kevin Fong.

About the Author

Editor: Jon Turney is senior lecturer in science communication at UCL. His books include Frankenstein's Footsteps: Science, genetics and popular culture (1998), winner of the BMA Prize for popular medical book of the year. He writes and reviews popular science for the Guardian, Independent, New Scientist and New York Times.

EAN: 9780903319980
ISBN: 0903319985
Publisher: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.9 centimetres (0.42 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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