Science, Not Art by Hugo Glendinning
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Science, Not Art
By Hugo Glendinning

Science, Not Art

Ten Scientists' Diaries

Illustrated by See other recent books by Hugo Glendinning
Edited by Jon Turney See other recent books by Jon Turney
Introduction by Jon Turney See other recent books by Jon Turney
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $27.95
Your Price: $25.16 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.79! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.26 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days, Not for Xmas



Science, Not Art by Hugo Glendinning

Book Description

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.

Buy Science, Not Art book by Hugo Glendinning from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780903319980
ISBN-10: 0903319985
Format: Paperback
(241mm x 169mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Publisher: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Hugo Glendinning

Live by Hugo Glendinning Live, Paperback (September 2004)

Contributors include Peggy Phelan, Tim Etchells, RoseLee Goldberg, Guillermo Gomez Pena, Amelia Jones, Stelarc, Marina Abramovic and Alastair MacLennan.

Art, Not Chance by Hugo Glendinning Art, Not Chance, Paperback (June 2001)

Nine artists were asked to keep diaries over several months in order to discover how new art is made. These accounts reveal personalities that are simultaneously vulnerable and tough, and show how art develops from a synthesis of ideas from many sources, shaped by personal decisions and choices.

» View all books by Hugo Glendinning

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Science, Not Art book by Hugo Glendinning and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Hugo Glendinning

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.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Hugo Glendinning close
Live by Hugo Glendinning
Art, Not Chance by Hugo Glendinning
»
Recent books by Jon Turney close
I, Superorganism by Jon Turney
I, Superorganism by Jon Turney
Technology by Jon Turney
Science, Not Art by Jon Turney
Lovelock and Gaia by Jon Turney
Frankenstein's Footsteps by Jon Turney
»
Recent books by Jon Turney close
I, Superorganism by Jon Turney
I, Superorganism by Jon Turney
Technology by Jon Turney
Science, Not Art by Jon Turney
Lovelock and Gaia by Jon Turney
Frankenstein's Footsteps by Jon Turney
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close