Monday, May 23, 2011

The 50 Best Science Writers of All Time

The 50 Best Science Writers of All Time

10 comments:

George said...

I just reviewed Brian Greene's (Number 5 on this list) THE HIDDEN REALITY on my blog. Greene is great at explaining complicated physics concepts.

Snidely Whiplash said...

Desmond Morris?
Issac Asimov?
These were the two that were the biggest influences on me.(Stephen Gould, Oliver Sacks and Albert Einstein made the cut and would likely round out my top five)

Jerry House said...

Einstein? Asimov? Martin Gardner?

Mike said...

Yeah, I was surprised to find Asimov omitted. I read many of his science books back in the day.

Todd Mason said...

All these folks, maybe not including Morris, for me, AND Patrick Moore, Vivian Gornick, Henry S.F. Cooper, Willy Ley, Gregory Benford, Birute Galdikas, Jacques Cousteau, Francine Patterson...your indulgence of these Online College jokers mystifies me perhaps even more than the protean nature of your devotion to the Hilton kid. Rebecca Skloot not getting "props" yet, I can see. Ignoring Gardner, Asimov, Ley, Moore and Gornick, not so much.

Bill Crider said...

Just fodder for discussion.

Todd Mason said...

Fred Hoyle...Rudy Rucker...Robert Silverberg...Diane Ackerman...Jean Craighead George...Donald Culross Peattie...Joy Adamson...

Todd Mason said...

I'm easily grumped at the moment, clearly, but they seem so...gormless...and certainly not with this list alone.

Todd Mason said...

But, then, I'm usually offended when someone presents themselves as an Authority when they seem pretty clearly to know less about a subject than I do. I am an authority on nothing much.

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