Book:Martin Gardner/The Sacred Beetle and Other Great Essays in Science

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Martin Gardner: The Sacred Beetle and Other Great Essays in Science

Published $1984$, Oxford University Press

ISBN 0-19-286047-X.


Revised edition of Great Essays in Science from 1957

Contents

Preface
Prologue: FRANCIS BACON
The Sphinx (1609)
CHARLES DARWIN
Recapitulation and Conclusion (1859)
JOHN DEWEY
The Influence of Darwinism on Philosophy (1909)
STEPHEN JAY GOULD
Nonmoral Nature (1982)
WILLIAM JAMES
The Problem of Being (1911)
HAVELOCK ELLIS
What Makes a Woman Beautiful? (1905)
JEAN HENRI FABRE
The Sacred Beetle (1918)
GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON
The Logic of Elfland (1908)
CARL SAGAN
Can We Know the Universe? Reflections on a Grain of Salt (1979)
JOSEPH WOOD KRUTCH
The Colloid and the Crystal (1950)
JOSÉ ORTEGA Y GASSET
The Barbarism of "Specialization" (1932)
THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY
Science and Culture (1893)
JOHN BURROUGHS
Science and Literature (1889)
ISAAC ASIMOV
Science and Beauty (1983)
ERNEST NAGEL
Automation (1955)
JONATHAN NORTON LEONARD
Other-Worldly Life (1953)
J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER
Physics in the Contemporary World (1955)
ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD
Religion and Science (1925)
JOHN DOS PASSOS
Proteus (1930)
JULIAN HUXLEY
An Essay on Bird-Mind (1923)
ARTHUR STANLEY EDDINGTON
The Decline of Determinism (1934)
ALDOUS HUXLEY
Science in the Brave New World (1932)
RACHEL CARSON
The Sunless Sea (1951)
MAURICE MAETERLINCK
The Nuptial Flight (1901)
H. G. WELLS
The New Source of Energy (1914)
Science and Ultimate Truth (1931)
LAURA FERMI
Success (1954)
SAMUEL GOUDSMIT
The Gestapo in Science (1947)
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Pan's Pipes (1876)
SIGMUND FREUD
Dreams of the Death of Beloved Persons (1900)
BERTRAND RUSSELL
The Science to Save Us from Science (1950)
The Greatness of Albert Einstein (1955)
ALBERT EINSTEIN
$E = mc^2$ (1946)
LEWIS THOMAS
Seven Wonders (1983)
Index