A Quark for Mr Mark: 101 Poems about Science by Maurice Riordan and John Turney (eds)

A Quark for Mr Mark: 101 Poems about Science

Maurice Riordan and John Turney (eds)

Wonderfully poetic responses to science, some direct, some more oblique. The variety is almost as impressive as the universe itself, while some of the poems explain theories which in science books are impossible to grasp, whether you're a science boffin or not. This collection leaves you with a great sense of wonder and astonishment.

Extract


Science promises great things in the new
century, and no doubt poets will continue
to engage with new as well as old science

from the Introduction

Parallels
  • Any of the books in the A Life of Science series by Michael White and John Gribbin
  • Translations from the Natural World by Les Murray