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The Resource The canon : a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science, Natalie Angier

The canon : a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science, Natalie Angier

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The canon : a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science
Title
The canon
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a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science
Statement of responsibility
Natalie Angier
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Natalie Angier takes us on a whirligig tour of the scientific canon. She draws on conversations with hundreds of the world's top scientists and her own work as a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times to create an entertaining guide to scientific literacy. The Canon is vital reading for anyone who wants to understand the great issues of our time - from stem cells and bird flu to evolution and global warming."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Award-winning science journalist Angier takes us on a "guided twirligig through the scientific canon." She draws on conversations with hundreds of the world's top scientists, and her own work as a reporter for the New York Times, to create an entertaining guide to scientific literacy--a joyride through the major scientific disciplines: physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy. It's for anyone who wants to understand the great issues of our time--from stem cells and bird flu to evolution and global warming. It's also one of those rare books that reignites our childhood delight in figuring out how things work: we learn what's actually happening when our ice cream melts or our coffee gets cold, what our liver cells do when we eat a caramel, how the horse shows evolution at work, and that we really are all made of stardust.--From publisher description
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2008.
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189886
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DLC
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Angier, Natalie
Dewey number
500
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Science
Target audience
adult
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a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science
Label
The canon : a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science, Natalie Angier
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Physics : and nothing's plenty for me
  • 5
  • Chemistry : fire, ice, spies, and life
  • 6
  • Evolutionary biology : the theory of every body
  • 7
  • Molecular biology : cells and whistles
  • 8
  • Geology : imagining world pieces
  • 9
  • Introduction : Sisyphus sings with a ying
  • Astronomy : heavenly creatures
  • 1
  • Thinking sceintifically : an out-of-body experience
  • 2
  • Probabilities : for whom the bell curves
  • 3
  • Calibration : playing with scales
  • 4
  • Introduction -- Thinking scientifically -- Probabilities -- Playing with scales -- Physics -- Chemistry -- Evolutionary biology -- Molecular biology -- Geology -- Astronomy
Control code
000040669925
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9781921372452
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The canon : a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science, Natalie Angier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Physics : and nothing's plenty for me
  • 5
  • Chemistry : fire, ice, spies, and life
  • 6
  • Evolutionary biology : the theory of every body
  • 7
  • Molecular biology : cells and whistles
  • 8
  • Geology : imagining world pieces
  • 9
  • Introduction : Sisyphus sings with a ying
  • Astronomy : heavenly creatures
  • 1
  • Thinking sceintifically : an out-of-body experience
  • 2
  • Probabilities : for whom the bell curves
  • 3
  • Calibration : playing with scales
  • 4
  • Introduction -- Thinking scientifically -- Probabilities -- Playing with scales -- Physics -- Chemistry -- Evolutionary biology -- Molecular biology -- Geology -- Astronomy
Control code
000040669925
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9781921372452
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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