THE CANON: A WHIRLIGIG TOUR OF THE BEAUTIFUL BASICS OF SCIENCE

THE CANON: A WHIRLIGIG TOUR OF THE BEAUTIFUL BASICS OF SCIENCE

By: Angier, Natalie

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From the Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author of Woman, a playful, passionate guide to the science all around us With the singular intelligence and exuberance that made Woman an internatio nal sensation, Natalie Angier takes us on a whirligig tour of the scientifi c canon. She draws on conversations with hundreds of the world's top scient ists and on her own work as a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for the New Yor k Times to create a thoroughly entertaining guide to scientific literacy. A ngier's gifts are on full display in The Canon, an ebullient celebration of science that stands to become a classic. The Canon is vital reading for anyone who wants to understand the great iss ues of our time -- from stem cells and bird flu to evolution and global war ming. And it's for every parent who has ever panicked when a child asked ho w the earth was formed or what electricity is. Angier's sparkling prose and memorable metaphors bring the science to life, reigniting our own childhoo d delight in discovering how the world works. "Of course you should know ab out science," writes Angier, "for the same reason Dr. Seuss counsels his re aders to sing with a Ying or play Ring the Gack: These things are fun and f un is good." The Canon is a joyride through the major scientific disciplines: physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy. Along the way, we learn what is actually happening when our ice cream melts or our coffee gets cold, what our liver cells do when we eat a caramel, why the horse is an example of evolution at work, and how we're all really made of stardust. It's Lewis Carroll meets Lewis Thomas -- a book that will enr.

Title: THE CANON: A WHIRLIGIG TOUR OF THE BEAUTIFUL BASICS OF SCIENCE

Author Name: Angier, Natalie

Categories: General Science,

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2008

ISBN Number: 0547053460

ISBN Number 13: 9780547053462

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000042147