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The Canon : A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science

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In this exuberant book, the best-selling author Natalie Angier distills the scientific canon to the absolute essentials, delivering an entertaining and inspiring one-stop science education. Angier interviewed a host of scientists, posing the simple question What do you wish everyone knew about your field?” The Canon provides their answers, taking readers on a joyride through the fascinating fundamentals of the incredible world around us and revealing how they are relevant to us every day. Angier proves a rabble-rousing, wisecracking, deeply committed tour guide in her irresistible exploration of the scientific process and the basic concepts of physics, chemistry, evolutionary biology, cellular and molecular biology, geology, and astronomy. Even science-phobes will find her passion infectious as she strives "to make the invisible visible, the distant neighborly, the ineffable affable."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 293 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0547053460
  • 9780547053462
  • 481,683

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"Angier is a nimble stylist with a playful sense of alliteration and consonance." --Ben Dickinsonshow more
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