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The canon : a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science

Title
The canon : a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science / Natalie Angier.
Author
Angier, Natalie.
Publication
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007.
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Description
293 p.; 24 cm.
Subject
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-279) and index.
Contents
Thinking scientifically -- Probabilities -- Calibration -- Physics -- Chemistry -- Evolutionary biology -- Molecular biology -- Geology -- Astronomy.
Call Number
JSE 07-902
ISBN
  • 0618242953
  • 9780618242955
LCCN
2006026871
OCLC
71006705
Author
Angier, Natalie.
Title
The canon : a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science / Natalie Angier.
Imprint
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-279) and index.
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.
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