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

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."About the Author:Natalie Angier is the author of the National Book Award finalist Woman: An Intimate Geography, The Beauty of the Beastly, and Natural Obsessions

$7.49 USD $27.00 USD
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Natalie Angier
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
05/08/2007
Hardcover
New
9780618242955
9780618242955