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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
Title remainder
a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science
Statement of responsibility
Natalie Angier
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
189886
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
500
Index
index present
LC call number
Q162
LC item number
.A59 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Geology
  • Astronomy
  • Introduction
  • Thinking scientifically
  • Probabilities
  • Playing with scales
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Molecular biology
Control code
ocm71006705
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780618242955
Lccn
2006026871
System control number
(OCoLC)71006705
Label
The canon : a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science, Natalie Angier
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Geology
  • Astronomy
  • Introduction
  • Thinking scientifically
  • Probabilities
  • Playing with scales
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Molecular biology
Control code
ocm71006705
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780618242955
Lccn
2006026871
System control number
(OCoLC)71006705

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