Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science de Natalie Angier Compra hasta el 20 y recíbelo para Navidad con Envío 1 día, GRATIS con Prime .. “Natalie Angier provides a masterful, authoritative synthesis of the state of. Natalie Angier is an American nonfiction writer and a science journalist for The New York Times Video: Natalie Angier – The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science (May 16, Panel discussion with Neil Turok, Michael D. Griffin, Nadia El-Awady and Stewart Brand, at the Quantum to Cosmos festival. Natalie Angier (16 de febrero de Bronx, Nueva York) es una escritora y periodista de temas científicos ganadora de Premio Pulitzer; activista pública por el Vídeo: Natalie Angier – The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of.

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I don’t want to be driven off by cute. The layman wants a demonstration. The Canon is an excellent introduction or refresher to the beautiful basics of science, and I hope it is widely read. See all reviews. Natalie Angier’s The Canon was It’s alluring, exciting even, to be shown ‘the fairy tales of sciences that happen to wl true’.

She has a sneaky sense of humor that keeps me chuckling while I learn. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Even science-phobes will find her passion infectious as she strives “to make the invisible angiet, the distant neighborly, the ineffable affable.

She would be talking about 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.


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The biggest reason for this seemed to be to avoid scaring any unwary readers with “math” or “hard” science. Not only is this annoying, it is self-defeating. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

As the concepts dealt with became more complex, her penchant for the poetic was really irritating. This is, simply put, a great book.

Don’t have a Kindle? However, probably not a book for someone who has seen their way through less flowery, more information dense tomes. Sometimes the best explainers of a topic are outsiders or laymen, rather than practitioners in the field.

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I enjoyed the nataoie in this book though I really didn’t learn anything new and in general I liked that the author worked to make the science approachable. For instance, the explanation of the galaxies flying away from each other is much easier understood if you actually see a picture of a balloon with dots on it to represent the galaxies. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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The chapter on geology begins at the Earth’s iron core and progresses, layer by layer, to the furthest reaches of the atmosphere. Angier lives sl her husband and daughter outside of Washington, D. Page 1 of angie Start over Page 1 of 1. It takes the doctrinaire sloth of the second law of thermodynamics, the tendency of every system to get frowzier over time, and hammers it into a magic, all-purpose, purpose-making machine that turns around and breaks entropy at the knees.


Look no further – there’s your should. I was excited to read it since I definitely don’t have a healthy grasp on science. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

Mariner Books; Reprint edition April 3, Language: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Get to Know Us. It’s a logical sequence and a narrative the lay reader can easily follow. Read reviews that mention natalie angier evolutionary biology high school basics of science beautiful basics writing style scientific naatlie molecular biology whirligig tour subject matter geology and astronomy bill bryson physics chemistry thinking scientifically tour of the beautiful new york york times biology geology short history every sentence.

This is then set out in chapters covering physics, chemistry, evolutionary and molecular biology, geology and astronomy, with a couple of ice-breaking chapters discussing probability, measurement and scientific thinking.

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