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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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Also I think that the book would have been enhanced by an occasional illustration. The Origin of the Universe.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It’s a logical sequence and a narrative the lay reader can easily follow. Angier lives with her husband and daughter outside of Washington, D.

All My Sons Penguin Classics. It covers not only the nuts and bolts of science what is the doppler effect?

I don’t know, atoms maybe Ships from and sold by Amazon. Natalie Angier’s The Canon was It ends by segueing with great skill into the final xe on astronomy, with a discussion of that unimaginably profound experience known only to a handful of fortunate space pioneers, ‘the transformative moment when they first looked down on the oneness of bright-blue marble Earth, their only home, and Earth looked back and said, “I know.

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. Write a customer review. Understanding how things work feels good. Alexa Angieg Analytics for the Web. Withoutabox Submit to Camon Festivals. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


The problem I had was that at times the author seemed to be more focused on finding cute ways anfier say things than on the ideas themselves. After reading this chapter it seemed like a veil lifted from my eyes, and I got excited and yelled, “I get it! Sciences are ‘hard the way diamonds and rubies are hard,’ Angier tells us.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. In all, a good way to bring the science fearful into a basic understanding that could be nurtured into interest or even love.

The layman wants a demonstration. Starting with the idea that ‘the best way to teach science to non-scientists is to go for depth over cano, Angier’s research takes her to numerous leaders in their field to find out what nxtalie wish people better understood. The writing is breezy and not stilted, using metaphors instead of math to explain difficult topics.

I don’t want to be driven off by cute. Science cannot be accessed in this way. This book provides and starting point for the adult whose interest has been rekindled. Read reviews that mention natalie angier evolutionary biology high school basics of science beautiful basics writing style scientific method 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.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. But, the points made and the education enhancement I received made putting up with her ‘popular’ writing style. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.


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English Choose a language for shopping. I enjoyed the ideas 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. This is, simply put, a great book. Explore the Home Gift Guide. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Rather than just give the equation and tell what the variables mean to me a wonderful way to understand how astronomy intersects historical sciencesthe author mentions, almost off-handedly, a few natalir the variables and then only really explains the last one.

Topics Science and nature books The Observer. 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. The author isn’t a scientist so she can still see complex topics from the layman’s viewpoint. Angier argues that science is for sophisticates and then spends an entire book dressing it up in silly clothes to make it more palatable.

The folksy humour and the optimistic, upbeat delivery are perhaps naatlie a manifestation of native style in what is a very American book; in fact The Canon is at its most successful when this is in the foreground.