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

Author: Natalie Angier
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Mariner books editionView all editions and formats
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Draws on interviews with the world's top scientists to offer a guide to scientific literacy, exploring the fundamental principles of the major scientific disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Barnard Alum Collection
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Angier
ISBN: 9780547053462 0547053460
OCLC Number: 179794764
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
"A Mariner book."
Description: 293 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : Sisyphus sings with a ying --
Thinking scientifically : an out-of-body experience --
Probabilities : for whom the bell curves --
Calibration : playing with scales --
Physics : and nothing's plenty for me --
Chemistry : fire, ice, spies, and life --
Evolutionary biology : the theory of every body --
Molecular biology : cells and whistles --
Geology : imaging world pieces --
Astronomy : heavenly creatures.
Responsibility: Natalie Angier.

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Draws on interviews with the world's top scientists to offer a guide to scientific literacy, exploring the fundamental principles of the major scientific disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy.

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