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

Author: Natalie Angier
Publisher: Carlton North, Vic. : Scribe Publications, 2007.
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With the singular intelligence and exuberance that made Woman an international sensation, Natalie Angier takes us on a guided twirligig through the scientific canon. She draws on conversations with hundreds of the worlds top scientists, and her own work as a Pulitzer Prizewinning reporter for the New York Times, to create a thoroughly entertaining guide to scientific literacy.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natalie Angier
ISBN: 9781921215834 1921215836
OCLC Number: 183904296
Description: 292 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Sisyphus sings with a ying --
1. Thinking scientifically: an out-of-body experience --
2. Probabilities: for whom the bell curves --
3. Calibration: playing with scales --
4. Physics: and nothing's plenty for me --
5. Chemistry: fire, ice, spies and life --
6. Evolutionary biology: the theory of every body --
7. Molecular biology: cells and whistles --
8. Geology: imagining world pieces --
9. Astronomy: heavenly creatures.
Responsibility: Natalie Angier.

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With the singular intelligence and exuberance that made Woman an international sensation, Natalie Angier takes us on a guided twirligig through the scientific canon. She draws on conversations with hundreds of the worlds top scientists, and her own work as a Pulitzer Prizewinning reporter for the New York Times, to create a thoroughly entertaining guide to scientific literacy.

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Introduction. Sisyphus sings with a ying -- 1. Thinking scientifically: an out-of-body experience -- 2. Probabilities: for whom the bell curves -- 3. Calibration: playing with scales -- 4. Physics: and nothing's plenty for me -- 5. Chemistry: fire, ice, spies and life -- 6. Evolutionary biology: the theory of every body -- 7. Molecular biology: cells and whistles -- 8. Geology: imagining world pieces -- 9. Astronomy: heavenly creatures.

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