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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
Creator
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Angier, Natalie
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/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Sciences
  • Science
  • Adaptation (Biology)
Label
The canon : a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science, Natalie Angier
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Introduction : sisyphus sings with a ying
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • 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
Control code
ocm71006705
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9780618242955
Lccn
2006026871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71006705
  • (OCoLC)71006705
Label
The canon : a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science, Natalie Angier
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Introduction : sisyphus sings with a ying
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • 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
Control code
ocm71006705
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9780618242955
Lccn
2006026871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o71006705
  • (OCoLC)71006705

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