Canon A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
List price: $15.95
Buy it from $1.99
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: With the intelligence and exuberance that rocketed Woman to international acclaim, best-selling science writer Natalie Angier distills the scientific canon to the absolute essentials in a work that is both entertaining and inspiring. Angier interviewed hosts of scientists, posing the simple question "What do you wish everyone knew about science?" The Canon provides their answers, covering the fundamentals of the hard sciences: scientific process, probability, calibration, physics, chemistry, evolutionary biology, cellular and molecular biology, geology, and astronomy. Angier proves a rabble-rousing, wisecracking, deeply committed tour guide to the basic concepts of each discipline, describing how they are relevant to us every day and striving "to make the invisible visible, the distant neighborly, the ineffable affable." Even the most science-phobic reader will find Angiers passion infectious as she delivers a one-stop education to rival Bill Brysons A Short History of Nearly Everything.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/3/2008
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Michael Pollan is a contributing writer for "The New York Times Magazine" as well as a contributing editor at "Harper's" magazine. He is the author of two prize-winning books: "Second Nature: A Gardener's Education" and "A Place of My Own: The Education of an Amateur Builder." Pollan lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.Natale Angier is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer for the New York Times and a frequent contributor to many magazines. Her honors include the Lewis Thomas Award and the AAAS Science Journalism Award. Her books include Natural Obsessions: Striving to Unlock the Deepest Secrets of the Cancer Cell and The Beauty of the Beastly: New Views on the Nature of Life. She lives near Washington D.C.
|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: Imagining World Pieces|
|Astronomy: Heavenly Creatures|