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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See all reviews. I love her work. Explore the Natlaie Gift Guide. The attempt to personalize “science and scientists” by cutesipie finishes to many major statements gets a little distracting after awhile. Science maintains its outsider status not by means of a conspiracy against its nerdiness, but because, as its advocate readily enthuses, it is big, unwieldy, impossible to pin down.

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I don’t want to be driven off by cute. Really terrific narrative that puts much of the science world in a pragmatic easy read. As the concepts dealt with became more complex, her penchant for the poetic was really irritating. 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.

The Canon is an excellent introduction or refresher to the beautiful basics of science, and I hope it is widely read.

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English Choose a language for shopping. It could make the country smarter. The premise of The Canon, illustrated by the author’s sister cancelling her children’s science museum membership as they reach adolescence, is that there is an imbalance to be redressed. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Even science-phobes will find her passion infectious as she strives “to make the invisible visible, the distant neighborly, the ineffable affable. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Sometimes the best explainers of a topic are outsiders or laymen, rather than practitioners in the field. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.


The author isn’t a scientist so she can still see complex topics from the layman’s viewpoint. Look no further – there’s your should. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. In all, a good way to bring the science fearful into a basic understanding that could be nurtured into interest or even love.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The author obviously loves language and finds ways to bring pop cznon references in to help non-scientifically minded readers understanding. Not only is this annoying, it is self-defeating. One person found this helpful. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I don’t know, atoms maybe Still, The Canon makes a valiant attempt. Sciences are ‘hard the way diamonds and rubies are hard,’ Angier tells us.

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However, probably not a book for someone who has seen their way through less flowery, more information dense tomes. From the chapter on evolutionary biology: Share your thoughts with other customers. In the beginning, she does a pretty good job writing canpn but without making you feel like an idiot.