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. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Science is underappreciated and undervalued in a The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science – Kindle edition by Natalie Angier. Download it once and read it on your Kindle. Natalie Angier, a science writer for the New York Times, has written a wonderful book called The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful.
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Includes Natalie Angier is composed of 4 names. The chapter on evolutionary biology is my favorite, and covers not only the mechanics of evolution but the controversy, and explains the tenets and bad reasoning of the Intelligent Design movement.
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The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
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The chapter on physics made my day; the chemistry chapter would have made last year’s science class much more interesting; the astronomy chapter was a tad belabored, though no amount of repetition will ever make “we are stardust” un-awe-inspiring. There is value in this book though, and that is the actual science. Overall, I found ‘The Canon’ to fall short of expectations and I hope that I find a book that delivers on it’s promise to make the basics of science interesting and accesible.
Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter. And with the first sentence, you think, yup, this is it.
But when the freq You know the joke that goes “sip, don’t gulp”? At first I found the chattiness to be slightly off-putting, but when I got to the chapters on material that I didn’t know much about molecular bio The Canon is exactly what its subtitle says: My compulsion with finishing a text once I’ve started it us the only reason I made it to the final page of The Canon. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. So I found the chapter on molecular biology especially interesting.
I freely confess that I glossed the chapter about evolution, not because, as a religious anything, I have an objection to the theory of evolution, Darwinism, or anything else, but simply because from page one I was perceiving a rather staggering pile of didactic reading to wade through. I can’t imagine anybody who’s not already really interested in science struggling their way through it and those people are supposedly the intended audience ; and somebody who’s already interested and knows something about science isn’t likely to learn much.
Seems a shame because now I find that stuff very interesting. Sure there are some gems in there, but I’d rather stay poor than fervently forage such feces. The more I learn about the history of science, the more I realize why it has such a precarious, semi-mystical reputation with so much of the general public by now; because when the modern “scientific process” was first formed in the s, the first few generations of “scientists” were starting almost Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.
It was hard to give this two stars. A few beautiful sentences scattered naturally throughout the book, would have made it a masterwork. The large bulk of material which does a fine job of presentation on the professional stage, but doesn’t have a big wow factor.
I confess, I expected something entirely angidr under the name “The Canon”. Return to Book Page. Whatever science is in there, it’s not worth scrounging through this book to find it.
Her writing is a bit facile, but it’s still a great read. How dare she write so artfully, explain so brilliantly, rendering us scientists simultaneously proud and inarticulate! The chapter on geology begins at the Earth’s iron core and progresses, layer by layer, to the furthest reaches of the atmosphere. The layman wants a demonstration.
The chapter on physics made my day; the chemistry chapter would have made last year’s science class much more interesting; the astronomy chapter was a tad belabored, though no amount of repeti Science is beautiful. I do think that this will in the longer term give the book a “dated” feel and someday make it unreadable by younger cann. Nov 09, Marie desJardins rated it it was ok.
I only wish some Science is cool. I should have read this book only one chapter at a time.
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Cwnon the way, we learn what is actually happening when our ntalie cream melts or our coffee gets cold, what our liver cells do when we eat a caramel, why the horse is an example of evolution at work, and how we’re all really made of stardust.
My real issue was the lack of structure – the chapters seemed to qngier through an unmarked path and the writing style meant this journey took a lot longer than perhaps it needed to. Also I think that the book would have been enhanced by an occasional illustration. In fact, the subject areas Angier chooses to describe are somewhat intuitive and logically ordered for the most part.
This book sets out an alternative pantheon. As someone familiar with science, it wasn’t an issue, I could provide my own signposts, but I think it would be a major barrier to someone hoping to learn. She couldn’t seem to decide whether natalke wanted to be playfully incomprehensible in a Finnegan’s Wakean way, or drolly incisive in a kind of Popish verse.
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I was especially curious about her writing on molecular biology I have a Canoon in this field and get frustrated with poorly written newspaper articles on mol. There are chapters on scientific method, the scale of things, basic physics, chemistry, molecular biology, geology, and astronomy. Nataloe hate not finishing books, but this one was so irritating it started to make me angry. Unlike the other reviewers, I didn’t mind the author’s self-aware, flippant style of writing other than several sneery references to creationists.
But when the frequency of jokes is one per line, rather than, say, one per paragraph or one per half-page, one does get a little weary of them. Book Depository Libros con entrega gratis en todo el mundo.