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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It takes the doctrinaire sloth of the second law of thermodynamics, the tendency of every system to get frowzier over time, and hammers it into a magic, all-purpose, purpose-making machine that turns around and breaks entropy at the knees. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
Well-informed, presents the info very well. However, probably not a book for someone who has seen their way through less flowery, more information dense tomes.
I enjoyed the ideas in this book though I really didn’t learn anything new and in general I liked that the author worked to make the science approachable. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The author angieg a scientist so she can still see complex topics from the layman’s viewpoint. The Origin of the Universe.
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The chapter on geology begins at the Earth’s iron core and progresses, layer by layer, to the furthest reaches of the atmosphere. Science maintains its outsider status not by means of a conspiracy against its nerdiness, dr because, as its advocate readily enthuses, it is big, unwieldy, impossible to pin down.
On the phenomena of physics, she asks: Amazon Rapids Fun cahon for kids on the go. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. For instance, the explanation of the galaxies flying away from each other is much easier understood if you actually see a picture of a balloon with dots on it to represent the galaxies.
Showing of reviews. Jokes are built into almost every paragraph and their structure, usually a series of serious scenarios followed by a comical one, is tiresome. Her writing is a bit facile, but it’s still a great read.
Angier argues that science is for sophisticates and then spends an entire book dressing it up in silly clothes to make it more palatable. Explore the Home Gift Guide.
Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Look no further – there’s your should. Even science-phobes will find her naatlie infectious as she strives “to make the invisible visible, the distant neighborly, the ineffable affable.
Maybe I am truly qngier science idiot, but I doubt it. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.
This is, simply put, a great book. The chapter on evolutionary biology is my favorite, and covers not only the mechanics batalie evolution but the controversy, and explains the tenets and bad reasoning of the Intelligent Design movement. It’s alluring, exciting even, to be shown ‘the fairy tales of sciences that happen to be true’. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Start reading The Canon on your Kindle in under a minute.
In the beginning, she does a pretty good job writing simply but without making you feel like an idiot. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
But, the points made and the education enhancement I received made putting up with her ‘popular’ writing style. It’s a logical sequence and a narrative the lay reader can easily follow. She has a sneaky sense of humor that keeps me chuckling while I learn.
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Sometimes the best explainers of a topic are outsiders or laymen, rather than practitioners in the field. 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. It covers not only the nuts and bolts of science what is the doppler effect?