The Canon

A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.33 hours)
Product Number: Z10009537
Released: May 01, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781598874969
Narrator/s: Nike Doukas
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Description

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Natalie Angier takes a joyride through the major scientific disciplines-physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy. Her approach is smart, funny, and sure to inspire a new appreciation of science.

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Author(s): Natalie Angier
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2007

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Author(s): Natalie Angier
Genre: Science, History
Product Number EB00030584
Released: Apr 03, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547348568

Professional reviews

"The title tells it all. Starting with the basics of scientific thinking, probability, and statistical measurement, Angier sets us up for a wild joyride through the central scientific discoveries of the last two centuries in physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and astronomy. It is a lively, enjoyable tour meant especially for science phobes but is also a useful refresher course. Narrator Nike Doukas dances with obvious delight over some of Angier's more playful analogies. Her voice sparkles with precision and youthful vitality. She immediately takes charge of the text and seems to understand intuitively the more difficult concepts, as well as the author's offbeat, anything-but-didactic tone. If you're struggling with the transition from James Bond to the ionic bond, this is the book for you. P.E.F. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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