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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Maybe I am truly a science idiot, but I doubt it. The attempt to personalize “science and scientists” by cutesipie finishes to many major statements gets a little distracting after awhile. Topics Science anvier nature books The Observer.

Atoms, molecules, space, energy, evolution I was excited to read it since I definitely don’t have a healthy grasp on science. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Science cannot be accessed in this way.

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The biggest reason for this seemed to be to avoid scaring any unwary readers with “math” or “hard” science. I don’t know, atoms maybe From over here, that is pretty startling.

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On the phenomena of physics, she asks: See all reviews. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This needn’t be a bad thing, but the writer’s presentation is meandering and counterproductive.

English Choose a language for shopping. Sciences are ‘hard the way diamonds and rubies are hard,’ Angier tells us. I love her work. As the book went on, however, I began to get frustrated.

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Audio CD Verified Purchase. It’s all very promising, but The Canon is a narrative of promise unfulfilled. In all, a good way to bring the science fearful into a basic understanding that could be nurtured into interest or even love.

The folksy humour and the optimistic, upbeat delivery are perhaps just a manifestation of native style in what is a very American book; in fact The Canon is d its most successful when this is in the foreground. Get to Know Us.

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It’s a logical sequence and a narrative the lay reader can easily follow. Not only is this annoying, it is self-defeating. The author obviously loves language and finds ways to bring pop culture references in to help non-scientifically minded readers understanding. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The Origin of the Universe.

The author isn’t a scientist so she can still see complex topics from the layman’s viewpoint.


Still, The Canon makes a valiant attempt. 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. Rather than just give the equation and tell what the variables mean to me a wonderful way to understand how astronomy intersects historical sciencesthe author mentions, almost off-handedly, a few of the variables and then only really explains the last one.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Mariner Books; Reprint edition April 3, Language: She’s one of the natale Science writers around. 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.

This book provides and starting point for the adult whose interest has been rekindled. I do think that this will in the longer term give the book a “dated” feel and someday make it unreadable by younger audiences. The chapter on evolution is an impassioned plea for reason that holds an extra anthropological significance for the British reader.

The problem I had was that at times the author seemed to be more focused on finding cute ways to say things than on the dee themselves. In the end, I still think she didn’t quite simplify some of the deeper concepts to a level I was really comfortable with.