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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This book provides and starting point for the adult whose interest has been rekindled. English Choose a language for shopping. Sciences are ‘hard the way diamonds and rubies are hard,’ Angier tells us.

Try the Kindle edition and experience nattalie great reading features: 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.


Even science-phobes will find her passion infectious as she strives “to make the invisible visible, the distant neighborly, nata,ie ineffable affable. Angier argues that science is for sophisticates and then spends an entire book dressing it up in silly clothes to make it more palatable.

I don’t want to be driven off by cute. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In all, a good way anyier bring the science fearful into a basic understanding that could be nurtured into interest or even love. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It’s a logical sequence and a narrative the lay reader can easily follow. Science maintains its outsider status not by means of a conspiracy against its nerdiness, but because, as its advocate readily enthuses, it is big, ajgier, impossible to pin down.

After reading this chapter it seemed like a veil lifted aangier my eyes, and I got excited and yelled, “I get it! Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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However, probably not a book for someone who has seen their way through less flowery, more information dense tomes. 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. 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 at its most successful when this is in the foreground.


The best example of this comes right at the end when the author talks about the Drake equation. But, the points made and the education enhancement I received made putting up with her ‘popular’ writing style.

As the book went on, however, I began to get frustrated. It’s alluring, exciting even, to be shown ‘the fairy tales of sciences that happen to be true’.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The layman wants a demonstration. Understanding how things work feels good. Maybe I am truly a science idiot, but I doubt it. Really terrific narrative that puts much of the science world in a pragmatic easy read. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. 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. The author isn’t a scientist so she can still see complex topics from the layman’s viewpoint. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Her writing is a bit facile, but it’s still a great read.

She has a sneaky sense of humor that keeps me chuckling while I learn.