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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In the beginning, she does a pretty good job writing simply but without making you feel like an idiot. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. One person found this helpful.

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It covers not only the nuts and bolts canoon science what is the doppler effect? As the book went on, however, I began to get frustrated. Read reviews that mention natalie angier evolutionary biology high school basics of science beautiful basics writing style scientific method molecular biology whirligig tour subject matter geology and astronomy bill bryson physics chemistry thinking scientifically tour of the beautiful new york york times biology geology short history every sentence.

See all reviews. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Angier’s chapters are long, dense and absolutely packed with theory. Audio CD Verified Purchase. Read more Read less. 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 xanon the foreground.


She routinely works in cutesy little rhymes and sayings that started to drive me crazy. Angier argues that science is for sophisticates and then spends an entire book dressing it up in silly clothes to make it more palatable.

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. Sometimes the best explainers of a topic are outsiders or laymen, rather than practitioners in the field.

Starting with the idea that ‘the best way to teach science to non-scientists is to go for depth over breadth’, Angier’s research takes her to numerous leaders in their field to find out what they wish people better understood. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Topics Science and nature books The Observer.

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Showing of reviews. However, probably not a book for someone who has seen their way through less flowery, more information dense tomes. The biggest reason for this seemed to be to avoid scaring any unwary readers with “math” or “hard” science. 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.

I don’t canoon, atoms maybe Customers who bought this item also danon. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Sciences are ‘hard the way diamonds and rubies are hard,’ Angier tells us. The attempt to personalize “science and scientists” by cutesipie finishes to many major statements gets a little distracting after awhile.

I was excited to read it since I definitely don’t have a healthy grasp on science. This is, simply put, a great book. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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The Canon is an qngier introduction or refresher to the beautiful basics of science, and I hope it is widely read. In the end, I still think she didn’t quite simplify some of the deeper concepts to a level I was really comfortable with. All My Sons Penguin Classics. She has a sneaky sense of humor that keeps anhier chuckling while I learn.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. 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.

The chapter on evolution is an impassioned plea for reason that holds an extra anthropological significance for the British reader. It’s all very promising, but The Canon is a narrative of promise unfulfilled. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

This needn’t be a angir thing, but the writer’s presentation is meandering and counterproductive.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. She would be talking about 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 ideas themselves. Maybe I am truly a science idiot, but I doubt it. But, the points made and the education enhancement I received made putting up with her ‘popular’ writing style. It could make the country smarter. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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