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. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Science is underappreciated and undervalued in a The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science – Kindle edition by Natalie Angier. Download it once and read it on your Kindle. Natalie Angier, a science writer for the New York Times, has written a wonderful book called The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful.

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Atoms, molecules, space, energy, evolution Links Official home page. This is, simply put, a great book. In all, a good way to bring the science fearful into a basic understanding that could be nurtured into interest or even love.

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Science is interesting only if you have an interest in it — creating an interest is a worthy goal, and my kudos to her for trying.

Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter. High schools tend to teach biology and chemistry before physics, but that is starting to change with canoon recognition that physics deals with the building blocks of cabon, and should be understood before chemistry, and then biology.

I thought I was well grounded in the basics, but I found much information in here that I did not know, or that I antalie was previously misinformed about. She gives the impression, through her word choices, that she isn’t trying to have a conversation with the reader, so much as impress them with all the SAT words she knows.


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. I really enjoyed this book.

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It was hard to give this two stars. I liked this more than I thought I might, given the reviews. Most of these chemical reactions are exothermic: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Those seeds need time to mature, however, before they are capable of leaving the pod and sprouting new apple trees.

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In all, a good way to bring the science fearful into a basic understanding that could be nurtured into interest or even love. In my opinion, she should have changed her writing style for this project. Firstly, the author started by promising the reader that she was going to take a different approach from the typical introductory science book or cla I was really kind of disappointed with this book.

That would be a terrible loss, because the book shows so much potential anier succeeding.

I had not really learned anything new about cellular biology since high school except for inferred ‘facts’ from reading newspaper and magazine articles about new drugs or new viruses. So along came The Canon, and it seemed to be something that would help. Give the apple and its seeds time, however, and they begin releasing ripening anggier, most notably ethylene. A boring book by a science writer who tries too hard to justify her profession. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Oct 08, Jessica rated it did not like it Shelves: Book Depository Libros con entrega gratis en todo el mundo.

She mentions that she laid out the chapters in the way they should be studied in school.


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We think our lives or our jobs are complex. It’s fun for a little while, but a whole book of it is just exhausting. Jul 13, Lisa rated it liked it. I’d recommend all of these books as they complement each other angie if you’re interested in learning cool stuff and filling in a few gaps in your knowledge, these three books are excellent and a good place to start.

The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science by Natalie Angier

There’s so much we know about the universe, and so much left to go, all nqtalie the realms of hard science – reading this book one day after fighting through a philosophy survey was like climbing to the top of a mountain to stargaze after a week suffocating in a crowd trapped into thinking only in human scale. University of Michigan Barnard College.

I’m just glad I already love science, or I’d never want anything to do with it again.

Angier is thorough a lot more so than I expected going into this and accessible, and while some chapters covered more familiar ground than others, I felt I got something from each of them. This book provides and starting point for the adult whose interest has been rekindled.

There are many books and many pages in the world I want to read, and it is generally advisable for authors never to give readers an excuse to put down their book and pick up someone else’s, because we may never pick their book up again.