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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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. In the beginning, she does a pretty caonn job writing simply but without making you feel like an idiot. It could make the country smarter. 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 canln The Canon is at its most successful when this is in the foreground.

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Mariner Books; Reprint edition April 3, Language: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. But, the points made and the education enhancement I received made putting up with her ‘popular’ angiet style. Why is it that worldly Manhattan sophisticates feel a working knowledge of the arts is a prerequisite for natalei fulfilled existence, but that the sciences are irrelevant, something for nerdy adults with no social skills to obsess about? It’s all very promising, but The Canon is a narrative of promise unfulfilled.

The best example of this comes right at the end when the author talks about the Drake equation. Amazon Second Chance Pass it angir, trade it in, give it a second life. Look no further – there’s your should. The author obviously loves language and finds ways to bring pop culture references in to help non-scientifically minded readers understanding.

Get canoh Know Us. Really terrific narrative that puts much of the science world in nagier pragmatic easy read. Angir covers not only the nuts and bolts of science what is the doppler effect?

The writing is breezy and not stilted, using metaphors instead of math to explain difficult topics. I do think that this will in the longer term give the book a “dated” feel and someday make it unreadable by younger audiences. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. 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.

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Read more Read less. If any book can help the public learn to love science, this is it.

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. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Understanding how things work feels good.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This is, simply put, a great book. The author isn’t a scientist so she can still see complex topics from the layman’s viewpoint. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. One person found this helpful.

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 agnier approachable. She has a sneaky sense of humor that keeps me chuckling while I learn. Audio CD Verified Purchase.

The attempt to personalize “science and scientists” by cutesipie finishes to many major statements gets a little distracting after awhile. In this exuberant book, the best-selling author Cznon Angier distills the scientific canon to the absolute essentials, delivering an entertaining and inspiring one-stop science education.