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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Jokes are built into almost every paragraph and their structure, usually a series of serious scenarios followed by a comical one, is tiresome.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. 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.

Still, The Canon makes a valiant attempt. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The premise of The Canon, illustrated by the author’s sister cancelling her children’s science museum membership as they reach adolescence, is that there is an imbalance to be redressed.

I was excited to read it since I definitely don’t have a healthy grasp on science. As the concepts dealt with became more complex, her penchant for the poetic was really ep. The biggest reason for this seemed to be to avoid scaring any unwary readers with “math” or “hard” science.

She has a sneaky sense of humor that keeps me chuckling while I learn. There are further successes elsewhere.


Excellent book for anyone who was interested in science as a child and had it slowly leached out of them by the public school system.

From over here, that is pretty startling.

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I do think that this will in the danon term give the book a “dated” feel and someday make it unreadable by younger audiences. Read more Read less. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Angier lives with her husband and daughter outside of Washington, D. Topics Science and nature books The Observer. The attempt to personalize “science and scientists” by cutesipie finishes to many major statements gets a little distracting after awhile.

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. Maybe I am truly a science idiot, but I doubt it. Science maintains its outsider status not by means of a conspiracy against its nerdiness, but because, as its advocate readily enthuses, it is big, unwieldy, impossible to pin down. Look no further – there’s your should.

Also I think that the book would have been enhanced by an occasional illustration. Angier’s chapters are long, dense and absolutely packed with theory. It’s a logical sequence and a narrative the lay reader can easily follow.

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. After reading this chapter it seemed like a veil lifted from my eyes, and I got excited and yelled, “I get it!

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. 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.


Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. 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. 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.

This book provides and starting point for the adult whose interest has been rekindled. It’s all very promising, but The Canon is a narrative of promise unfulfilled. 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.

In the beginning, she does a pretty good job writing simply but without making you feel like an idiot. Why is it that worldly Manhattan sophisticates feel a working knowledge of the arts is a prerequisite for a fulfilled existence, but that the sciences are irrelevant, something for nerdy adults with no social skills to obsess about? The Origin of the Universe.

One person found this helpful. The layman wants a demonstration. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. On the phenomena of physics, she asks: Please try again later. From the chapter on evolutionary biology: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: All My Sons Penguin Classics. Science cannot be accessed in this way. Not only is this annoying, it is self-defeating. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.