The Canon: The Beautiful Basics of Science (Paperback)
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The Canon: The Beautiful Basics of Science (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 25/12/2008
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Unless we are brilliant at science in our teenage years, many of us put off 'childish things' - science museums, palaeontology - in favour of museums, art galleries and concert halls. A cultured person, Natalie Angier argues, should know about the classic ideas of physics and biology as well as the classic works of Beethoven and Picasso. Drawing on conversations with many of the world's leading scientists, Angier takes us on a vivid, good-humoured and informative tour of this neglected canon. An entertaining guide to scientific literacy - from stem-cell research to bird flu and global warming - that explains the machinery of this place we call home.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571239726
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 235 g
Dimensions: 197 x 126 x 18 mm
Edition: Main

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This book has received mixed reviews and The Canon has divided reviewers into those that obviously love Angier's style and witticism and those whom it clearly irritates.

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