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The Canon - A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science-logo

The Canon - A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science

Natalie Angier

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Description:

Buckle up for a joy ride through physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy. Drawing on conversations with hundreds of the world's top scientists and her own work as an award-winning science writer, Natalie Angier does the impossible: She makes science fascinating and seriously fun, even for those of us who, in Angier's words, "still can't tell the difference between a proton, a photon, and a moron." Most of the profound questions we will explore in our lives—evolution, global warming, stem cells—have to do with science. So do a lot of everyday things, like our ice cream melting and our coffee getting cold and our vacuum cleaner running (or not). What does our liver do when we eat a caramel? How does the horse demonstrate evolution at work? Are we really made of stardust? (Yes, we are.) In The Canon, Lewis Thomas meets Lewis Carroll in a book destined to become a modern classic—because it quenches our curiosity, sparks our interest in the world around us, reignites our childhood delight in discovering how things work, and instantly makes us smarter.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nike Doukas

Length:

13h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

46:41


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:25:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:13:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

48:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:44:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:17:42


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:49:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:28:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:07:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:30:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:01