A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of ScienceStreaming Audiobook - 2007
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.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2007
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 15 min.)) : digital
Call Number: eAudio