The Canon: A whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
Ms. Angier is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for the New York Times. She combines a passion for science with an understanding of how it works and then writes about it with wit and intelligence. This is a book for any parent who has been asked what is electricity or how was the earth made. It is also for anyone wanting to understand many of the issues facing us today--from stem cells to bird flu and global warming. All the major scientific disciplines are brought to light: physics, chemistry, biology, geology and astronomy in a book that will inspire and recapture each reader's childhood fascination with the world around us.