SYMPHONY IN C: Carbon & the Evolution of (Almost) Everything


SYMPHONY IN C: Carbon & the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

ROBERT HAZEN    Book Number: 89148    Product format: Paperback

An enchanting biography of the most resonant and most necessary chemical element on earth. Carbon is the building block of every cell that makes up every living thing. It is the essential component of the food we eat, the fuel we burn, the wood we use and the air we breathe. But there are still mysteries to be solved about the element that be both diamond and coal. Where does it come from, what does it do, and why above all does life need it? Here leading carbon scientist Robert M. Hazen takes us on a vibrant journey on a story that unfolds in four movements - Earth, Air, Fire and Water. We are transported through nearly 14 billion years of cosmic history, learning how carbon is formed in the hearts of stars, and why all life forms, earthbound or alien, use it as the basis of their biology. The book is a sweeping chronicle of cutting-edge science from the Big Bang to carbohydrates, and ultra-strong high-tech nanofibers. 282pp in large softback, eight pages of colour photos and a diagram of the anatomy of earth and depth under the surface.
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