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Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything
 

Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything (Hardback)

By Hazen, Robert M.

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Carbon. It's in the fibers in your hair, the timbers in your walls, the food that you eat, and the air that you breathe. It's worth billions as a luxury and half a trillion as a necessity, but there are still mysteries yet to be solved about the element that can be both diamond a...nd coal. Where does it come from, what does it do, and why, above all, does life need it? With poetic storytelling, earth scientist Robert Hazen leads us on a global journey through the origin and evolution of life's most ubiquitous element. The story unfolds in four movements- Earth, Air, Fire, and Water- and transports us through 14 billion years of cosmic history. From the archives of Harvard to the cliffs of Scotland and into the preciousmetal mines of Namibia, Symphony in C is a sweeping chronicle of carbon: the most essential element on Earth.
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ISBN 9780393609431
Released NZ 9 Jul 2019
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780393609431
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Released 9 Jul 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hazen, Robert M.
Category History Of Science
Organic Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 546.681
Weight 589g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Chemical bonds, Carbon, Chemistry, Organic, Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)
NBS Text Earth Sciences
ONIX Text General/trade

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