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

Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

By Hazen, Robert

An enchanting biography of the most resonant - and most necessary - chemical element on Earth. Carbon. It 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 bre...athe. It is worth billions as a luxury and half a trillion as a necessity, but there are still mysteries to be solved about the element that can be both diamond and coal. Where does it come from, what does it do, and why, above all, does life need it? In Symphony in C, leading carbon scientist Robert M. Hazen takes us on a vibrant journey through the origin and evolution of life's most widespread element. The story unfolds in four movements - Earth, Air, Fire and Water - and transports us through nearly 14 billion years of cosmic history, explaining 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. Symphony in C is a sweeping chronicle of carbon from its birth amidst the stars to its unknowable life cycle deep within the Earth's core and its role in the evolution of all life in the universe.
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ISBN 9780008292409
Published 13 Jun 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780008292409
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Released 13 Jun 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – ePub edition
Edition ePub edition
Author(s) By Hazen, Robert
Category Science: General Issues
Popular Science
Evolution
Rocks, Minerals & Fossils
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 546.681
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Carbon - Popular works, Carbon - Popular works - History
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade

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