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Author Hazen, Robert M., 1948- author.

Title Symphony in C : carbon and the evolution of (almost) everything / Robert M. Hazen.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  577.144 HAZ    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    577.144 HAZ    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    577.144 HAZ    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xviii, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references ([251]-268) and index.
Contents Prologue -- Silence -- Movement 1, Earth : carbon, the element of crystals -- Movement 2, Air : carbon, the element of cycles -- Movement 3, Fire : carbon, the element of stuff -- Movement 4, Water : carbon, the element of life -- Finale : earth, air, fire, and water.
Summary "Carbon is everywhere: in the paper of this book and the blood of our bodies. It's with us from beginning to end, present in our baby clothes and coffin alike. We live on a carbon planet, and we are carbon life. No other element is so central to our well-being; yet, when missing or misaligned, carbon atoms can also bring about disease and even death. At once ubiquitous and mysterious, carbon holds the answers to some of humanity's biggest questions. Where did Earth come from? What will ultimately become of it--and of us? With poetic storytelling, earth scientist Robert M. Hazen explores the universe to discover the past, present, and future of life's most essential element."
Subject Carbon.
Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry).
Chemical bonds.
Chemistry, Organic.
Added Title Carbon and the evolution of (almost) everything
ISBN 9780393609431 (hardcover)
039360943X (hardcover)

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