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

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L part of the search for our Origins *and The Possibilities For Other Planets *and the possibilities for other planets enjoyed *the possibilities for other planets I enjoyed of Robert Hazen s Great Courses series so much that I jumped at the chance to read his new book about carbon On the Courses DVD s he came across as a nice guy with a brilliant mind and amazing curiosity one who could make the arcane ways of science nderstandable I finished the book still in awe of how he can explain things and made them relevant to a non scientist The book recounts his work as director of the DEEP CARBON OBSERVATORY AND THE INTERESTING NEW THINGS THEY Carbon Observatory and the interesting new things they learned He gives credit to a number of his collaborators giving a brief description of each to turn himher into a person rather than a faceless scientist Hazen organized the book about carbon around the four divisions of ancient philosophy earth minerals air part of the atmosphere fire fuel and water fascinating theories about the beginnings of life He goes into how carbon was created in the niverse as the fourth most abundant element how the mineral in the earth becomes part of plants plants become. Food that you eat and the air that you breathe Its worth billions of dollars as a luxury and half a trillion as a necessity but there are still mysteries about the element that can be both diamond and coal Where do. ,

This book is beautifully written both scientifically and emotionally The colorful images in the center of the book will be helpful for those of s who wish to teach about climate change This goes into my collection of truly meaningful science books The material is factual and accurate with many footnotes and references to explore later The writing is very good poetic even at the starts of chapters and sections I spent decades in physics and astronomy and five wonderful years with world class astrobiologists and *I can find nothing to argue with a rare event You will *can find nothing to argue with a rare event You will access to the latest thinking in these fascinating areas Jump in Enjoy I m familiar with the writings of Bob Hazen so this is one step along his theme of integrating our knowledge of chemistry biology and mineralogy into a study of the life sciences His expertise is in mineralogy but he has a special interest in the origin of life and believes mineralogy has a important role to play This book explores the relationship between the bonding of carbon based atoms and their mineral environments al. A Science News Favorite Book of 2019An earth scientist reveals the dynamic biography of the most resonantand most necessarychemical element on EarthCarbon Its in the fibers in your hair the timbers in your walls the. Food for animals and dead animals and plants decay returning carbon to the soilTo explain the place of carbon in our lives he goes into astronomy *geology biology archaeology physics and chemistry He gave the clearest explanation I ever saw about how *biology archaeology physics and chemistry He gave the clearest
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I ever about how identify the composition of starsInteresting items Coal was made in a short time about 300 million years ago AFTER the time trees and plant life were abundant on land but BEFORE fungi evolved to decompose the wood Frozen carbon dioxide dry ice can be The Little Bit Naughty Book of Wild Sex Positions used in bug control mosuitoes and bed bugs are attracted to the CO2 and freeze to death You can even commission a wearable memorial diamond forged at pressure from carbon atoms collected during a loved one s cremation Hazen explains things I ve wondered about like how carbon dating works and things I never even knew aboutThe book makes clear the many ways that man interferes with the carbon cycle and the important steps the Deep Carbon Observatory is investigating to keep our planet safe I would recommend the book to anyone who is curious about how things wor. Es it come from what does it do and why above all does life need it With poetic storytelling Robert M Hazen leadss on a global journey through the origin and evolution of lifes most essential and biuitous element. ,