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

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

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An enchanting biography of the most resonant— and most necessary—chemical element on Earth.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 and 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 mos

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An enchanting biography of the most resonant— and most necessary—chemical element on Earth.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 and 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 mos

Book Detail

  • Book Title

    Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost...

  • Author

    Robert M. Hazen

  • Book Type

    Business And Accounts

  • Date Published

    11-6-2019

  • Specification

    Management And Technology

  • Pages

    288

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