Symphony in C by Robert M. Hazen audiobook

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

By Robert M. Hazen
Read by Paul Brion

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781684570843

  • ISBN: 9781684570843

Runtime: 9.70 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 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 precious metal mines of Namibia, Symphony in C is a sweeping chronicle of carbon: the most essential element on Earth.

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Author Bio: Robert M. Hazen

Author Bio: Robert M. Hazen Robert M. Hazen is the author of more than 350 articles and 20 books on earth science, materials science, origins of life, history and music. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he received the Mineralogical Society of America Award, the Ipatief Prize, the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, and other awards for his research and writing. Hazen is a researcher at the Carnegie Institution for Science and is Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences at George Mason University. His recent books include Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life's Origins and The Sciences: An Integrated Approach (with James Trefil).

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 9.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English