Cover image for Symphony in C : carbon and the evolution of (almost) everything / Robert M. Hazen.
Title:
Symphony in C : carbon and the evolution of (almost) everything / Robert M. Hazen.
Title Variants:
Carbon and the evolution of (almost) everything
ISBN:
9780393609431
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]

©2019
Physical Description:
xviii, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Abstract:
"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." --Amazon.com.

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