How to Build an Elephant: A Synthesis of Physics, Chemistry and Biology for Animal Lovers Big and Small

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Canal House, Nov 1, 2007 - Science - 75 pages
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Do you know what a quark is? Or the difference between DNA and genes? Can you name the strongest force in the universe? Actually it's called the "strong force," which shows that sometimes science can be easy. It was easy when I was a child, before I ever entered a classroom. I learned about dinosaurs by reading picture books and building plastic models of their skeletons. Those long-forgotten pursuits, sparked by my more recent friendship with a theoretical physicist, inspired me to bridge the normally separate disciplines of physics, chemistry, and biology without chapters, histories, formulas, or complicated diagrams. How to Build an Elephant empowers readers with a basic conceptual framework of the most important forces and structures in our world.

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About the author (2007)

Mark Schreiber was born in 1960 in Cincinnati, Ohio and has been writing unrelentingly since he graduated high school at the age of fifteen. A few works have made it into print, including a nonfiction adventure, Dreams of the Solo Trapeze: Offstage with the Cirque du Soleil. His first novel, Princes in Exile, set at a summer camp for kids with cancer, was published in ten countries and made into a film.

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