The beauty of the beastly: new views on the nature of life

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Houghton Mifflin, 1995 - Nature - 278 pages
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Natalie Angier, one of the foremost American science writers, is the author of the masterly book Natural Obsessions: The Search for the Oncogene. (1988). Now, in The Beauty of the Beastly, she has reshaped many of her daily and weekly articles into a narrative that vividly conveys the discoveries of contemporary biological science and how biologists made them. She has arranged her topics according to the energy from which they spring - the life forces that inform and energize her (and our) work. To Angier, the movement, the dance, the play of life supplies the heartbeat of knowledge. In seven sections entitled, in order, Loving, Dancing, Slithering, Adapting, Healing, Creating, and Dying, Angier focuses on what science knows about the living world, in her own witty and exalted language.

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User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

Unfortunately, this book was written in 1994- much has changed in the scientific world in the last 19 years. The introduction explains that each of the chapters was originally a newspaper/journal ... Read full review

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The Beauty of the Beastly by Natalie Angier 304 Pages Finished 10/17/12 This book is a nonfiction book about how living organisms work and why nature chose to give certain traits to certain species ... Read full review

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Natalie Angier is a bestselling author and a Pulitzer Pr

Natalie Angier is a bestselling author and a Pulitzer Prize-winning science columnist for the "New York Times". She ize-winning science columnist for the "New York Times". She is the author of four books: "Natural Obsessions"; "The Beauis the author of four books: "Natural Obsessions"; "The Beauty of the Beastly"; "Woman: An Intimate Geography"; and, mosty of the Beastly"; "Woman: An Intimate Geography"; and, most recently, "The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Bat recently, "The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science". She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with hsics of Science". She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with her husband, Rick Weiss, a science reporter for the "Washingter husband, Rick Weiss, a science reporter for the "Washington Post", and her daughter. on Post", and her daughter.

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