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

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**A Science News Favorite Book of 2019

An earth scientist reveals the dynamic 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 of dollars as a luxury and half a trillion as a necessity, but there are still mysteries 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, Robert M. Hazen leads us on a global journey through the origin and evolution of life’s most essential and ubiquitous element.

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ISBN-13: 9780393609448
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: June 11th, 2019
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