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Carbon; One Atom’s Odyssey

$29.99

Carbon; One Atom’s Odyssey

SKU: 9781718501225 Category: Product ID: 150068

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Title: Carbon; One Atom’s Odyssey
Author: BARNETT JOHN
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 18/05/2021
Imprint: NO STARCH PRESS
Price: $29.99
Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

Carbon- One Atom’s Odyssey is an illustrated adaptation of ‘Carbon,’ a short story from Italian chemist, writer, and Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi. It traces the life story and many molecular manifestations of a single atom of this life-essential element.

You’ll follow one atom from its spectacular birth 14 billion years ago through its harrowing journey on planet earth where it has become a basic building block of nearly 10 million known compounds in living things. Along the way, you’ll learn that it is breathed in by the Peregrine Falcon; it is dissolved in the ocean before making its way back into the atmosphere; it is found in your pencil as well as in your liver; it helps trees grow strong and tall; and it even lets a moth’s eye make sense of light.

ISBN: 9781718501225
Pages: 64