Carbon plays a starring role in the new book ‘Symphony in C’

A geophysicist looks at the science, history and culture of the versatile element

calcite crystals

ALL ABOUT CARBON  Diamond, graphite and calcite (crystals shown) are just three of the hundreds of carbon-bearing minerals found on Earth.

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