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Sciences : An Integrated Approach / With CD

Sciences : An Integrated Approach / With CD - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0471370888

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2001
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Sciences : An Integrated Approach / With CD - 3RD 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0471370888

James Trefil and Robert M. Hazen

ISBN13: 978-0471370888
ISBN10: 0471370886
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 01
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

This book takes an integrated approach to science to educate readers so they understand the issues and can participate in the debates that will only grow over time. It provides readers with a sound overview of the principles of sciences required to make decisions related to issues such as healthcare, technology, the environment, alternative energy sources, nutrition and medical research.

Author Bio

Trefil, James :

James Trefil has authored or coauthored numerous books on science for the general audience. His interest in scientific literacy began with a contributed essay to E. D. Hirsch's Cultural Literacy and Science Education Standards. He serves as a regular contributor and science consultant for Smithsonian Magazine and as a science commentator on National Public Radio. He received undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois and Oxford University. After receiving a doctorate in theoretical physics from Stanford University, he help post-doctorate and faculty appointments in Europe and the United States.

James Trefil is the Clarence Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University. He has made contributions to research in elementary particle physics, fluid mechanics, medical physics (including cancer research), and the earth sciences, Trefil was recently awarded the prestigious Gemant Prize of the American Institute of Physics for his efforts to present science to the public.


Hazen, Robert M. :

Robert M. Hazen is the Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University and Staff Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Geophysical Laboratory. Hazen developed a fascination for rocks and minerals as a child growing up in mineral-rich Northern New Jersey, and he pursued that interest as an undergraduate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After receiving a doctorate in earth sciences from Harvard University, he spent a year at Cambridge University as a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow. In addition to teaching courses on scientific literacy, scientific ethics, symmetry in art and science, and visual thinking, he performs research on materials at high pressure. His current studies on the origin of life explore the hypothesis that life arose in a deep, high-pressure environment. Hazen is active in presenting science to the public. He developed a 60-lecture video version of this textbook, Great Principles of Science, which is available nationally through The Teaching Company. Hr has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including NOVA and Today.

Table of Contents

1 Science: A Way of Knowing
2 The Ordered Universe
3 Energy
4 Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
5 Electricity and Magnetism
6 Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation
7 The Atom
8 Quantum Mechanics
9 Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond
10 Properties of Materials
11 The Nucleus of the Atom
12 The Ultimate Structure of Matter
13 Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity
14 The Stars
15 Cosmology
16 The Earth and Other Planets
17 Plate Tectonics
18 Cycles of the Earth
19 Ecology, Ecosystems, and the Environment
20 Strategies of Life
21 Molecules of Life
22 The Living Cell
23 Classical and Modern Genetics
24 The New Science of Life
25 Evolution


APPENDICES A-1
GLOSSARY G-1
CREDITS
INDEX

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