The Sciences: An Integrated Approach - A Preliminary Edition / Edition 1

The Sciences: An Integrated Approach - A Preliminary Edition / Edition 1

by James Trefil
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471589314

ISBN-13: 9780471589310

Pub. Date: 01/28/1995

Publisher: Wiley

Organized around a series of 24 scientific concepts (or great ideas), this book begins with the idea that the universe can be studied by observation and experiment. Encompasses physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology and earth sciences, focusing on general principles and their application to real-world situations rather than esoteric detail. Integrates the sciences

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Organized around a series of 24 scientific concepts (or great ideas), this book begins with the idea that the universe can be studied by observation and experiment. Encompasses physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology and earth sciences, focusing on general principles and their application to real-world situations rather than esoteric detail. Integrates the sciences rather than treating them separately. Offers students the ability to place major public issues such as the environment, energy and medical advances in a scientific context. Also examines social or philosophical issues related to science, such as the Human Genome Project and nuclear waste disposal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471589310
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
8.05(w) x 9.97(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Science: A Way of Knowing.

The Ordered Universe.

Energy.

Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

Electricity and Magnetism.

Electromagnetic Radiation.

The Atom.

Quantum Mechanics.

Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond.

Properties of Materials.

The Nucleus of the Atom.

The Ultimate Structure of Matter.

Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity.

The Earth and Other Planets.

Plate Tectonics.

Cycles of the Earth.

The Stars.

Cosmology.

The Science of Life.

Molecules of Life.

The Living Cell.

Classical and Modern Genetics.

Evolution.

Strategies of Life.

Ecosystems.

Appendices.

Glossary.

Credits.

Index.

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