The Sciences: An Integrated Approach / Edition 6

The Sciences: An Integrated Approach / Edition 6

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by James Trefil, Robert M. Hazen

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ISBN-10: 0470118547

ISBN-13: 9780470118542

Pub. Date: 11/03/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Study Guide, Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, Laboratory Manual, CD-ROM available.


Study Guide, Instructor's Manual, Test Bank, Laboratory Manual, CD-ROM available.

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Table of Contents

1. Science: A Way of Knowing: How do you know what you know?

2. The Ordered Universe: Why do planets appear to wander slowly across the sky?

3. Energy: Why must animals eat to stay alive?

4. Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Why is it easier to make an omelet from an egg than to make an egg from an omelet?

5. Electricity and Magnetism: What is lightning?

6. Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation: What is color?

7. Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity: Can a human ever travel faster than the speed of light, at “warp speed”?

8. The Atom: Why are there so many different materials in the world?

9. Quantum Mechanics: How can the electron behave like both a particle and a wave?

10. Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond: How does blood clot?

11. Materials and Their Properties: How have computers gotten so much faster?

12. The Nucleus of the Atom: How do scientists determine the age of the oldest human fossils?

13. The Ultimate Structure of Matter: How can antimatter be used to probe the human brain?

14. The Stars: How much longer can the Sun sustain life on Earth?

15. Cosmology: Will the universe end?

16. Earth and Other Planets: Is Earth the only planet with life?

17. Plate Tectonics: Can we predict destructive earthquakes?

18. Earth’s Many Cycles: Will we ever run out of fresh water?

19. Ecology, Ecosystems, and the Environment: Are human activities affecting the global environment?

20. Strategies of Life: What is life?

21. The Living Cell: What is the smallest living thing?

22. Molecules of Life: What constitutes a healthy diet?

23. Classical and Modern Genetics: Why do offspring resemble their parents?

24. The New Science of Life: Can we cure cancer?

25. Evolution: How did life emerge on the ancient Earth?


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