The Sciences: An Integrated Approach / Edition 7

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Overview

A solid text with all the key coverage needed the 7 edition of The Sciences: An Integrated Approach focuses on updated information on the science, examples and integration. Additionally, the new issue includes additional virtual labs, updated end-of-chapter activities, extensively revised biology coverage and online, stepped-out math problems to reinforce problem solving and integration of information.

More features in this new edition include: emphasized themes and relationships important for informed citizens, the "Great Ideas of Science"; increased emphasis on using visuals to help connect with the great ideas of science and learn key concepts; real-world connections: NEW Current events/"In the News" cases; tools to help understand the basics: In-text pedagogy and new "Stepped problems" to answer those "Big Questions" in science, new animations/online labs; and updated Discovery Labs.

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Adopts a distinctive and innovative approach to science education based on the principle that general science courses are a key to a balanced and effective college-level science education for nonmajors and future elementary and high school teachers. Science basics such as Newton's laws governing force and motion are applied to everyday life<-->one example demonstrates the compelling reasons for wearing a seat belt. Following general principles, chapters examine specific natural systems such as atoms, the Earth, or living things. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
"...The quality of writing and presentation is first rate..." (Contemporary Physics, Vol.43, No.5, 2002)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118185261
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 130,319
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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. His most recent popular book is The Diamond Makers, which recounts the discovery of a method to make synthetic diamonds. Robert Hazen is also a part-time professional trumpeter.

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Table of Contents

1 SCIENCE: A WAY OF KNOWING

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Sunrise 2

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 8

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 10

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 11

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 11

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 14

TECHNOLOGY 18

2 THE ORDERED UNIVERSE

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Cause and Effect 26

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 28

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 29

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 33

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 38

TECHNOLOGY 44

3 ENERGY

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Morning Routine 53

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 56

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 60

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 64

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 67

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 67

4 HEAT AND THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: A Hot Breakfast 78

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 80

TECHNOLOGY 81

TECHNOLOGY 84

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 85

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 87

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 90

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 93

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 94

5 ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: The Hidden Force 100

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 101

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 103

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 107

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 107

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 113

TECHNOLOGY 116

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 117

TECHNOLOGY 118

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 119

6 WAVES AND ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: The Radio 125

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 128

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 130

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 133

TECHNOLOGY 140

TECHNOLOGY 141

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 142

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 144

7 ALBERT EINSTEIN AND THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Waiting at the

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 160

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 160

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 161

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 164

TECHNOLOGY 165

8 THE ATOM

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: A Deep Breath 171

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 175

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 183

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 184

TECHNOLOGY 184

9 QUANTUM MECHANICS

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Digital Pictures 192

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 195

TECHNOLOGY 198

TECHNOLOGY 200

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 202

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 202

10 ATOMS IN COMBINATION: THE CHEMICAL BOND

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Throwing Things

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 220

TECHNOLOGY 220

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 227

TECHNOLOGY 231

11 MATERIALS AND THEIR PROPERTIES

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Hauling Gear 238

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 244

TECHNOLOGY 248

TECHNOLOGY 251

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 253

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 255

12 THE NUCLEUS OF THE ATOM

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Radioactivity Around Us 261

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 262

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 267

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 267

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 271

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 273

TECHNOLOGY 277

ITER: The Future of Fusion

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 278

13 THE ULTIMATE STRUCTURE OF MATTER

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Looking at Sand 283

TECHNOLOGY 286

TECHNOLOGY 288

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 288

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 289

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 290

14 THE STARS

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Sunshine 301

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 306

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 308

TECHNOLOGY 308

15 COSMOLOGY

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: A Glowing Charcoal

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 325

16 EARTH AND OTHER PLANETS Is Earth the only planet with life?

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: The Sun and the Moon 342

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 346

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 348

TECHNOLOGY 349

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 351

SCIENCE OF LIFE 354

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 357

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 358

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 358

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 359

17 PLATE TECTONICS

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Windblown Sand 368

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 368

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 372

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 375

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 378

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 382

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 386

TECHNOLOGY 386

18 EARTH’S MANY CYCLES

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: A Seaward Breeze 392

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 396

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 398

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 398

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 401

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 405

TECHNOLOGY 406

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 411

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 412

19 ECOLOGY, ECOSYSTEMS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Life Under the Sand 418

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 424

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 425

TECHNOLOGY 425

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 434

20 STRATEGIES OF LIFE

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: The Diversity of Life 439

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 442

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 447

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 447

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 451

21 THE LIVING CELL

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Sunburn! 463

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 464

22 MOLECULES OF LIFE

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: An Afternoon

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 485

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 488

THE SCIENCE OF LIFE 490

TECHNOLOGY 495

23 CLASSICAL AND MODERN GENETICS

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: A Family Resemblance 503

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 507

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 518

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 519

TECHNOLOGY 520

24 THE NEW SCIENCE OF LIFE

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: A Break in the Case 525

TECHNOLOGY 528

TECHNOLOGY 528

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 529

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 532

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 535

ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 540

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 541

25 EVOLUTION

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Day’s End 547

SCIENCE BY THE NUMBERS 554

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 555

SCIENCE IN THE MAKING 558

THE ONGOING PROCESS OF SCIENCE 562

A HUMAN ANATOMY

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: Waking Up A1

B UNITS AND NUMBERS

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: The Hardware Store A7

C THE GEOLOGICAL TIME SCALE

SCIENCE THROUGH THE DAY: In Time A11

D SELECTED PHYSICAL CONSTANTS AND ASTRONOMICAL DATA

E PROPERTIES OF THE PLANETS

F THE CHEMICAL ELEMENTS

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