ISBN-10:
0471138126
ISBN-13:
9780471138129
Pub. Date:
12/28/1996
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Five Biggest Ideas in Science / Edition 1

Five Biggest Ideas in Science / Edition 1

by Charles M. Wynn, Arthur W. Wiggins
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ISBN-13: 9780471138129
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/28/1996
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,154,954
Product dimensions: 6.03(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

CHARLES M. WYNN, Professor of Chemistry at Eastern Connecticut State University

ARTHUR W. WIGGINS, Professor of Physics at Oakland Community College in Michigan, are the authors of science textbooks and numerous journal articles. Each has been the recipient of "Best Teacher" awards.

SIDNEY HARRIS is "America's premier science cartoonist" (Isaac Asimov).

Table of Contents

The Road to Discovery: The Method of Science.

BIG IDEA #1 Physics' Model of the Atom: Seeing the Unseeable.

BIG IDEA #2 Chemistry's Periodic Law: Sorting the Elements.

BIG IDEA #3 Astronomy's Big Bang Theory: Tracing the Elements' Roots.

BIG IDEA #4 Geology's Plate Tectonics Model: Down to Earth.

BIG IDEA #5 Biology's Theory of Evolution: Life Begins and Branches Out.

The Method of Science: Further Insights.

Benefit/Risk Analysis: Potential Applications of Scientific Knowledge.

Epilogue.

Idea Folders.

Additional Reading.

Index.

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