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Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy

Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy

by Robert M. Hazen, James Trefil

Editeur : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780307454584
Broché: 384
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Taille du fichier: 10 Mb
Date d'affichage: 2020-07-08
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Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of science is fundamental to cultural literacy. But most books on science are often too obscure or too specialized to do the general reader much good. Science Matters is a rare exception-a science book for the general reader that is informative enough to be a popular textbook for introductory courses in high school and college, and yet well-written enough to appeal to general readers uncomfortable with scientific jargon and complicated mathematics. And now, revised and expanded for the first time in nearly two decades, it is up-to-date, so that readers can enjoy Hazen and Trefil's refreshingly accessible explanations of the most recent developments in science, from particle physics to biotechnology. Hazen and Trefil bring together in one volume nothing less than the most thorough survey ever of the fundamental ideas that constitute our understanding of the universe. In 18 lucid chapters, the authors lay out the simple facts behind seemingly mystifying scientific concepts--from relativity to quantum physics to ecosystems. 28 linecuts.