Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy

Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy

Robert M. Hazen

wisdom of the fundamental rules and rules of technology is prime to cultural literacy. yet such a lot books on technology are usually too imprecise or too really expert to do the final reader a lot good.

Science issues is a unprecedented exception-a technological know-how ebook for the overall reader that's informative sufficient to be a well-liked textbook for introductory classes in highschool and school, and but well-written sufficient to entice basic readers uncomfortable with clinical jargon and intricate arithmetic. And now, revised and improved for the 1st time in approximately twenty years, it's updated, in order that readers can get pleasure from Hazen and Trefil's refreshingly obtainable reasons of the latest advancements in technological know-how, from particle physics to biotechnology.

Hazen and Trefil collect in a single quantity not anything lower than the main thorough survey ever of the elemental rules that represent our figuring out of the universe. In 18 lucid chapters, the authors lay out the easy proof at the back of possible mystifying clinical concepts--from relativity to quantum physics to ecosystems. 28 linecuts.

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