Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy

June 2, 2009|
Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy by Robert M. Hazen
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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.
CONTENTSINTRODUCTIONScientific Literacy: What It Is, Why It’s Important, and Why We Don’t Have ItONE. Knowing The universe is regular and predictable.TWO. Energy Energy is conserved and always goes from more usefulto less useful forms.THREE. Electricity and Magnetism Electricity and magnetism are two aspects of the same force.FOUR. The...
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Title:Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:384 pages, 7.99 X 5.18 X 0.74 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 7.99 X 5.18 X 0.74 in
Published:June 2, 2009
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307454584

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