Science Matters

Filename: science-matters.pdf
ISBN: 0307454584
Release Date: 2009-06-09
Number of pages:
Author: Robert M. Hazen
Publisher: Anchor

Download and read online Science Matters in PDF and EPUB 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Science Matters

Filename: science-matters.pdf
ISBN: 9780307454584
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 360
Author: Robert M. Hazen
Publisher: Anchor

Download and read online Science Matters in PDF and EPUB Explains the basic scientific principles that govern the world, and shows how they manifest themselves in our everyday lives.


Filename: sciencia.pdf
ISBN: 9089984305
Release Date: 2014-09
Number of pages: 410
Author: Burkard Polster

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The Diamond Makers

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ISBN: 0521654742
Release Date: 1999-07-22
Number of pages: 244
Author: Robert M. Hazen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online The Diamond Makers in PDF and EPUB Humans have treasured diamonds for their exquisite beauty and unrivaled hardness for thousands of years. Deep within the earth, diamonds grow. Diamonds the size of footballs, the size of watermelons - billions of tons of diamonds wait for eternity a hundred miles beyond our reach. Spanning centuries of ground-breaking science, bitter rivalry, outright fraud, and self-delusion, The Diamond Makers is a compelling narrative centered around the brilliant, often eccentric, and controversial pioneers of high pressure research. This vivid blend of dramatic personal stories and extraordinary scientific advances - and devastating failures - brings alive the quest to create diamond. Scientists have harnessed crushing pressures and scorching temperatures to transform almost any carbon-rich material, from road tar to peanut butter, into the most prized of gems. The book reveals the human dimensions of research - the competition, bravery, jealousy, teamwork, and greed that ultimately led to today's billion-dollar diamond synthesis industry.

The Sciences

Filename: the-sciences.pdf
ISBN: 1118875842
Release Date: 2015-10-19
Number of pages: 652
Author: James Trefil
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online The Sciences in PDF and EPUB A solid text with all the key coverated needed, the 8th editon of The Sciences: An Integrated Approach focuses on updated information on the sciences, examples, and integrateion. Noteable features are virtual labs, updated end-of-chapter questions, extensive online material, and a new WileyPLUS Learning Space course.

The breakthrough

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ISBN: UOM:39015012766948
Release Date: 1988-05
Number of pages: 271
Author: Robert M. Hazen
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Download and read online The breakthrough in PDF and EPUB Relates the story of the electronic device that has revolutionized modern communications and technology, detailing the behind-the-scenes maneuvering and experimentation that led to its creation

Naked Science

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ISBN: 9781136667503
Release Date: 2014-01-02
Number of pages: 333
Author: Laura Nader
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Naked Science in PDF and EPUB Naked Science is about contested domains and includes different science cultures: physics, molecular biology, primatology, immunology, ecology, medical environmental, mathematical and navigational domains. While the volume rests on the assumption that science is not autonomous, the book is distinguished by its global perspective. Examining knowledge systems within a planetary frame forces thinking about boundaries that silence or affect knowledge-building. Consideration of ethnoscience and technoscience research within a common framework is overdue for raising questions about deeply held beliefs and assumptions we all carry about scientific knowledge. We need a perspective on how to regard different science traditions because public controversies should not be about a glorified science or a despicable science.

Physics Matters Activity Book

Filename: physics-matters-activity-book.pdf
ISBN: 0471428981
Release Date: 2004-02-09
Number of pages: 178
Author: James Trefil
Publisher: Wiley

Download and read online Physics Matters Activity Book in PDF and EPUB From amusement park rides to critical environmental issues such as energy generation-physics affects almost every aspect of our world. In PHYSICS MATTERS, James Trefil and Robert Hazen examine the fundamental physics principles at work behind the many practical applications that fuel our society and individual lives. Their goal is to promote a deeper understanding of how the great ideas of physics connect to form a much larger understanding of the universe in which we live. Highlights Helps readers build a general knowledge of key ideas in physics and their connection to technology and other areas of science. Promotes an appreciation of what science is, how scientific knowledge is developed, and how it differs from other intellectual activities. Examines modern technologies, including GPS, the Internet, and information technologies, as well as medical technologies, such as MRI, PET scans, CAT scans, and radioisotope tracers. Explores key issues facing the world today, such as global warning, nuclear waste, and government funding for research.


Filename: genesis.pdf
ISBN: 9780309103107
Release Date: 2005-09-09
Number of pages: 368
Author: Robert Hazen
Publisher: National Academies Press

Download and read online Genesis in PDF and EPUB Life on Earth arose nearly 4 billion years ago, bursting forth from air, water, and rock. Though the process obeyed all the rules of chemistry and physics, the details of that original event pose as deep a mystery as any facing science. How did non-living chemicals become alive? While the question is (deceivingly) simple, the answers are unquestionably complex. Science inevitably plays a key role in any discussion of life's origins, dealing less with the question of why life appeared on Earth than with where, when, and how it emerged on the blasted, barren face of our primitive planet. Astrobiologist Robert Hazen has spent many years dealing with the fundamental questions of life's genesis. As an active research scientist, he is down deep in all the messy details that science has to offer on the subject, tracing the inexorable sequence of events that led to the complicated interactions of carbonbased molecules. As he takes us through the astounding process of emergence, we are witness to the first tentative steps toward life-from the unfathomable abundance of carbon biomolecules synthesized in the black vacuum of space to the surface of the Earth to deep within our planet's restless crust. We are privy to the breathtaking drama that rapidly unfolds as life prevails. The theory of emergence is poised to answer a multitude of questions-even as it raises the possibility that natural processes exist beyond what we now know, perhaps beyond what we even comprehend. Genesis tells the tale of transforming scientific advances in our quest for life's origins. Written with grace, beauty, and authority, it goes directly to the heart of who we are and why we are here.

How Science Works

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ISBN: 9780190289287
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Number of pages: 240
Author: Stephen H. Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online How Science Works in PDF and EPUB One week, red wine is good for the heart. The next week, new reports say it's bad for the health. So which is true? Anyone who's ever read science news with fascination, or who's ever been confounded by conflicting stories will appreciate this book. Taking a look at some true to life contemporary news stories, the author assesses recent studies on topics ranging from vitamin C and caffeine to pollution and cancer. With straight talk and a passion for the whole project of science, he demysifies the cult of the expert and sheds light on the nitty-gritty details of scientific processes. Any scientist loves a challenge, but the biggest challenge of all, observes Jenkins, is shared by scientists and nonscientitsts alike: how to make practical decisions in light of ambiguous evidence. Promising no simple answers, this book does offer excellent food for thought for people pondering that next glass of wine.

Developing Scientific Literacy

Filename: developing-scientific-literacy.pdf
ISBN: 9780335229888
Release Date: 2007-03-01
Number of pages: 234
Author: Ruth Jarman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

Download and read online Developing Scientific Literacy in PDF and EPUB ""This is an excellent source of ideas on using the media to enrich science teaching and engage pupils. It contains numerous ideas on using newspapers and other sources in science and how to encourage young people to read them carefully and critically." Prof Jerry Wellington, School of Education, University of Sheffield, UK "Throughout the book, all the ideas, content, suggestions and arguments are supported by in-depth research and solid referencing, making this an authoritative, yet eminently readable, reference volume for current and would-be secondary science teachers." School Science Review Science-related news stories have great potential as a resource for teaching and learning about science and its impact on society. By demonstrating the relevance of the subject in everyday life, they can form a valuable bridge between the school classroom and the 'real world'. Worldwide, those advocating science education reform stress the need to promote 'scientific literacy' among young people and typically this includes equipping students to critically engage with science reports in the media. However, very little guidance exists for those who wish to do so. Developing Scientific Literacy addresses this gap, offering a much-needed framework for teachers wishing to explore 'science in the media' in secondary schools or colleges. It suggests how teachers across a number of subject areas can collaborate to promote among young people an aptitude and ability to engage thoughtfully with science in the media. Drawing on research and development work, the authors: Describe key characteristics of science news reporting Discuss its potential as a resource for teaching and learning about science and for developing young people's criticality in respect of such reports Identify appropriate instructional objectives and suggest activities through which these might be achieved This timely book is a source of valuable ideas and insights for all secondary science teachers. It will also be of interest to those with responsibilities for initial teacher training and continuing professional development.

The Myth of Scientific Literacy

Filename: the-myth-of-scientific-literacy.pdf
ISBN: 0813521963
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 261
Author: Morris Herbert Shamos
Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Download and read online The Myth of Scientific Literacy in PDF and EPUB Arguing that universal scientific literacy is a futile goal, a physicist advocates a practical science education curriculum emphasizing appreciation of science as an on-going cultural enterprise; awareness of technology's impact on health, safety, and environment; and sensible use of experts. UP.

Science Curriculum Topic Study

Filename: science-curriculum-topic-study.pdf
ISBN: 9781483351865
Release Date: 2005-02-23
Number of pages: 320
Author: Page Keeley
Publisher: Corwin Press

Download and read online Science Curriculum Topic Study in PDF and EPUB This indispensable staff development resource provides a systematic professional development strategy linking science standards and research to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

The Sciences Laboratory Manual

Filename: the-sciences-laboratory-manual.pdf
ISBN: 0471254975
Release Date: 1998-05-12
Number of pages: 416
Author: James Trefil
Publisher: Wiley

Download and read online The Sciences Laboratory Manual in PDF and EPUB Within this text, the authors explore the main aspects of physical and life sciences and will show how to integrate these scientific principles into everyday life and events. The reader/student will examine such issues as human health, technology, environmental concerns and more.