The Sciences: An Integrated Approach



2010 | ISBN: 0470118547 9780470118542 9781118050163 | 637 pages | PDF | 59.81 Mb


The book focuses on the great ideas in each field while showing readers how core scientific principles connect to their daily lives. This edition emphasizes important themes and relationships, along with new real world connections. The presentation also employs a more visual approach that includes new illustrations and visuals.

Brief Contents
1 Science: A Way of Knowing How do you know what you know?
2 The Ordered Universe Why do planets appear to wander slowly across the sky?
3 Energy Why must animals eat to stay alive?
4 Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
5 Electricity and Magnetism What is lightning?
6 Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation What is color?
7 Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity
8 The Atom Why are there so many different materials in the world?
9 Quantum Mechanics How can the electron behave like both a particle and a wave?
10 Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond
11 Materials and Their Properties How have computers gotten so much faster?
12 The Nucleus of the Atom How do scientists determine the age of the oldest human fossils?
13 The Ultimate Structure of Matter How can antimatter be used to probe the human brain?
14 The Stars How much longer can the Sun sustain life on Earth?
15 Cosmology Will the universe end?
16 Earth and Other Planets Is Earth the only planet with life?
17 Tectonics Can we predict destructive earthquakes?
18 Earth's Many Cycles Will we ever run out of fresh water?
19 Ecology, Ecosystems, and the Environment Are human activities affecting the global environment?
20 Strategies of Life What is life?
21 The Living Cell What is the smallest living thing?
22 Molecules of Life What constitutes a healthy diet?
23 Classical and Modern Genetics Why do offspring resemble their parents?
24 The New Science of Life Can we cure cancer?
25 Evolution How did life emerge on the ancient Earth?

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