Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy (Google eBook)
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.
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Review: Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy (Anchor books)User Review - Lee Penney - Goodreads
I was ready to give this a lower score by the half way point. Up to then I'd listened through a long and pointless introduction, a section of the various US scientific bodies (why is this even ... Read full review
Review: Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy (Anchor books)User Review - Amber - Goodreads
Everyone should read this book, because everyone CAN read this book. Great work guys! Read full review
THREE Electricity and Magnetism
FOUR The Atom
FIVE The World of the Quantum
SIX Chemical Bonding
SEVEN Atomic Architecture
NINE The Fundamental Structure of Matter
THIRTEEN The Restless Earth
FOURTEEN Earth Cycles
FIFTEEN The Ladder of Life
SIXTEEN The Code of Life
ELEVEN The Cosmos