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 LiteracyUser Review - Amy - Goodreads
Used as a quick refresher for my middle school science MTEL last fall; definitely easy to read without being "dumbed down" Read full review
Review: Science Matters: Achieving Scientific LiteracyUser Review - John Robertson - Goodreads
Does what it says on the cover, very good overview- I particularly liked the sub-atomic chapters and a good summary of DNA and RNA of which I knew squit. Highly recommended. 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