Science of Everyday Things: Real-life biology

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Gale Group, 2002 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 448 pages
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This 4-vol. set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline -- biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics -- offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories. Creating a sense of real-life relevance for students, the Science of Everyday Things expands on the explanations of scientific principles and concepts using a straightforward, step-by-step approach, and presents theories in their everyday applications. Some of the entries covered include: how osmosis is used in dehydrating fruit; how the principles of aerodynamics are applied to cars; Charles' law and the chemical reaction that sets off an airbag; how algorithms are used to figure out the NCAA playoff tournaments; and more. Each volume the Science of Everyday Things presents approximately 40-50 entries and includes photos, diagrams, sidebars containing short glossaries and interesting facts and details relating to each principle.

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Judson Knight has researched and written for the contemporary Musicians and Contemporary Writers series. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Neil Schlager is a chemical engineer who has run factories in Nashville, Tennessee; Winnipeg, Canada; and Bahrain. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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