Why science?

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Teachers College Press, 2008 - Education - 208 pages
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With conviction and clarity, prize-winning scientist and bestselling author James Trefil explains why every U.S. citizen needs to be "scientifically literate." As Trefil sees it, citizens simply cannot participate fully in the democratic process if they don't understand fundamental scientific concepts. And he describes exactly what these principles are, from understanding natural selection to grasping Maxwell's Equations governing electricity and magnetism; from recognizing that the surface of the earth is constantly in flux to grasping the basic concepts of physics and chemistry. With an appreciation of our national state of ignorance on scientific matters, he not only explains these concepts but also shows why they are worth knowing.

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Review: Why Science? (عالم المعرفة #372)

User Review  - Wesley Morgan - Goodreads

This was a very interesting book about why everyone needs to know about science and how easy it would be to help the average student to learn more about usable science. I think we do focus too much on ... Read full review

Review: Why Science? (عالم المعرفة #372)

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First two essays are very interesting Read full review


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