Science matters: achieving scientific literacy

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Doubleday, 1991 - Science - 294 pages
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Explains the basic scientific principles that govern our world, and shows how they manifest themselves in our everyday lives

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The idea of "cultural literacy'' has received a great deal of public notice. Among the most important aspects of modern civilization is the impact of science and technology on our lives, yet most ... Read full review


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The son of Don Francis and Dorothy Ellen, Robert Miller Hazen was born in Rockville Centre, N.Y. on November 1, 1948. Hazen received his Bachelor of Science Degree at MIT in 1971 and earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University. A research scientist as well as a part-time musician, Hazen has used his vast background in both fields to write a number of books and articles over the years. Some of those books include Music Men, The Poetry of Geology, Keepers of the Flame, and Sciences: An Integrated Approach. Hazen's book, Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy, written with James S. Trefil, was heralded by Kirkus Review as "easily one of the finest available single-volume introductions to science.

James Trefil is the Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University. A regular contributor to "Astronomy" magazine and a commentator for National Public Radio, he is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books, including "Are We Unique"? and the bestselling "Dictionary of Cultural Literacy," He lives in northern Virginia.

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