Science Matters Achieving Scientific Literacy

ISBN-10: 0307454584

ISBN-13: 9780307454584

Edition: 2nd 2009

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List price: $15.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Introduction Scientific Literacy: What It Is, Why It's Important, and Why We Don't Have It
Knowing The universe is regular and predictable
Energy Energy is conserved and always goes from more useful to less useful forms
Electricity and Magnetism Electricity and magnetism are two aspects of the same force
The Atom All matter is made of atoms
The World of the Quantum Everything comes in discrete units and you can't measure anything without changing it
Chemical Bonding Atoms are bound by electron glue
Atomic Architecture The way a material behaves depends on how its atoms are arranged
Nuclear Physics Nuclear energy comes from the conversion of mass
The Fundamental Structure of Matter All matter is really made of quarks and leptons
Astronomy Stars experience a cycle of birth and death
The Cosmos The universe was born at a specific time in the past, and it has been expanding ever since
Relativity Every observer sees the same laws of nature
The Restless Earth Earth's surface is constantly changing, and no feature on Earth is permanent
Earth Cycles Earth operates in cycles
The Ladder of Life All living things are made from cells, the chemical factories of life
The Code of Life All life is based on the same genetic code
Biotechnology All life is based on the same chemistry and genetic code
Evolution All forms of life evolved by natural selection
Ecosystems All life is connected
Epilogue The Role of Science
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