Five Biggest Ideas in Science

ISBN-10: 0471138126

ISBN-13: 9780471138129

Edition: 1996

Authors: Charles M. Wynn, Arthur W. Wiggins

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This book explains the basis of current scientific theory by the 5 key hypotheses in science: the model of the atom, for physics; the periodic law, for chemistry; plate tectonics, for earth science; the big bang, for astronomy; evolution, for biology.
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Charles M. Wynn received his B.Ch.E. at City College of New York, and his M. S. and Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. Wynn is currently a chemistry professor at Eastern Connecticut State College. Wynn co authored The Five Biggest Ideas in the World, a book about the five major scientific disciplines: physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth science, and biology.

Arthur W. Wiggins (Bloomfield Hills, MI), is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Physics, Oakland Community College and the coauthor, with Charles M. Wynn, of the critically acclaimed The Five Biggest Ideas in Science.

The Road to Discovery: The Method of Science
BIG IDEA #1 Physics' Model of the Atom: Seeing the Unseeable
BIG IDEA #2 Chemistry's Periodic Law: Sorting the Elements
BIG IDEA #3 Astronomy's Big Bang Theory: Tracing the Elements' Roots
BIG IDEA #4 Geology's Plate Tectonics Model: Down to Earth
BIG IDEA #5 Biology's Theory of Evolution: Life Begins and Branches Out
The Method of Science: Further Insights
Benefit/Risk Analysis: Potential Applications of Scientific Knowledge
Epilogue
Idea Folders
Additional Reading
Index
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