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Sciences An Integrated Approach - A Preliminary Edition

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ISBN-10: 0471589314

ISBN-13: 9780471589310

Edition: 1995

Authors: Robert M. Hazen, James S. Trefil

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List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/2/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 7.60" wide x 9.76" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

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…    

James Trefil was born in Chicago and educated at the University of Illinois, Oxford University, and Stanford University, where he earned a Ph.D. in physics. Currently Clarence H. Robinson Professor of physics at George Mason University, he is among the well-respected scientists who have the skill to translate physics for the general reader into prose worthy of an English major. For example, his "meditation trilogy," described below, recounts interesting examples, clear explanations, and the wonder of science in Trefil's beautiful and lively language.

Science: A Way of Knowing
The Ordered Universe
Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
Electricity and Magnetism
Electromagnetic Radiation
The Atom
Quantum Mechanics
Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond
Properties of Materials
The Nucleus of the Atom
The Ultimate Structure of Matter
Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity
The Earth and Other Planets
Plate Tectonics
Cycles of the Earth
The Stars
The Science of Life
Molecules of Life
The Living Cell
Classical and Modern Genetics
Strategies of Life