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The physical sciences : an integrated approach / Robert M. Hazen, James Trefil

Main Author Hazen, Robert M., 1948- Secondary Author Trefil, James S., 1938- Country Estados Unidos. Publication New York : John Wiley & Sons, cop. 1996 Description 749 p., pag. var. : il. ; 26 cm ISBN 0-471-15440-7 CDU 501:372.851 372.851:501
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Science is central to daily life. As consumers, we are besieged by new products and processes, not to mention a bewildering variety of warnings about health and safety. As taxpayers, we must vote on issues that directly affect our communities - energy taxes, recycling proposals, and more. A firm grasp of the principles and methods of science will help you make life's important decisions in a more informed way.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Science: A Way of Knowing
  • The Language of Science
  • The Ordered Universe
  • The Clockwork Universe
  • Energy
  • Temperature, Heat, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation
  • The Atom
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond
  • Chemical Reactions
  • 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
  • The Dynamic Earth
  • Cycles of the Earth
  • Historical Geology
  • The Stars
  • Cosmology
  • Appendices
  • Glossary
  • Credits
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics

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."

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