By Robert M. Hazen
Wisdom of the elemental rules and ideas of technology is key to cultural literacy. yet such a lot books on technology are usually too imprecise or too really good to do the overall reader a lot good.
Science issues is an extraordinary exception-a technological know-how publication for the final reader that's informative adequate to be a favored textbook for introductory classes in highschool and school, and but well-written sufficient to entice basic readers uncomfortable with clinical jargon and intricate arithmetic. And now, revised and increased for the 1st time in approximately twenty years, it really is updated, in order that readers can get pleasure from Hazen and Trefil's refreshingly available motives of the newest advancements in technological know-how, from particle physics to biotechnology.
Hazen and Trefil collect in a single quantity not anything lower than the main thorough survey ever of the basic rules that represent our realizing of the universe. In 18 lucid chapters, the authors lay out the easy evidence in the back of doubtless mystifying clinical concepts--from relativity to quantum physics to ecosystems. 28 linecuts.