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The Sciences

An Integrated Approach

Trefil, James / Hazen, Robert M.


9. Auflage Februar 2023
768 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-84578-2
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The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, 9th Edition by James Trefil and Robert Hazen recognizes that science forms a seamless web of knowledge about the universe. This text fully integrates physics, chemistry, astronomy, Earth sciences, and biology and emphasizes general principles and their application to real world situations. The goal of the text is to help students achieve scientific literacy. Applauded by students and instructors for its easy-to-read style and detail appropriate for non-science majors, the ninth edition has been updated to bring the most up-to-date coverage to the students in all areas of science, with increased emphasis on climate change, sustainability, viruses and public health, and an extensively updated chapter on the importance of bioengineering.


The Science of Life - To help show the interdisciplinary nature of the many concepts introduced in the text, sections on living things are included in most chapters. The chapters that emphasize principles specifically related to life are at the end of the book, but the biological examples appear throughout.

The Ongoing Process of Science - Science is a never-ending process of asking questions and seeking answers. In these features, some of the most exciting questions currently being addressed by scientists are examined.

Mathematical Equations and Worked Examples -Whenever an equation is introduced, it is presented in three steps: first as a sentence, second as a word equation, and finally in its traditional symbolic form. In this way, students can focus on the meaning rather than the abstraction of the mathematics. An appendix on English and SI units is also included.

Science by the Numbers - To help students understand the importance of simple mathematical calculations in areas of magnitude, several nontraditional calculations have been incorporated. For example, how much solid waste is generated in the United States, how long it would take to erode a mountain, and how many people were required to build Stonehenge.

Great Ideas and Great Ideas Concept - Each chapter begins with a statement of a great unifying idea or theme in science and a concept map so that students immediately grasp the chief concept of the chapter and how the idea relates to the different branches of science. These statements are intended to provide a framework for placing everyday experiences into a broad context.

Stop and Think! Questions challenge students to think critically about the implications of a scientific discovery or principle.

Resources for Instructors and Students including practice quizzes, flashcards, lecture slides, an instructor's manual, images and tables from the book, a test bank, and much more!

1 Science: A Way of Knowing: How do you know what

you know? 1

2 The Ordered Universe: Why do planets appear to wander

slowly across the sky? 30

3 Energy: Why must animals eat to stay alive? 63

4 Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics: Why is it

easier to make an omelet from an egg than to make an

egg from an omelet? 92

5 Electricity and Magnetism: What is lightning? 119

6 Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation: What is color? 151

7 Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity: Can a

human ever travel faster than the speed of light, at

"warp speed"? 185

8 The Atom: Why are there so many diff erent materials

in the world? 209

9 Quantum Mechanics: How can the electron behave like

both a particle and a wave? 234

10 Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond: How does

blood clot? 254

11 Materials and Their Properties: How have computers

gotten so much faster? 289

12 The Nucleus of the Atom: How do scientists determine

the age of the oldest human fossils? 316

13 The Ultimate Structure of Matter: How can antimatter be

used to probe the human brain? 346

14 The Stars: How much longer can the Sun sustain life

on Earth? 369

15 Cosmology: Will the universe end? 396

16 Earth and Other Planets: Is Earth the only planet

with life? 422

17 Plate Tectonics: Can we predict destructive earthquakes? 458

18 Earth's Many Cycles: Will we ever run out of fresh water? 487

19 Ecology, Ecosystems, and the Environment: Are human

activities aff ecting the global environment? 520

20 Strategies of Life: What is life? 547

21 The Living Cell: What is the smallest living thing? 576

22 Molecules of Life: What constitutes a healthy diet? 600

23 Classical and Modern Genetics: Why do offspring

resemble their parents? 627

24 The New Science of Life: How did scientists develop a

vaccine for COVID 19? 653

25 Evolution: How did life emerge on the ancient Earth? 685

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