Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy

3.98 avg rating
( 464 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780307454584: Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy

Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of science is fundamental to cultural literacy. But most books on science are often too obscure or too specialized to do the general reader much good.

Science Matters is a rare exception-a science book for the general reader that is informative enough to be a popular textbook for introductory courses in high school and college, and yet well-written enough to appeal to general readers uncomfortable with scientific jargon and complicated mathematics. And now, revised and expanded for the first time in nearly two decades, it is up-to-date, so that readers can enjoy Hazen and Trefil's refreshingly accessible explanations of the most recent developments in science, from particle physics to biotechnology.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Publisher:

"Easily one of the finest available single-volume introductions to science."-- Kirkus Review

"Comprehensible and carefully paced."--Booklist

About the Author:

ROBERT M. HAZEN is the author of more than 350 articles and 20 books on earth science, materials science, origins of life, history and music. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he received the Mineralogical Society of America Award, the Ipatief Prize, the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, and other awards for his research and writing. Hazen is a researcher at the Carnegie Institution for Science and is Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences at George Mason University. His recent books include Genesis: The Scientific Quest for Life's Origins and The Sciences: An Integrated Approach (with James Trefil).

JAMES TREFIL, Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University, is the author of over 40 books and 100 articles in professional journals. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the World Economic Forum. He is the recipient of the Andrew Gemant Award (American institute of Physics), the Westinghouse and Subaru Awards (American Association for the Advancement of Science) and the 2008 Science Writing Award (American Physical Society). His most recent books are Why Science and The Sciences: An Integrated Approach (with Robert Hazen).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hazen, Robert M.
ISBN 10: 0307454584 ISBN 13: 9780307454584
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9780307454584

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

HAZEN, ROBERT M.
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0307454584 ISBN 13: 9780307454584
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0307454584

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hazen, Robert M.
ISBN 10: 0307454584 ISBN 13: 9780307454584
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780307454584

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Robert M Hazen, Clarence J Robinson Professor of Physics James Trefil
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0307454584 ISBN 13: 9780307454584
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of science is fundamental to cultural literacy. But most books on science are often too obscure or too specialized to do the general reader much good. Science Matters is a rare exception-a science book for the general reader that is informative enough to be a popular textbook for introductory courses in high school and college, and yet well-written enough to appeal to general readers uncomfortable with scientific jargon and complicated mathematics. And now, revised and expanded for the first time in nearly two decades, it is up-to-date, so that readers can enjoy Hazen and Trefil s refreshingly accessible explanations of the most recent developments in science, from particle physics to biotechnology. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780307454584

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Hazen, Robert M., Trefil, James
Published by Anchor (2009)
ISBN 10: 0307454584 ISBN 13: 9780307454584
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
pickabook
(san francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Anchor, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000172663

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Robert M Hazen, Clarence J Robinson Professor of Physics James Trefil
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 0307454584 ISBN 13: 9780307454584
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of science is fundamental to cultural literacy. But most books on science are often too obscure or too specialized to do the general reader much good. Science Matters is a rare exception-a science book for the general reader that is informative enough to be a popular textbook for introductory courses in high school and college, and yet well-written enough to appeal to general readers uncomfortable with scientific jargon and complicated mathematics. And now, revised and expanded for the first time in nearly two decades, it is up-to-date, so that readers can enjoy Hazen and Trefil s refreshingly accessible explanations of the most recent developments in science, from particle physics to biotechnology. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780307454584

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Hazen, Robert M.; Trefil, James
Published by Anchor
ISBN 10: 0307454584 ISBN 13: 9780307454584
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Sunshine Book Store
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Anchor. Book Condition: New. 0307454584 Brand New, Choose Expedited shipping for GUARANTEED delivery within 4-5 business days. Standard Delivery within 6-14 business days. We may not ship to PO Box, APO , FPO Address, please contact us. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # EO_9780307454584

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Robert M. Hazen; James Trefil
ISBN 10: 0307454584 ISBN 13: 9780307454584
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97803074545840000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Hazen, Robert M.
Published by Anchor (2009)
ISBN 10: 0307454584 ISBN 13: 9780307454584
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Anchor, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0307454584

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Hazen, Robert M./ Trefil, James
ISBN 10: 0307454584 ISBN 13: 9780307454584
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Softcover. Book Condition: New. Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of science is fundamental to cultural literacy. But most books on science are often too obscure or too specialized to do the general reader much good.Science Matters is a rare exception-a science book for the general reader that is informative enough to be a popular textbook for introductory courses in high school and college, and yet well-written enough to appeal to general readers uncomfortable with scientific jargon and complicated mathematics. And now, revised and expanded for the first time in nearly two decades, it is up-to-date, so that readers can enjoy Hazen and Trefil's refreshingly accessible explanations of the most recent developments in science, from particle physics to biotechnology. Bookseller Inventory # 116438681

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book