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Integrated Science

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780073512259

ISBN10:
0073512257
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/17/2012
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Summary

Integrated Science, Sixth Edition is a straightforward, easy-to-read, yet substantial introduction to the fundamental behavior of matter and energy in living and nonliving systems. The authors provide even, well-integrated coverage of physics, chemistry, earth science, astronomy, and biology. The text's pedagogy (chapter outlines, core concept maps, and overviews) reveals how the science disciplines are interrelated and integrated throughout the text. This edition continues to introduce basic concepts and key ideas while providing opportunities for students to learn reasoning skills and a new way of thinking about their environment. Additional content has been added to this edition, including a discussion of "Scientific Communication" to chapter 1, "Simple Machines" to chapter 3, and "efficiency" to chapter 4. The book is intended to serve the needs of non-science majors who are required to complete one or more science courses as part of a general or basic studies requirement. No prior work in science is assumed. The language, as well as the mathematics, is as simple as can be practical for a college-level science course.

Table of Contents

Brief TOC

Ch 1 What Is Science?

Ch 2 Motion

Ch 3 Energy

Ch 4 Heat and Temperature

Ch 5 Wave Motions and Sound

Ch 6 Electricity

Ch 7 Light

Ch 8 Atoms and Periodic Properties

Ch 9 Chemical Reactions

Ch 10 Water and Solutions

Ch 11 Nuclear Reactions

Ch 12 The Universe

Ch 13 The Solar System

Ch 14 Earth in Space

Ch 15 The Earth

Ch 16 The Earth's Surface

Ch 17 Earth's Weather

Ch 18 Earth's Waters

Ch 19 Organic and Biochemistry

Ch 20 The Nature of Living Things

Ch 21 The Origin and Evolution of Life

Ch 22 The History of Life on Earth

Ch 23 Ecology and Environment

Ch 24 Human Biology: Materials Exchange and Control Mechanisms

Ch 25 Human Biology: Reproduction

Ch 26 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics

Appendix A:
Mathematical Review
Working with Equations
Significant Figures
Conversion of Units
Scientific Notation

Appendix B: Solubilities Chart

Appendix C: Relative Humidity Table

Appendix D: Problem Solving

Appendix E: Follow-Up Example Solutions

Appendix F: Answers to Applying the Concepts

Appendix G: Solutions for Group A Parallel Exercises

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