Integrated Science, Fifth 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. 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: Solutions for Group A Parallel Exercises Appendix E: Problem Solving Glossary
Retired from teaching at Delta College summer/2000. Eldon has over 30 years teaching experience in biology, zoology, and environmental science. Eldon has been a Fullbright Exchange Teacher in Australia and Scotland, received the Bergstein Award for Teaching Excellence at Delta College, and participated in an Earthwatch Research Program in Costa Rica. In addition to the environmental science text, Eldon is co-author of the very successful CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY, general biology text with WCB.