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Product Description: From the structure of the atom to the jet engine, from the world's fossil record to the theory of relativity: here are the critical breakthroughs in technology, the paradigm shifts that led to modern science, and the discoveries and accomplishments that shape our world today and our future tomorrow...read more

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9781426217050 | Natl Geographic Society, October 24, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: From the structure of the atom to the jet engine, from the world's fossil record to the theory of relativity: here are the critical breakthroughs in technology, the paradigm shifts that led to modern science, and the discoveries and accomplishments that shape our world today and our future tomorrow.

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Product Description: Written by a well-known science author, this introductory text explores the physics of solids and the field of hydrodynamics. It focuses on modern applications, rather than mathematical formalism, with particular emphasis on geophysics, astrophysics, and medical physics...read more

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9780080181042 | Pergamon Pr, August 1, 1975, cover price $44.00 | About this edition: Written by a well-known science author, this introductory text explores the physics of solids and the field of hydrodynamics.

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9780486474373 | Dover Pubns, April 21, 2010, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Written by a well-known science author, this introductory text explores the physics of solids and the field of hydrodynamics.

Pick up any newspaper and there are articles that relate to science (genetic engineering, cancer research, etc.). This book takes an integrated approach to science to educate readers so they understand the issues and can participate in the debates that will only grow over time. Provides readers with a sound overview of the principles of sciences required to make decisions related to issues such as healthcare, technology, the environment, alternative energy sources, nutrition and medical research. Also examines the social or philosophical issues related to science, such as nuclear waste disposal, the human genome project, and priorities in medical research. It will also have increased coverage of biotechnology and biological examples will be added when relevant. This edition features relevant web sites behind each chapter and all new science news articles to keep current.

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9780470146484, titled "The Sciences: An Integrated Approach" | John Wiley & Son Ltd, April 2, 2007, cover price $244.95
9780471351528, titled "Sciences: An Integrated Approach" | John Wiley & Sons Inc, June 1, 1999, cover price $90.90 | also contains Best Friends | About this edition: Pick up any newspaper and there are articles that relate to science (genetic engineering, cancer research, etc.

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Product Description: "A marvelous excursion from the beach to the ends of the solar system . . . captivating."—The New York Times"So easy to understand yet so dense with knowledge that you'll never look at waves on a beach the same way again."—San Francisco Chronicle"One of the best popular science books...read more

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9780486445649 | Dover Pubns, August 26, 2005, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: "A marvelous excursion from the beach to the ends of the solar system .
9780020259206 | Collier Books, April 1, 1987, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: The author takes the elements of the seashore environment as his text as he explains such phenomena as waves, tides, and the formation of the planets

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Product Description: "Trefil surpasses almost all other scientists writing about science." — The New York Times"Fascinating reading. A mind-stretching book." — John Barkham ReviewsOne of the founders of modern quark theory traverses the eons to bring readers within the first millisecond of the Big Bang...read more

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9780486438139 | Dover Pubns, October 26, 2004, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: "Trefil surpasses almost all other scientists writing about science.
9780020967705 | Macmillan Pub Co, October 1, 1984, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: An introduction to the physics of the universe discusses the Big Bang theory and traces the development of the universe from before the moment of creation to the present

Product Description: From amusement park rides to critical environmental issues such as energy generation-physics affects almost every aspect of our world. In PHYSICS MATTERS, James Trefil and Robert Hazen examine the fundamental physics principles at work behind the many practical applications that fuel our society and individual lives...read more

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9780471751816 | John Wiley & Son Ltd, September 14, 2005, cover price $928.05 | About this edition: From amusement park rides to critical environmental issues such as energy generation-physics affects almost every aspect of our world.
9780471691785 | John Wiley & Son Ltd, April 15, 2004, cover price $768.75 | About this edition: Written by authors who have vast experience in communicating science to general audiences, Physics Matters conveys the principles of physics in a manner that is understandable to non-majors.
9780134635972, titled "Information Mechanics: Transformation of Information in Management Command Control and Communications" | Ellis Horwood Ltd, October 1, 1988, cover price $50.50 | also contains Information Mechanics: Transformation of Information in Management Command Control and Communications

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9780256119367, titled "Essentials of Accounting for Governmental and Not-For-Profit Organizations" | 3rd edition (Richard d Irwin, January 1, 1993), cover price $43.95 | also contains Essentials of Accounting for Governmental and Not-For-Profit Organizations | About this edition: Designed to provide less detailed coverage than available in larger texts, this volume aims to prepare accounting students for the Uniform CPA examination.

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Product Description: A national best-seller, The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy has been widely acclaimed for identifying and defining the core body of knowledge that no literate American should be without. Now, in its newly published Third Edition, it has been thoroughly updated to reflect the changing face of America and the need to more fully understand other peoples and cultures...read more

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9780740736520 | Pag edition (Andrews McMeel Pub, July 1, 2003), cover price $11.99 | About this edition: A national best-seller, The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy has been widely acclaimed for identifying and defining the core body of knowledge that no literate American should be without.

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An updated edition of the compendium defining the core of knowledge that all literate Americans should understand features hundreds of illustrations, maps, and photographs and encompasses a new multicultural focus and recent world events, technological advances, literature, and politics. 75,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780618226474 | Rev upd edition (Houghton Mifflin, October 3, 2002), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Provides information on ideas concerning people, places, ideas, and events currently under discussion, including gene therapy, NAFTA, pheromones, and Kwanzaa.

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Product Description: Good Seeing presents a readable, inspiring history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, from its founding in 1902, through the emergence of "big science" after World War II, to the institution's role in addressing the major science questions of the 21st century...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780309082617 | Joseph Henry Pr, December 1, 2001, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Good Seeing presents a readable, inspiring history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, from its founding in 1902, through the emergence of "big science" after World War II, to the institution's role in addressing the major science questions of the 21st century.

Presents nearly one thousand entries and 750 illustrations on science and technology, with bibliographies after each entry and sidebars containing relevant facts.
By Paul Ceruzzi (contributor), Harold Morowitz (contributor) and James S. Trefil (editor)

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9780415937245 | Routledge, September 1, 2001, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Presents nearly one thousand entries and 750 illustrations on science and technology, with bibliographies after each entry and sidebars containing relevant facts.

Looks at the development of the human embryo to determine at what point it acquires the unique qualities that set it apart from other living things

Prebinding:

9780785769996 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $18.75 | About this edition: Looks at the development of the human embryo to determine at what point it acquires the unique qualities that set it apart from other living things

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Spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope, Voyager, Pathfinder, and other space missions are enhanced with the vivid writing of award-winning science writer James Trefil in this fetching celebration of humankind's universe. (view table of contents)

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9780792274919 | Natl Geographic Society, September 1, 1999, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Text and images from the Hubble Space Telescope, Voyager, Pathfinder, and other space missions celebrate the universe as humankind knows it.

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Text and images from the Hubble Space Telescope, Voyager, Pathfinder, and other space missions celebrate the universe as humankind knows it. (view table of contents)

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9780792274902 | Natl Geographic Society, July 1, 1999, cover price $20.01 | About this edition: Text and images from the Hubble Space Telescope, Voyager, Pathfinder, and other space missions celebrate the universe as humankind knows it.

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Offers a look at the most pressing questions in science today, including the likelihood of extraterrestrial intelligence and of a medicinal cure for tumors

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9780395877401 | Mariner Books, November 14, 1997, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Offers a look at the most pressing questions in science today, including the likelihood of extraterrestrial intelligence and of a medicinal cure for tumors

Prebinding:

9781417629527 | Turtleback Books, November 1, 1997, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Offers a look at the most pressing questions in science today, including the likelihood of extraterrestrial intelligence and of a medicinal cure for tumors

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A physicist and science commentator for National Public Radio offers an entertaining, highly accessible look at the most pressing questions in science today, including the likelihood of extra-terrestrial intelligence and of a medicinal cure for tumors.

Hardcover:

9780395728628 | Houghton Mifflin, October 1, 1996, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Offers a look at the most pressing questions in science today including the likelihood of extraterrestrial intelligence and of a medicinal cure for tumors

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Looks at the development of the human embryo to determine at what point it acquires the unique qualities that set it apart from other living things

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9780195079272 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, October 1, 1992, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: Looks at the development of the human embryo to determine at what point it acquires the unique qualities that set it apart from other living things

Paperback:

9780195090468 | Reissue edition (Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, August 1, 1994), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Looks at the development of the human embryo to determine at what point it acquires the unique qualities that set it apart from other living things

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An updated edition of the compendium defining the core of knowledge that all literate Americans should understand features hundreds of illustrations, maps, and photographs and encompasses a new multicultural focus and recent world events. 100,000 first printing.

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9780395655979 | 2nd/rev&up edition (Houghton Mifflin, September 1, 1993), cover price $30.00 | also contains Wormwood - Gentleman Corpse: The First Few Pints | About this edition: Defines the people, places, sayings, and ideas representing essential information for literate Americans

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Traces the history of astronomy, looks at what we have learned about the Sun, Moon, stars and planets, and identifies key questions which face astronomers of the future

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9780394548432 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 1, 1986, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Traces the history of astronomy, looks at what we have learned about the Sun, Moon, stars and planets, and identifies key questions which face astronomers of the future

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Examines twelve carefully chosen questions to clarify modern physicists' view of the world, from cosmos to subatomic particles, and to show how every natural phenomenon can be explained in terms of one or more general principles

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9780020967804 | Macmillan Pub Co, March 1, 1985, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Examines twelve carefully chosen questions to clarify modern physicists' view of the world, from cosmos to subatomic particles, and to show how every natural phenomenon can be explained in terms of one or more general principles

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Examines twelve carefully chosen questions to clarify modern physicists' view of the world, from cosmos to subatomic particles, and to show how every natural phenomenon can be explained in terms of one or more general principles

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9780684178691 | Scribner, April 1, 1983, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Examines twelve carefully chosen questions to clarify modern physicists' view of the world, from cosmos to subatomic particles, and to show how every natural phenomenon can be explained in terms of one or more general principles

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Discusses the creation of a possible space colony, on the basis of current technology, and examines techniques, materials, material transportation, building processes, and life in such a colony

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9780684171715 | Atheneum, December 1, 1981, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Discusses technological and human aspects of the colonization of space as it may be experienced by future generations.

An introduction to physics and such concepts as the scientific method, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, the Newtonian world, and the theory of relativity is presented in a format that views the science in relation to the development of Western civilization

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9780080198637 | Pergamon Pr, February 1, 1979, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: An introduction to physics and such concepts as the scientific method, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, the Newtonian world, and the theory of relativity is presented in a format that views the science in relation to the development of Western civilization

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