This best-selling introduction to the physical and life sciences emphasizes concepts over computation and treats equations as a guide to thinking so the reader can connect ideas.
Conceptual Integrated Science covers physics, chemistry, earth science, astronomy, and biology at a level appropriate for non-science students. The conceptual approach relates science to everyday life, is personal and direct, deemphasizes jargon, and emphasizes central ideas. The conceptual ideas serve as the foundation supporting and integrating all the sciences.
Table of Contents
1. About Science
Part I. Physics
2. Describing Motion
3. Newton’s Laws of Motion
4. Energy and Momentum
7. Electricity and Magnetism
8. Waves—Sound and Light
Part II. Chemistry
9. The Atom
10. Nuclear Physics
11. Investigating Matter
12. Chemical Bonds and Mixtures
13. Chemical Reactions
14. Organic Chemistry
Part III. Biology
15. The Basic Unit of Life—The Cell
17. The Evolution of Life
18. Biological Diversity
19. Human Biology I—Control and Development
20. Human Biology II—Care and Maintenance
21. Ecosystems and Environment
Part IV. Earth Science
22. Plate Tectonics
23. Rocks and Minerals
24. Earth’s Surface—Land and Water
25. Surface Processes
27. Environmental Geology
Part V. Astronomy
27. The Solar System
28. The Universe
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