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Conceptual Integrated Science, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Paul G. Hewitt, Suzanne A Lyons, John A. Suchocki, Jennifer Yeh

Published by Addison-Wesley

Published Date: Dec 14, 2012

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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.


The Second Edition now includes MasteringPhysics®–an unrivaled homework, tutorial, and assessment system. Learning objectives have also been added so that students easily see the most important concepts in each chapter. Instructors using MasteringPhysics can assign content that is tied to these book-specific Learning Outcomes. End of chapter problems and questions have been organized according to Bloom’s Taxonomy so instructors can assess students at the correct level.

Table of Contents

1. About Science


Part I. Physics

2. Describing Motion

3. Newton’s Laws of Motion

4. Energy and Momentum

5. Gravity

6. Heat

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

16. Genetics

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

26. Weather

27. Environmental Geology


Part V. Astronomy

27. The Solar System

28. The Universe

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$69.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-82275-8