The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, 5th Edition
October 2006, ©2007
Applauded by students and instructors for its easy-to-read style and detail appropriate for non-science majors, the fifth edition has thoroughly updated content bringing the most up-to-date coverage to the students in all five disciplines. The fifth edition marks the first time Wiley Plus is available with The Sciences - providing the text with an additional dimension in which students can, among other things, do homework and solve problems that relate to the science disciplines covered.
Chapter 2: The Ordered Universe.
Chapter 3: Energy.
Chapter 4: Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Chapter 5: Electricity and Magnetism.
Chapter 6: Waves and Electromagnetic radiation.
Chapter 7: Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity.
Chapter 8: The Atom.
Chapter 9: Quantum Mechanics.
Chapter 10: Atoms in Combination: The Chemical Bond.
Chapter 11: Properties of Materials.
Chapter 12: The Nucleus of the Atom.
Chapter 13: The Ultimate Structure of Matter.
Chapter 14: The Stars.
Chapter 15: Cosmology.
Chapter 16: The Earth and Other Planets.
Chapter 17: Plate Tectonics
Chapter 18: Cycles of the Earth.
Chapter 19: Ecology, Ecosystems and the Environment.
Chapter 20: Strategies of Life.
Chapter 21: Molecules of Life.
Chapter 22: The Living Cell.
Chapter 23: Classical and Modern Genetics.
Chapter 24: The New Science of Life.
Chapter 25: Evolution.
Some of the most major changes to this edition are:
Chapter 1: Science: A Way of Knowing, contains new material on measurements and units of measurements as well as significant changes to the section on hypotheses and theories.
Chapter 3: Energy, includes and expanded discussion on heat or thermal energy to include more about atoms and molecules. Additionally, there is a new section entitled “The United States and it’s Energy Future.”
Chapter 7: Relativity, features new information on predictions and testing of the theory of relativity.
Chapter 9: Quantum Mechanics, incorporates a new section on quantum entanglements.
Chapter 10: Atoms in Combination, attempts to clarify definitions and connections with a new opening section on electron shells, the periodic table, and chemical bonding.
Chapter 11: Properties of Materials, contains a new section on field-effect transistors.
Chapter 13: The Ultimate Structure of Matter, includes added material on string theory and new accelerators.
Chapter 14: The Stars, contains the updated list of orbiting observatories as well as a major revision of the section on black holes.
Chapter 15: Cosmology, newly discusses the discovery of dark energy.
Chapter 16: The Earth and Other Planets, is reorganized to reflect numerous solar system objects and NASA missions to study them. Two new sections are included in this chapter: “The Formation of the Solar System” and “Exploring the Solar System.” Additional new material on “Xena” the “tenth planet” has also been added.
Chapter 19: Ecology, Ecosystems, and the Environment, has been updated with the most recent global warming data.
Chapter 20: Strategies of Life, incorporates Carl Woese’s delineation of the three domains of life to more accurately reflect modern thinking on this subject.
Chapter 21: The Living Cell, formerly Chapter 22, has been moved forward in order to make the discussion of cells and their structure more natural before delving into Chapter 22, The Molecules of Life.
Chapter 23: Classical and Modern Genetics, expands the discussion of the Human Genome Project, AIDS, embryonic development, and stem cells.
Chapter 24: The New Science of Life, reflects this rapidly evolving area of science with new coverage of genetic engineering, DNA fingerprinting, cloning, stem cells, and cancer.
Chapter 25: Evolution, includes significantly updated and enhanced coverage on the origin of life (especially chemical evolution), creationism and intelligent design, and hominid evolution.
Great Ideas Across the Sciences--A concept map featuring the central, Great Idea in each chapter and its applications to different branches of science and everyday life. An excellent tool hammer home for students the relationship between all of the branches of science.
Mathematical Equations and Worked Examples. Key equations and appropriate worked examples are provided in many chapters. Whenever an equation is introduced, it is presented in three steps: first as an English sentence, then as a word equation, and finally in its traditional symbolic form. This is a helpful feature for a course in which most students suffer from a fear or discomfort with mathematics.
Science of Life boxes highlight biologic examples in the text. Topics include CAT scans and nuclear tracers, and the different ways that animals use sound.
The Ongoing Process of Science boxes examine current areas of research to show how the scientific method is applied by today’s scientists.
Science News boxes present synopses of articles from the weekly periodical Science News, giving students a better understanding of new discoveries reported in the popular press.
Stop and Think! Questions challenge students to think critically about the implications of a scientific discovery or principle.