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Quarks, Critters, & Chaos: What Science Terms Really Mean

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Research in science and technology is advancing at dizzying speed?often leaving the layperson in its wake. Now, for readers of Oliver Saks, Stephen Hawking, Lewis Thomas, and Stephen Jay Gould, ,i>Quarks, Critters, and Chaos cuts through the jargon to get to the real meaning of dozens of the latest scientific concepts. Written in a lively, journalistic voice, and far more browsable, informative, and entertaining than a mere dictionary, here are concise, clear explanations of everything from the red shift, dark matter and Buckyballs to oncogenes, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology.

Grouped by scientific field, the more than 100 entries here include:

  • Explanations of the newest discoveries in astronomy and physics, psychology and medicine, nature and technology, and more
  • The terms used by environmentalists in today's urgent debate on the fate of the Earth
  • The latest?and most startling?scientific theories like cold fusion, chaos, virtual reality, and the Gaia Hypothesis
  • Dozens of line drawings that make potentially difficult topics instantly clear
  • An up-to-date bibliography of the very best in popular science writing
From the life of the cell to the Theory of Everything, here's the one book you'll need to share the excitement of those exploring the outer limits of scientific knowledge today.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671847456
Subtitle:
(what science terms really mean )
Author:
Shroyer, Jo Ann
Publisher:
Prentice Hall References
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Science -- Popular works.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
147
Publication Date:
1993
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
x, 245 p.

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