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Chemistry experiments that can be done at home or in the classroom using easily obtained and inexpensive materials. Now available in paperback! Includes step-by-step instructions for thirty experiments that demonstrate the scientific method.
The development of the plate tectonic theory was one of the great revolutions in the history of science. Before the plate tectonic theory, most scientists believed that Earth was a static planet that never really changed. Working like detectives, a small group of pioneering individuals slowly pieced together an entirely different picture of our Earth, showing that the planet is really a dynamic, active world.
The sun’s warmthwhile enjoyed by the inner planetsloses its strength in the outer solar system, as does our knowledge. The mysterious Jovian planets and dwarf planets, ultra-red matter, and short-period comets will fascinate readers endlessly. As NASAs New Horizon mission will tell us more about Pluto and the Kuiper Belt in 2015, this book lays the foundation in anticipation of our impending new truths. The narrative is supported by gorgeous photographs and fascinating sidebars.
We are always hearing about the Next Big Thing. Whether it is a new iPhone or the New World, the freshest and newest inventions, discoveries, and fads loom large in the public mind. The impact that everyone thinks these "next big things" will have is often more important than the actual impact it generates. After all, if it fails, it will be almost immediately forgotten. The Next Big Thing searches through 3,000 years of Western culture to find the colorful and key steps (and missteps) that led us to where we are today.P
“Garbage is gold,” according to one expert quoted in this standout survey of what happens to what we throw away and how those decisions affect the globe. As in other titles in the Hot Topics series, this overview offers a balance of viewpoints in its clear comparison of traditional methods of waste management with more sustainable technologies, such as recycling and new landfill techniques.
"The Facts On File Biology Handbook, Revised Edition" offers students a full view of this vital branch of science, in the form of a one-stop reference, with more than 1,700 glossary entries.
Unlike all the planets closer to the Sun, known since antiquity, the farthest reaches are the discoveries of the modern world. Uranus was discovered in 1781, Neptune in 1846, Pluto in 1930, the Kuiper belt group of objects in 1992, and though the Oort cloud has been theorized since 1950, its first member was found in 2004. The discovery of the outer planets made such an impression on the minds of mankind that they were immortalized in the names of the newly discovered elements: uranium, neptunium, and plutonium, an astonishingly deadly constituent of atomic bombs.
Fully revised and updated content matching new Cambridge International Examinations 9701 syllabus for first examination in 2016. Endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations, the Second edition of the AS/A Level Chemistry Coursebook comprehensively covers all the knowledge and skills students need for AS/A Level Chemistry 9701 (first examination 2016). Written by renowned experts in Chemistry, the text is written in an accessible style with international learners in mind. The Coursebook is easy to navigate with colour-coded sections to differentiate between AS and A Level content.
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