This introductory physical science text discusses the essentials of physics, chemistry, geology, astronomy and meteorology using the most up-to-date information on the most recent discoveries in space. The latest photographs from Neptune, information on the Great Attractor, black holes, and dark matter in the Universe are all explained with real life examples illustrating the concepts clearly. Special features include and more multiple choice questions and problems at the ends of chapters; less rigorous maths to ensure that the mathematical skills of students do not interfere with the learning of basic concepts.
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On Line Learning Center. The OLC contains the instructor's manual, digital transparencies, clip art image set, and professional resources for the instructor. It also contains self quizzing, animations, on-line multiple choice quizzes, matching exercises, key term flashcards, crossword puzzles, web links, a glossary, and much more for the student.
Updated information: Chapter 6 on Waves was reorganized to provide a more effective treatment of this subject. Content was updated on such subjects as energy supply, global warming, the solar system, and the structure and evolution of the universe. New information has been incorporated in 23 new sidebars. Sixty new illustrations were also added to this edition.
Essential Study Partner CD ROM packaged free with every text. This CD ROM contains guest essays, sample solved problems, animations, an image bank, quizzes, crossword puzzles, flashcards, and an Interactive Student Study Guide. The study guide features detailed chapter outlines, chapter goals, and many practices exercises, including short answer, multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, and matching.
Emphasis on scientific method of inquiry - how scientists think.
Math Refresher at the back of the book. This self-contained section provides back ground information for all of the math used in the book.
More conceptual in its approach than most physical science texts. Because of this conceptual emphasis, Krauskopf is careful to make sure that math is not a focus of the book.
Emphasis on environment, structure of matter, science of life.
Superb pedagogy: updated "A Scientist at Work" essays, 34 biographies of important scientists, worked examples and exercises, chapter summaries, conceptual questions and problems, 107 high-interest sidebars applying science to everday life, and answers to all odd-numbered questions and problems.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Education (ISE Editions), 1991. Book Condition: Good. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. Bookseller Inventory # 3228141