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Description - The Five Biggest Ideas in Science by Charles M. Wynn

In a thought-provoking and entertaining exploration of The Five Biggest Ideas in Science, authors Charles Wynn and Arthur Wiggins provide a panoramic view of the questions scientists seek to answer about the natural world: Do basic building blocks of matter exist, and if so, what do they look like? Big Idea Number 1: Physics' Model of the Atom. What relationships, if any, exist among different kinds of atoms? Big Idea Number 2: Chemistry's Periodic Law. Where did the atoms of the universe come from, and what is their destiny? Big Idea Number 3: Astronomy's Big Bang Theory. How is the matter of the universe arranged in planet Earth? Big Idea Number 4: Geology's Plate Tectonics Model. How did life on planet Earth originate and develop? Big Idea Number 5: Biology's Theory of Evolution. Get set for a lively and informative discussion, as you also learn how to evaluate potential applications of these and other scientific ideas.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471138129
ISBN-10: 0471138126
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 160mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 10-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charles M. Wynn

CHARLES M. WYNN, Professor of Chemistry at Eastern Connecticut State University ARTHUR W. WIGGINS, Professor of Physics at Oakland Community College in Michigan, are the authors of science textbooks and numerous journal articles. Each has been the recipient of "Best Teacher" awards. SIDNEY HARRIS is "America's premier science cartoonist" (Isaac Asimov).

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