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Science Matters: Achieving Science Literacy | [Robert M. Hazen, James Trefil]

Science Matters: Achieving Science Literacy

These 18 lucid essays on chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy and biology will help listeners comprehend today's science news.
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Publisher's Summary

These 18 lucid essays on chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy and biology will help listeners comprehend today's science news.

©2009 James Trefil and Robert M. Hazen; (P)2009 Random House

What the Critics Say

"Lucid and lively. Hazen and Trefil have a particular genius for picturing even formidably abstract ideas in concrete images.... Science Mattersis as good as they get." (The Washington Post Book World)
"Hazen and Trefil are unpretentious, good, down-to-earth, we-can-explain-anything science teachers, the kind you wish you had but never did." (The New York Times)
"Easily one of the finest available single-volume introductions to science." (Kirkus Review)

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    Timothy LITTLETON, CO, United States 02-28-13
    Timothy LITTLETON, CO, United States 02-28-13
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    Would you listen to Science Matters again? Why?

    This book was a good refresher of some basic principles and ideas and is okay for first year science classes for high school students.


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    Amazon Customer 02-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    What made the experience of listening to Science Matters the most enjoyable?

    the tone and pacing of the book were just right. I listened to it with my 7 year old


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


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    Thomas Plano, TX, United States 10-11-12
    Thomas Plano, TX, United States 10-11-12 Member Since 2012

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    "On the road to becoming scientifically literate"

    Words cannot fully sum of the vast importance of this audiobook. In it is first explained why every single citizen should be scientifically literate. It is quite literally of paramount importance. I cannot sum it quite as well as the book elaborates.

    Additionally, I found out that I was not quite as literate as I had thought. I learned some new concepts, and at the end felt so much more enlightened by all this SCIENCE!

    As a scientist, books like this make me smile, not only because of the data and facts, but because of the noble attempt to teach the world the basics, and sum it all up in one book.

    Do not let this idea scare you, nothing is delved into in vast detail. This is an incredibly broad set of descriptions to bring you up to speed on basic science and how some things work. America's future depends on science, as well as every other technologically competant country!

    Listen now!

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    James Mooroopna, Australia 07-15-12
    James Mooroopna, Australia 07-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great read!"

    A great overall review of the sciences. I think it achieves what it sets out to do.

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    Joe Hoover 05-27-12
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    Would you listen to Science Matters again? Why?

    yes,excellent for one such as myself with a low IQ for basic science


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    just overall info


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    Geoff Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada 10-01-10
    Geoff Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada 10-01-10 Member Since 2014
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    This was a uninteresting read.
    I recommend The Logical Leap for something similar but with better narrative.

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