All About Chemistry


Author: Robert Winston

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241250587

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 7854

An explosive look at chemistry with Robert Winston, All about Chemistry answers all those intriguing questions your kids ask... Why are helium balloons lighter than air? What are the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone? All About Chemistry takes an amazing look at the what, why and how of science. From the geeky Greeks to explosive elements kids can enter a world of discovery as they find out the extraordinary way our world works. It's chemistry, but not as you know it.

It's Elementary!

Putting the crackle into chemistry


Author: Robert Winston

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405325690

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 7945

This children's book takes the everyday matter of chemistry and transforms it into a subject of wonder, fun and discovery. It's Elementary! is full of amazing facts, fantastic images and an incredible world of elements to explore. From the stone age to twentieth century, readers can follow the story of ever increasing knowledge of what the elements are and how they are in everything around us. All the basics are here, but in a way that readers can relate to, like finding out what elements make the colours in a firework and what's in a bottle of mineral water. It's Elementary! is not just a reference book: it's an interactive book that gets readers thinking and appeals to readers of all ages.

The Big Questions: A Short Introduction to Philosophy


Author: Robert C. Solomon,Kathleen M. Higgins

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133610641

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

View: 5601

Solomon and Higgins's engaging text covers philosophy's central ideas in an accessible, approachable manner. You'll explore timeless big questions about the self, God, justice, and other meaningful topics, gaining the context you need for an understanding of the foundational issues, as well as the confidence to establish your own informed positions on these big questions. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Kurze Antworten auf große Fragen


Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608115102

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 2377

Stephen Hawkings Vermächtnis In seinem letzten Buch gibt Stephen Hawking Antworten auf die drängendsten Fragen unserer Zeit und nimmt uns mit auf eine persönliche Reise durch das Universum seiner Weltanschauung. Seine Gedanken zu Ursprung und Zukunft der Menschheit sind zugleich eine Mahnung, unseren Heimatplaneten besser vor den Gefahren unserer Gegenwart zu schützen. Zugänglich und klar finden Sie in diesem Buch Hawkings Antworten auf die drängendsten Fragen unserer Zeit. - Warum gibt es uns Menschen überhaupt? - Und woher kommen wir? - Gibt es im Weltall andere intelligente Lebewesen? - Existiert Gott? - In welchem Zustand befindet sich unser Heimatplanet? - Werden wir auf der Erde überleben? - Retten oder zerstören uns Naturwissenschaften und Technik? - Hilft uns die künstliche Intelligenz, die Erde zu bewahren? - Können wir den Weltraum bevölkern? - Wie werden wir die Schwächsten – Kinder, Kranke, alte Menschen – schützen? - Wie werden wir unsere Kinder erziehen? Brillanter Physiker, revolutionärer Kosmologe, unerschütterlicher Optimist. Für Stephen Hawking bergen die Weiten des Universums nicht nur naturwissenschaftliche Geheimnisse. In seinem persönlichsten Buch beantwortet der Autor die großen Fragen des menschlichen Lebens und spricht die wichtigsten Themen unserer Zeit an. Zugänglich und klar erläutert er die Folgen des menschlichen Fortschritts – vom Klimawandel bis hin zu künstlicher Intelligenz – und diskutiert seine Gefahren. Hier finden Sie Hawkings Antworten auf die Urfragen der Menschheit. Ein großer Appell an politische Machthaber und jeden Einzelnen von uns, unseren bedrohten Heimatplaneten besser zu schützen.

1,001 GED Practice Questions For Dummies


Author: Stuart Donnelly

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119301009

Category: Study Aids

Page: 464

View: 4936

1,001 practice opportunities for passing the GED test Ready to take the GED test? Get a head start on a high score with 1,001 GED Test Practice Questions For Dummies. Inside, you'll find 1,001 practice questions on all four sections of the GED test: Mathematical Reasoning, Science, Social Studies, and Reading & Language Arts. All of the question types and formats you'll encounter on the exam are here, so you can study, practice, and increase your chances of scoring higher on the big day. Earning a passing score on the GED test will boost your self-esteem, enable you to continue your education, and qualify you for better-paying jobs—it's a win-win! If you're preparing for this important exam, there are 1,001 opportunities in this guide to roll up your sleeves, put your nose to the grindstone, and get the confidence to perform your very best. Includes free, one-year access to practice questions online Offers 1,001 GED test practice questions—from easy to hard Lets you track your progress, see where you need more help, and create customized question sets Provides detailed, step-by-step answers and explanations for every question Study with the book or study online—or do a little of both—and get ready to pass the GED test with flying colors!

The Big Questions

Tackling the Problems of Philosophy with Ideas from Mathematics, Economics and Physics


Author: Steven E. Landsburg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847399290

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5182

What's wrong with stealing? What's the best way to blood test a pot-bellied pig? Should we tolerate intolerance? In the wake of his enormously popular books, The Armchair Economistand More Sex is Safer Sex, Steven Landsburg uses concepts from maths, economics and physics to address the big questions in philosophy: Where does knowledge come from? What's the difference between right and wrong? Do our beliefs matter? Is it possible to know everything? Provocative, utterly entertaining and always surprising, The Big Questions challenges readers to re-evaluate their most fundamental beliefs and reveals the relationship between the loftiest philosophical quests and our everyday lives.

Surviving Chemistry AP Exam 2014-2015

Questions for Exam Practice


Author: Effiong Eyo

Publisher: E3 Scholastic Publishing

ISBN: 1497504600

Category: Science

Page: 294

View: 1341

Surviving Chemistry AP Exam 2014 - 2015. Completely revised to fit the new AP Chemistry 6 Big Ideas concepts, testing and scoring formats. The only book that you need the last couple of weeks before your exam. . 14 Days of organized and engaging practice question sets. . 4 total AP Practice Exams for a great chance at a 5. . Easy to use Scoring Guidelines to all Free Response questions. . Clean, simplified, and easy-to-understand Answers with Clean and Clear Explanations. . Easy to use Scoring Worksheet to determine your AP Chem score for all 4 practice tests. . Over 20 PES, mass spec and analysis questions. . Over 100 questions based on graphs, diagrams and tables. . A question or more for just about every Learning Objective. We took our time to remove, revise, and/or replace over 90% of the questions from our 2013 Edition. Our book is 2014 Ready!! Please preview.

Cracking the AP Chemistry



Author: Paul Foglino,Princeton Review

Publisher: The Princeton Review

ISBN: 9780375763823

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 8520

Provides techniques for achieving high scores on the AP chemistry exam and includes full-length practice tests.


The Practical Science


Author: Paul B. Kelter,Michael D. Mosher,Andrew Scott

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0618000720

Category: Science

Page: 1055

View: 3260

From core concepts to current applications, Chemistry: The Practical Science promotes an interrogative approach that develops effective problem solvers and critical thinkers for today's world. Using the text and its pedagogical features as a model, students learn to appreciate the role of questioning in the process of chemistry and begin to think like chemists. In addition, applications woven throughout the narrative, examples, and exercises present core chemical concepts in the context of everyday life. This integrated approach encourages curiosity and demonstrates the relevance of chemistry and its uses in students' lives, their future careers, and their world. Chemistry introduces new topics as an instructor would in the classroom. The authors' approach to problem solving prompts students to begin by asking questions about the topic, think critically to arrive at a solution, evaluate their answers, and uncover related information about the concepts being explored. A dynamic art program, comprehensive end-of-chapter materials, and powerful technology resources complete this innovative textbook program. Real-world applications integrated throughout the chapter-opening case studies, examples, and exercises demonstrate why chemistry matters, as well as its uses in industry, the human body, and the environment. Boxed essays explore scientific applications; connections between nano-level interactions and chemistry at the macro level; and current, controversial topics related to chemistry. In addition, Applications Icons highlight Chemical Encounters and other real-world applications in the narrative. Sample worked-out exercises complement the authors' problem-solving approach and help students develop critical-thinking skills. Each exercise begins with a Question, followed by First Thoughts to capture and maintain student interest. The worked-out Solution, accompanied by Further Insights, extends the concept. Finally, Practice problems and corresponding End-of-Chapter Exercises provide an opportunity for students to apply this approach independently. Designed for optimal student support, Here's What We Know So Far in-chapter summaries reinforce complex or important chemical concepts, and The Bottom Line end-of-chapter reviews highlight the main topics of each chapter and provide key words with definitions and page references for further review. End-of-chapter problems test students' understanding of key concepts and problem-solving skills. Organized by chapter section and in pairs, Skills Review and Chemical Applications and Practices are followed by increasingly challenging Comprehensive Problems and Thinking Beyond the Calculation exercises that involve multiple concepts. The dynamic art program promotes visual learning and resonates with students who expect exciting and appealing graphics. Molecular-level illustrations of key concepts help students connect nanoscale activity to macroscale phenomena, while electrostatic potential maps use vibrant colors to demonstrate the distribution of electrons within a molecule. For further visual learning, the HM ClassPresent CD offers scaleable, searchable animations and lab demonstration videos for use in classroom presentations. The innovative technology program reinforces concepts and allows students to practice problem-solving strategies. Interactive teaching and learning tools—from Chemwork interactive homework problems to video lessons from Thinkwell—present content in a variety of formats to meet different learning styles. Accuracy reviewers worked diligently to ensure the integrity of content, exercises, and supplements for Chemistry: The Practical Science.

50 Chemistry Ideas You Really Need to Know


Author: Hayley Birch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848666683

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2784

Chemistry is at the cutting edge of our lives. How does a silicon chip work? How can we harness natural products to combat human disease? And is it possible to create artificial muscles? Providing answers to these questions and many more, 50 Chemistry Ideas You Really Need to Know is an engaging guide to the world of chemistry. From the molecules that kick-started life itself to nanotechnology, chemistry offers some fascinating insights into our origins, as well as continuing to revolutionize life as we know it. In 50 short instalments, this accessible book discusses everything from the arguments of the key thinkers to the latest research methods, using timelines to place each theory in context - telling you all you need to know about the most important ideas in chemistry, past and present. Contents include: Thermodynamics, Catalysts, Fermentation, Green Chemistry, Separation, Crystallography, Microfabrication, Computational Chemistry, Chemistry Occurring in Nature, Manmade Solutions: Beer, Plastic, Artificial Muscles and Hydrogen Future.

The Big Questions

A Short Introduction to Philosophy


Author: Robert C. Solomon

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P


Category: Philosophy

Page: 298

View: 2325

Organic Chemistry

Pearls of Wisdom


Author: Thomas Vallombroso

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781584090168

Category: Medical

Page: 205

View: 1755

Physical Sciences

General Chemistry


Author: David Clark

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9781890369224

Category: Science

Page: 252

View: 4405

General Chemistry: Pearls of Wisdom is a review manual that contains valuable help for students preparing for the AP Chemistry Test, MCAT, VCAT and DCAT, as well as improving their chemistry knowledge base. Written in a rapid-fire question and answer format, this study aid will provide you with the instant gratification of a correct answer. This book emphasizes key facts that may be overlooked, quickly forgotten and that somehow seem to be needed on the MCAT, VCAT, DCAT and similar examinations.

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

the final book from Stephen Hawking


Author: Stephen Hawking

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473696003

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3036

THE No.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'A beautiful little book by a brilliant mind' DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty' GUARDIAN The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. Is there a God? How did it all begin? Can we predict the future? What is inside a black hole? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? How do we shape the future? Will we survive on Earth? Should we colonise space? Is time travel possible? Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet. And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind. Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. A percentage of all royalties will go to charity.

CliffsNotes AP Chemistry


Author: Angela Woodward Spangenberg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544519841

Category: Study Aids

Page: 448

View: 6136

Test prep for the AP Chemistry exam, with 100% brand-new content that reflects recent exam changes Addressing the major overhaul that the College Board recently made to the AP Chemistry exam, this AP Chemistry test-prep guide includes completely brand-new content tailored to the exam, administered every May. Features of the guide include review sections of the six "big ideas" that the new exam focuses on: Fundamental building blocks Molecules and interactions Chemical reactions Reaction rates Thermodynamics Chemical equilibrium Every section includes review questions and answers. Also included in the guide are two full-length practice tests as well as a math review section and sixteen discrete laboratory exercises to prepare AP Chemistry students for the required laboratory experiments section on the exam.

Life's Big Questions


Author: William R. Grimbol,Jeffrey Astrachan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780028643021

Category: Religion

Page: 290

View: 1673

An inspirational look at the big questions -- and powerful answers -- to be found in Judeo-Christian faith, written by a minister and a rabbi with years of experience working with young people. -- The success of the entire God's Little Instruction Book and Chicken Soup series clearly shows a need/desire among people of all ages to find a way to handle and understand both the everyday and extraordinary crises of life. -- The decades-long success of Rabbi Harold S. Kushner's When Bad Things Happen To Good People spoke clearly and movingly to readers of all faiths, tackling tough questions with sometimes painful answers; Life's Big Questions is such a book. Young people -- from teens to twenty somethings -- are searching for the answers to life's most pressing concerns -- from "Who am I, really?" to "What's the point?" to "When will I stop being so afraid?" and "Why me?"--and what better place to look for the answers than the Old and New Testaments? Here, at last, is a book to help readers find their personal answers, whether they are Christian or Jewish, whether they have already found faith or are still searching.

The five biggest unsolved problems in science


Author: Arthur W. Wiggins,Charles M. Wynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Reference

Page: 234

View: 5839

An in-depth look at the most intriguing puzzles in science toda In this illuminating book, professors Arthur Wiggins and Charles Wynn explore what they believe are the five biggest science problems LI>Physics: Why do some particles have mass, while others have none? LI>Chemistry: By what series of chemical reactions did atoms form the first living things? LI>Biology: What is the complete structure and function of the proteome? LI>Geology: Is accurate, long-range weather forecasting possible? LI>Astronomy: Why is the universe expanding faster and faster? P>Wiggins and Wynn carefully explain each of these problems, then discuss the theories that address them. Some of the many topics covered include string theory, the human genome, chaos theory, and protein folding Featuring humorous illustrations from renowned science cartoonist Sidney Harris, this book invites you to explore the events that led to these problems and the cutting-edge efforts being made to solve them. The authors also provide Idea Folders, which contain additional details about the unsolved problems, and Resources for Digging Deeper, such as books, periodicals, and Web sites

Chemistry Education

Best Practices, Opportunities and Trends


Author: Javier García-Martínez,Elena Serrano-Torregrosa

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527679324

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 792

View: 7341

Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2017 Award This comprehensive collection of top-level contributions provides a thorough review of the vibrant field of chemistry education. Highly-experienced chemistry professors and education experts cover the latest developments in chemistry learning and teaching, as well as the pivotal role of chemistry for shaping a more sustainable future. Adopting a practice-oriented approach, the current challenges and opportunities posed by chemistry education are critically discussed, highlighting the pitfalls that can occur in teaching chemistry and how to circumvent them. The main topics discussed include best practices, project-based education, blended learning and the role of technology, including e-learning, and science visualization. Hands-on recommendations on how to optimally implement innovative strategies of teaching chemistry at university and high-school levels make this book an essential resource for anybody interested in either teaching or learning chemistry more effectively, from experience chemistry professors to secondary school teachers, from educators with no formal training in didactics to frustrated chemistry students.

Priscilla the Great Omnibus (3-Book Bundle includes study guide questions)


Author: Sybil Nelson

Publisher: Little Prince Publishing



Page: N.A

View: 8532

Read about Priscilla the Great, an ordinary girl with extraordinary gifts! This three book bundle includes: Priscilla the Great Book one: If you think middle school is awkward, try going through it with fire shooting out of your fingers. Priscilla the Great The Kiss of Life: Just when I’m finally getting the hang of my powers, something even more confusing and harder to understand enters my world…boys. Priscilla the Great Too Little Too Late: When Mom gets brainwashed it's up to me to save her. But even with some new friends and even newer gadgets, will it be too little, too late? Also includes study guide questions for each of the three books.