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Author Kaufman, Myron, 1937-

Title Order and disorder : science essentials for the non-scientist / Myron Kaufman.

Publication Info. London : Imperial College Press ; Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : distributed by World Scientific, [2011]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  500 KAU    AVAILABLE
Description ix, 451 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The nature of science -- Order -- Particles -- Forces and motion -- Waves -- Energy -- Particle-waves -- The new physics -- Atoms -- The elements -- Compounds -- Organic compounds -- Entropy -- Equilibrium and steady state -- Introduction to life -- The components of life -- Molecules of life -- Information storage and transmission of life -- Beyond the cell -- The nervous system -- The Earth -- Ecology and evolution -- Astronomy.
Summary "Order and Disorder is a non-mathematical introduction to the most important ideas in science for university students not majoring in a scientific area."--P. [4] of cover.
Subject Science -- Popular works.
Science -- Philosophy -- Popular works.
Physics -- Popular works.
Chemistry -- Popular works.
Added Title Science essentials for the non-scientist
ISBN 9781848165748 (hardback)
1848165749 (hardback)

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