Great Ideas of Science
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This reader, conceived as a companion to The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, employs the “Great Ideas in Science” approach. Science forms a seamless web of knowledge about the universe, and a few overarching concepts (the “great ideas”) unify astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. Our goal is to serve the educational needs of people who will not be scientists but who need some knowledge of science to function as citizens. Throughout this volume you will share in these discoveries, as they were first presented to the public, and you will understand why we believe that science is the greatest ongoing adventure.