Why Icebergs Float: Exploring Science in Everyday Life
by Andrew Morris
Publisher: UCL Press 2016
Number of pages: 222
Andrew Morris takes examples from the science we see every day and uses them as entry points to explain a number of fundamental scientific concepts in ways that anyone can grasp. This book encourages us to reflect on our own relationship with science and serves as an important reminder of why we should continue learning as adults.
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by Todd Duncan - Science Integration Institute
This book invites readers to explore science as a useful guide in the search for meaning. Science is a powerful filter for figuring out how the world works and therefore for figuring out a context within which to make choices in everyday life.
by Nicholas Rescher - University of Pittsburgh Press
Perfected science is but an idealization that provides a useful contrast to highlight the limited character of what we do and can attain. Rescher's discussion focuses on the question: what are the theoretical limits on science?
by Carleton Washburne - World Book Company
A collection of about 2000 questions asked by children forms the foundation on which this book is built. Rather than decide what it is that children ought to know, an attempt was made to find out what children want to know.
by Catherine E. Snow, Kenne A. Dibner - National Academies Press
The book studies the role of science literacy in public support of science. It synthesizes the available research literature on science literacy, makes recommendations on the need to improve the understanding of scientific research in the US.