Author(s): Arthur W. Wiggins
Explores the theories behind some of the intriguing puzzles in physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, and astronomy. This book tackles questions such as: How are particle masses determined? How did simple atoms first combine to form complex molecules? And what role does the genome play in the development of life?
"This is an immensely readable book..." (Good Book Guide, April 2004) "... easy to understand, enjoyable and interesting. I am very impressed..." (M2 Best Books, 11 March 2004)
ARTHUR W. WIGGINS is a professor of physics at Oakland Community College in Michigan. CHARLES M. WYNN is a professor of chemistry at Eastern Connecticut State University. Each has received several "Best Teacher" awards, and they have written science books and journal articles. The two coauthored The Five Biggest Ideas in Science, also available from Wiley, which has been translated into seven languages.
Preface.1. Science in Perspective.2. Physics: Why Do Some Particles Have Mass while Others Have None?3. Chemistry: By What Series of Chemical Reactions Did Atoms Form the First Living Things?4. Biology: What Is the Complete Structure and Function of the Proteome?5. Geology: Is Accurate Long-range Weather Forecasting Possible?6. Astronomy: Why Is the Universe Expanding Faster and Faster?Problem Folders.Idea Folders.Resources for Digging Deeper.Photo Credits.Index.