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The Basics of Chemistry (Basics of the Hard Sciences)
The Basics of Chemistry (Basics of the Hard Sciences)
Written for students beginning a formal study of chemistry, this volume encompasses many different topics in and approaches to introductory chemistry. Chapters are devoted to topics such as the atom, elements and the periodic table, bonding, equilibrium and kinetics, solutions, acids and bases, and chemical reactions. Several chapters discuss broad...
Real-Life Math: Everyday Use of Mathematical Concepts
Real-Life Math: Everyday Use of Mathematical Concepts
"What does this have to do with real life?" is a question that plagues mathematics teachers across America, as students are confronted with abstract topics in their high school mathematics courses. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics emphasizes the importance of making real world connections in teaching mathematics so that...
Chemical Composition of Everyday Products
Chemical Composition of Everyday Products
Chemicals, both helpful and harmful, affect our everyday lives. From cosmetics to medications to cleansers to lighting, automotive, and office products, each is composed of a complex blending of elements to perform a specific task. This book analyzes over 100 groups of products, identifying the specific chemical composition of a product, the...
The Establishment of the Han Empire and Imperial China (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Ancient World)
The Establishment of the Han Empire and Imperial China (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Ancient World)
China's Han Dynasty created a prosperous empire from 206 BCE to CE 221, promoting a less harsh society than that of their Quin predecessors and developing technological advancements from the water mill to stoneware and paper. From elements of social change in Han times to kingdom problems and issues, its role in world society and politics, and its...
The Medieval City (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World)
The Medieval City (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World)
After a long decline in urban life following the fall of the Roman Empire, towns became centers of trade and of liberty during the medieval period. Here, the author describes how, as Europe stabilized after centuries of strife, commerce and the commercial class grew, and urban areas became an important source of revenue into royal coffers. Towns...
The Scientific Revolution and the Foundations of Modern Science (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900)
The Scientific Revolution and the Foundations of Modern Science (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900)
Applebaum offers beginning university students the perfect introduction to the age of the scientific revolution from 1500 to 1800. Many scientific ideas and much medical information improved dramatically during those times as investigators began a relentless drive, which continues today, toward a better understanding of the natural world....One...
Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food
Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food
Eating junk food and fast food is a great all-American passion. American kids and grownups love their candy bars, Big Macs and supersized fries, Doritos, Twinkies, and Good Humor ice cream bars. The disastrous health effects from the enormous appetite for these processed fat- and sugar-loaded foods are well publicized now. This was particularly...
The Next Million Years.
The Next Million Years.
WHEN anyone starts to write on a subject, at which he has not hitherto worked professionally, his proper procedure should be to set out on a long course of reading, with careful preparatory annotations of all he has read. Such a course on a tremendous subject like the present one might easily take ten years. At the time when I determined to write...
Charles Darwin and The Origin of Species (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900)
Charles Darwin and The Origin of Species (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events 1500-1900)

In 1985, the Italian scientist Antonella La Vergata remarked that the ‘‘Darwin’s-place-in-history approach’’ dominated writing about Darwin and the development of the theory of evolution before 1960. Darwin was the colossus who stood above every other scientist in the nineteenth century when it came to developing...

The Video Game Explosion: A History from PONG to PlayStation and Beyond
The Video Game Explosion: A History from PONG to PlayStation and Beyond
In the United States alone, the video game industry raked in an astonishing $12.5 billion last year, and shows no signs of slowing. Once dismissed as a fleeting fad of the young and frivolous, this booming industry has not only proven its staying power, but promises to continue driving the future of new media and emerging technologies. Today video...
How to Design and Write Web Pages Today (Writing Today)
How to Design and Write Web Pages Today (Writing Today)

This standards-based approach shows readers how to create accessible, usable, and sustainable websites.


• Screenshots of different Web design approaches, practices, and user experiences―all based on work by the author

• A brief glossary of the most common terms

• A select,...

Architecture of Italy (Reference Guides to National Architecture)
Architecture of Italy (Reference Guides to National Architecture)
Covering all regions of Italy--from Turin's Palace of Labor in northern Italy to the Monreale Cathedral and Cloister in Sicily--and all periods of Italian architecture--from the first-century Colosseum in Rome to the Casa Rustica apartments built in Milan in the 1930s--this volume examines over 70 of Italy's most important architectural landmarks....
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