Waldron 21st Century Chemistry promotes scientific literacy and helps students understand chemistry applications in everyday life. With an exceptionally clear and fresh writing style, Waldron engages non-science majors and provides a focus on environmental topics with Naturebox and Green Beat features. Recurring Themes help students remember fundamental, take-away ideas and concepts so they can apply their knowledge of chemistry as they make choices as consumers, voters and overall informed citizens.
The new second edition of 21st Century Chemistry includes:
- new content featuring fresh stories for roughly four of the Naturebox features and roughly three of the GreenBeats features.
- refreshed end-of-chapter content, including questions encouraging students to research their local environment using web resources.
- media tools focused on a few key resources that address engagement and reading support, including videos of current events and real-world applications, and LearningCurve reading quizzes.
- VitalSource eBook.
We know that we need water to survive, and that a cup of coffee or a glass of wine can feel just as vital. But do we understand how much we rely on liquids, or their destructive power?Set on a transatlantic flight, Liquid Rules offers readers a tour of these formless substances, told through the language of molecules, droplets, heartbeats, and ocean waves. We encounter fluids within the plane--from hand soap to liquid crystal display screens--and without: in the volcanoes of Iceland, the frozen expanse of Greenland, and the marvelous California coastline. We come to see liquids with wonder and fascination, and to understand their potential for death and destruction. Just as in Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik's unique brand of scientific storytelling brings liquids to life in a captivating new way.
- How would a zombie really decompose in Night of the Living Dead?
- Are there instances of shape shifting in nature like in The Wolf Man?
- What is the science behind the night terrors that inspired the creation of Freddy Krueger?
- Is there scientific data supporting ghost detection like the tools used in Poltergeist?
- What is the psychological drive that compels cannibals like Hannibal Lecter?
- How does modern medicine and therapy differ from what would have been offered to Norman Bates in 1960?
- How are subliminal messages related to propaganda or brainwashing like in The Ring?
- What would the scientific explanation be for witches possessing people like in Carrie?
- Was The Blair Witch Project based on any real or imagined creature that came before?"
- And so much more