In this Book

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From paintings and food to illness and icebergs, science is happening everywhere. Rather than follow the path of a syllabus or textbook, 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 – from understanding colour to the nature of hormones – in ways that anyone can grasp. While each chapter offers a separate story, they are linked together by their fascinating relevance to our daily lives. The topics explored in each chapter are based on hundreds of discussions the author has led with adult science learners over many years – people who came from all walks of life and had no scientific training, but had developed a burning curiosity to understand the world around them. 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. 01_Halftitle_Page
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Preface
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  1. Acknowledgements
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Figures
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 1. Foods We Love and Hate
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  1. 2. Why Old Masters Fade
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  1. 3. Cuts are Red, Veins are Blue . . .
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  1. 4. The Dual Nature of Light
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  1. 5. Models
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  1. 6. How We See
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  1. 7. The Brain
  2. pp. 72-85
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  1. 8. Hormones
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  1. 9. Reflections on Molecules and the Body
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  1. 10. Bacteria, Viruses and Antibiotics
  2. pp. 102-113
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  1. 11. Floating and Density
  2. pp. 114-120
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  1. 12. Tides and Gravity
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  1. 13. Energy
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  1. 14. Energy on the Move
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  1. 15. Energy for Life
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  1. 16. Electricity
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  1. 17. MRI and the Brain
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  1. 18. Animal Culture
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  1. Epilogue
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  1. Appendix: Atoms, Elements and Molecules
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  1. Further Resources
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781911307044
Related ISBN
9781911307037
MARC Record
OCLC
1076703033
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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