Mother Nature’s Two Laws: Ringmasters for Circus Earth Lessons on Entropy, Energy, Critical Thinking and the Practice of Science

Author(s): A.D. Kirwan Jr.

Date: Format: pdf Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 9810243146
Pages: OCR: Quality: ISBN13: 9789810243142
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Every day brings a fresh barrage of bewildering claims about science and technology. How do non-scientists tell the difference between the hyperbole and those developments that are important? With a modest amount of critical thinking, an understanding of how science is practised, and a qualitative understanding of the two most sacred principles in science – the first and second laws of thermodynamics – anyone should be able to make the distinction. This work introduces non-scientists to these topics and provides detailed applications to a variety of areas.
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