Integrated Science, 6th Edition (PDF) eBook is a straightforward, easy-to-read, yet substantial introduction to the fundamental behavior of matter and energy in living and nonliving systems. The authors provide even, well-integrated coverage of chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth science, and biology. The texbook’s pedagogy (core concept maps, chapter outlines, and overviews) reveals how the science disciplines are interrelated and integrated throughout the etextbook. This latest 6th edition continues to introduce basic concepts and key ideas while providing opportunities for college students to learn reasoning skills and a new way of thinking about their environment. Additional content has been added to this edition, including a discussion of “Scientific Communication” to chapter 1, “Simple Machines” to chapter 3, and “efficiency” to chapter 4.
The ebook is intended to serve the needs of non-science majors who are required to complete one or more science courses as part of a general or basic studies requirement. No prior work in science is assumed. The language, as well as the math, is as simple as can be practical for a basic college-level science course.