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Our Place in the Universe

Authors Ian Bowring / Keiko Kawaguchi / Hiroe Kubota / Miki Kujii / Kazushige Miyamoto / Kayoko Murakami / Gillian Flaherty / James Bean
Genres Four Skills / Science /
Format B5 / 110P
Price 1,900yen(2,090yen including tax)
ISBN 9784791910151
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Audio Language Amer E
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An integrated skills course that serves as an ideal introductory text to reading and understanding scientific articles in English, focusing on viewing human beings and the universe from a scientific perspective.

This integrated skills course, written in simple English, is designed to help students understand a range of scientific phenomena related to human beings, Earth and the universe as a whole. The content will act as an impetus to deepen students’ fascination in seeing ourselves as part of the cosmos. This course can also be used as an introduction to reading scientific articles in English. The teacher’s manual contains basic vocabulary as well as mini-tests

Contents

OUR HOME: Impact Craters / Colors in the Sky / Climate Modeling / Dark Matter and Dark Energy, etc.
EXPLORATION: Natural Selection / Rockets / The Cassini-Huygens Mission / Space Junk, etc.
LIFE ON EARTH: The Birth of Genetics / Life in Extreme Environments / Earth’s Human Population, etc.
RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY: Lasers / Renewable Energy / Robots / Plastics, etc. (22 units)