Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy (Anchor books)

Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy (Anchor books) - Robert M. Hazen, James S. Trefil "Detailed survey science book"

This probably shouldn't be your introductory survey science book ("The History of Nearly Everything" would be a better intro). If you had read other science books recently and want to know more of the fundamentals, this would be a good intro to give you a good foundation. Some sections are hard to follow if it is the first time in years you've come across that bit of science.


Suffers from being slightly out of date. Covers science literacy very nicely.