Reading and writing plays an important role in the American high school syllabus. Professional research shows that boys in grade 11 read an average of 250,000 English words a year, while girls read 330,000. Abundant reading in and out of classes not only enriches the vocabulary of American middle school students, but also enriches their perspective on solving problems. This is a good preparation for independent research at university level.
American universities often set up reading related essay questions to examine students' interest in reading and their attitude towards life. In many cases, schools will go further and ask students to talk about their own inspirations and comments on the ideas in the book. Students' intellectual curiosity and academic interest can be best tested by listing the books they have read in the past year. Asking the student to choose one of the many books to unfold can show his personality and taste. Given the crucial role these factors plays in the application, applicants should not be too casual in their responses to these essay questions.
In order to arouse students' lifelong reading awareness and improve their reading ability in winter vacation, Shanghai MacDuffie School has compiled the following list of reading for students in four subjects: mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.
In the book, the author runs through the thought of mathematical unity of Gottingen school, and gives an excellent overview of the four basic branches of basic mathematics: algebra, geometry, analysis and topology, reflecting the tendency of their mutual infiltration. The book also elaborates the calculus, which is closely related to applied mathematics. Because the author emphasizes the application of mathematics and its connection with other fields very much, the scope of readers is greatly expanded: both beginners and experts; Both students and teachers can learn from it.
Douban score 9.0. It starts with the guillotine of Queen Mary attributed to the decryption of the cipher letter, and describes the history and process of the development of cryptography with many interesting stories. The Caesar code, the Ancient Egyptian code, the Enigma Machine and the defeat of the Nazis... All the way to the next generation of revolutionary quantum cryptography. This book is more like a page-turner than a book on cryptography.
This book condenses thousands of years of mathematical development into this chronicle. From the Greeks to Godel, mathematics has flourished, with celebrities and the ebb and flow of ideas visible everywhere. And, although tracing the development of Mathematics in Europe, the author does not ignore the contributions of Chinese, Indian and Arab civilizations. It's both academic and readable.
This book is about the story of quantum theory. Quantum theory is an extremely wonderful theory: in physical terms, it has aroused the most intense controversy and attention among scientists; In practical terms, it has brought unparalleled change and progress to our society. And few histories of science have been more thoroughly studied than the creation of quantum theory. Yet its basic ideas and assumptions have mysteriously failed to penetrate the popular consciousness, which undoubtedly adds to its aura of mystery.
This book is a popular science work under the pen of gamow, a science prodigy, and is also one of the world's most popular physics works. Gamow gave full play to his strange imagination, from the point of view of physics, he spent a long time to imagine the wonderful world, through the book presented to the reader. In this book, the author imagines an ordinary clerk named Tompkins, the main character of the book, who knows nothing about science, but captures a lot of physics knowledge, especially about relativity and quantum theory, through scientific lectures and magical sleepwalking in physics wonderland. The author uses a series of interesting stories to visualize abstract physical concepts and laws, and elaborates profound abstract physical principles in popular language. The book has not only received widespread attention from the scientific community, but also attracted countless ordinary readers and science lovers.
The book takes the reader on a magical journey that is as gripping as a thriller and reveals many unexpected things. Oxygen stimulated the evolution of life and death, and this book reveals how oxygen underpinned the origins of biological complexity, the birth of photosynthesis, the sudden evolution of animals, the need for sex and more. This classic book may redefine the way we think about the world.
The author is a research fellow and professor of physical chemistry at Lincoln College, Oxford. The book has been called "the most beautiful chemistry book ever written". The authors reveal the molecules associated with fabrics, drugs, plastics, explosives, detergents, perfumes and more in our daily lives. The book looks at the world around us from an atomic and molecular point of view, revealing many unexpected connections.
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The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature
A pretty good popular science book that, while the author claims to be boring, is actually very interesting and suitable for anyone interested in biology. As the title suggests, the book is all about ideas and perspectives on evolution and its impact on humanity. Each chapter is very readable, and the language is very humorous, absolute biology reading first choice.
Douban's TOP1 biology popular science book, this is a book about the game phenomenon in various ecosystems. Dawkins is not concerned with the laws of genetics, evolution, eugenics or the past and future of communities; It's about how our genes use individuals like us to play their own game.
"Either body or soul is on the way." Although we can't travel during the epedemic period, we can read thousands of books and have a wonderful encounter with the world in books. Book in hand, love in heart, each different type of book, can make people harvest, whether thinking or thinking patterns. Reading can not change the length of life, but can expand the height of life, and improve themselves.
Hope every student in Shanghai MacDuffie love reading, read more books and read quality books.
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