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Unformatted text preview: puzzles and other problems? Do you like organizing things and putting them into categories? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may well be headed for a career in science. But which branch of science? There are literally dozens, if not hundreds. Indeed, our twenty-first century can be called a scientific century, one in which the contributions of scientific findings will change, and hopefully improve, our lives forever. The different areas of scientific study are called disciplines, or fields of knowledge. Each addresses a specific area of knowledge. Once you begin to study one discipline, you’ll find you can go deeper, and narrow your studies to an even smaller area of that science. For example, some entomologists— who study insects—specialize, spending their whole careers studying just caterpillars, or butterflies, or ants. 134 build word power in all subject areas As you learn the words for the various areas of science, note that almost all of them share the suffix -ology. It comes from the Greek logos, w...
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