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- Henry Holt and Co. 2005; US$ 8.99
A radical approach to the environment which argues that by harnessing the power of science for human benefit, we can have a healthier planet As a prizewinning theoretical physicist and an outspoken advocate for scientific literacy, James Trefil has long been the public's guide to a better understanding of the world. In this provocative book, Trefil... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 32.95
Albert Einstein, one of the most prolific scientists of the twentieth century, developed the theory of relativity which was crucial for the advancement of modern physics. Young Einstein identified a paradox between Newtonian Mechanics and Maxwell?s equations which pointed to a flawed understanding of space and time by the scientists of the day. In... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
In Science in World History , James Trefil presents a comprehensive, thematic survey of the history of science from its roots in different cultures around the world through to the present day. He explores crucial milestones in scientific development and at the same time examines the enormous social and intellectual changes they initiated. Opening... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.99
Written by a well-known science author, this introductory text explores the physics of solids and the field of hydrodynamics. It focuses on modern applications, rather than mathematical formalism, with particular emphasis on geophysics, astrophysics, and medical physics. Suitable for a one-semester course, it is geared toward advanced undergraduate... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.99
"Trefil surpasses almost all other scientists writing about science" ?? The New York Times "Fascinating reading. A mind-stretching book." ? John Barkham Reviews Compelling and lucid, this reader-friendly narrative travels billions of years back in time to depict the events that culminated in the Big Bang: the colossal explosion that initiated the... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95
"A marvelous excursion from the beach to the ends of the solar system . . . captivating."? The New York Times "So easy to understand yet so dense with knowledge that you'll never look at waves on a beach the same way again."? San Francisco Chronicle "One of the best popular science books."? The Kansas City Star "Perfect for the weekend scientist."?... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
Knowledge of the basic ideas and principles of science is fundamental to cultural literacy. But most books on science are often too obscure or too specialized to do the general reader much good. Science Matters is a rare exception-a science book for the general reader that is informative enough to be a popular textbook for introductory courses in... more...