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Trefil, James S. 1938-

Works: 193 works in 650 publications in 2 languages and 41,971 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Popular works  History  Miscellanea  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: E169.1, 500
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The dictionary of cultural literacy by E. D Hirsch( Book )
23 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 5,052 libraries worldwide
"What every American needs to know"--Jacket subtitle
Cultural literacy : what every American needs to know by E. D Hirsch( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 4,414 libraries worldwide
Discusses how to enable students to make sense of what they read through prior knowledge of events, etc
The new dictionary of cultural literacy by E. D Hirsch( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 2,322 libraries worldwide
"In this fast-paced information age, how can Americans know what's really important and what's just a passing fashion? Now more than ever, we need a source that concisely sums up the knowledge that matters to Americans - the people, places, ideas, and events that shape our cultural conversation. With more than six thousand entries, The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy is that invaluable source. Wireless technology. Gene therapy, NAFTA. In addition to the thousands of terms described in the original Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, here are more than five hundred new entries to bring Americans' essential knowledge bank up to date. Are you familiar with the digital divide, European Union, Kwanzaa, pheromones, Type A and Type B personalities, spam? Or, test your knowledge on cultural icons that have stood the test of time: Odysseus, Leaves of Grass, Cleopatra, Winston Churchill, the Taj Mahal, and many, many more. Numerous original entries have been revised to reflect the many recent changes in world history and politics, American literature, and, especially, science and technology."--Jacket
Science matters : achieving scientific literacy by Robert M Hazen( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 2,284 libraries worldwide
Uses everyday examples to explain basic scientific principles
From atoms to quarks : an introduction to the strange world of particle physics by James S Trefil( Book )
19 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
Space, time, infinity : the Smithsonian views the universe by James S Trefil( Book )
8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of astronomy, looks at what we have learned about the Sun, Moon, stars and planets, and identifies key questions which face astronomers of the future
The moment of creation : big bang physics from before the first millisecond to the present universe by James S Trefil( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 1,635 libraries worldwide
Few questions grip the mind more forcefully than those about the creation of the universe, and since the discoveries of the 1920s it has been a primary goal of physicists to trace the history of the universe back to "where it all came from" the moment of creation in the Big Ban. This is the up-to-date story of the enormous growth in knowledge of the early universe and the important discoveries about that titanic explosion that took place 15 billion years ago
The dark side of the universe : a scientist explores the mysteries of the cosmos by James S Trefil( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,320 libraries worldwide
Provides lay reports on the state of the universe as now understood on the frontiers of physics
Are we unique? : a scientist explores the unparalleled intelligence of the human mind by James S Trefil( Book )
11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,285 libraries worldwide
An exploration of human, animal, and artificial intelligence
Encyclopedia of science and technology ( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,155 libraries worldwide
Contains approximately one thousand alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about topics in science, technology, and medicine, and includes cross-references, photographs, charts, diagrams, drawings, and sidebars and reports
The facts of life : science and the abortion controversy by Harold J Morowitz( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
The question of whether abortion should or should not be permitted, and under what circumstances, is among the most difficult and sometimes anguished decisions for contemporary men and women. How we feel about this issue, and what actions we take, help to define our image of who we are as social beings. In the midst of the surrounding political, ethical, and religious debate, people everywhere are once again examining their consciences and their beliefs, and turning to unutilized sources of information as they seek to come to terms with this contentious issue. And as emotions run high, it is helpful to step back from the highly charged arena to reconsider the underlying scientific facts about human development. In The Facts of Life, Harold Morowitz and James Trefil, two distinguished scientists and science writers, examine what modern biology can contribute to our understanding of this debate. Sensitive to the myriad ethical and religious arguments beyond the realm of science that swirl around abortion, the authors focus on one crucial question - when does a fetus acquire humanness, that quality that sets us apart from all other living things. From the viewpoint of science, they argue, "humanness" begins with the possession of a highly developed cerebral cortex. While humans are linked via cell structure and cell chemistry with all life on our planet - from monkeys to fruit flies to pumpkins - it is the human brain structure which makes us who we are. Reviewing the latest advances in molecular biology, evolutionary biology, embryology, neurophysiology, and neonatology - fields that all bear on this question - the authors reveal a surprising consensus of scientific opinion on when humanness begins. A lucid primer on the biological aspects of the abortion issue, The Facts of Life is also a fascinating inquiry, across various scientific disciplines, into what makes us uniquely human. Anyone who struggles with the issue of abortion will be grateful to find a work that moves this heated issue from the intensely emotional area it has occupied to the calmer domain of science
Other worlds : images of the cosmos from earth and space by James S Trefil( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,113 libraries worldwide
Text and images from the Hubble Space Telescope, Voyager, Pathfinder, and other space missions celebrate the universe as humankind knows it
The sciences : an integrated approach by James S Trefil( Book )
56 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
The Sciences integrates major concepts from physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth sciences, and biology to help anyone become science-literate. Even readers with little or no science background will find this unique book an indispensable guide to understanding the latest headlines, controversies, and scientific developments. The new edition keeps pace with the dynamic nature of the sciences by incorporating the most up-to-date discoveries in all five disciplines
A scientist at the seashore by James S Trefil( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
The unexpected vista : a physicist's view of nature by James S Trefil( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
1001 things everyone should know about science by James S Trefil( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
Fact-filled book helps grasp the fundamentals behind modern science and cutting-edge of technology
The nature of science : an A-Z guide to the laws and principles governing our universe by James S Trefil( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 989 libraries worldwide
"Cloning, black holes, Fermat's last theorem, genetic drift, the inflationary universe, Newton's laws of motion, string theories. With lively writing and whimsical analogies, science popularizer James Trefil leads a remarkable A-Z tour through the discovery, significance, and workings of the universe's major laws. Here are some two hundred essays on grand theories, such as Kepler's laws of planetary motion and Mendel's laws of genetics, and on more familiar phenomena, such as how airplanes fly and how polarized sunglasses work. Abundant cross-references make it easy to follow a law's connections across different fields, revealing a web of unifying theories that span the smallest cell and the largest galaxy. Timelines in each essay further spell out the evolution of each law, while biographical sidebars on scientists showcase the often quirky tales of discovery - the human stories behind nature's laws." "From atomic theory to Zeno's paradox, The Nature of Science makes understanding science a pleasure. For those who are familiar with the Big Bang (but maybe not the Big Crunch or the Big Splash), this book is essential reading - a key to unlocking the mysteries of the universe."--BOOK JACKET
Are we alone? : The possibility of extraterrestrial civilizations by Robert T Rood( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 930 libraries worldwide
Examines the evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial life
101 things you don't know about science and no one else does either by James S Trefil( file )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 905 libraries worldwide
The edge of the unknown : 101 things you don't know about science and no one else does either by James S Trefil( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
Hvor står naturvidenskaben idag, og hvad sker der i fremtiden?
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Alternative Names
Trefil, J. S.
Trefil, J. S., 1938-
Trefil, J. S. (James S.), 1938-
Trefil, James.
Trefil, James, 1938-
Trefil, James S.
Trefil, James Stanley.
Trefil, James Stanley, 1938-
Trefil, Jim, 1938-
Трефил, Джеймс, 1938-
تريفيل، جيمس، 1938-
جيمس، تريفل 1938-
トレフィル, J. S
トレフィル, ジェイムズ
トレフィル, ジェームス
English (247)
Spanish (5)
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