Books by James Trefil

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Released: March 14, 2017

"Space enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy this exploration into the farthest reaches of the universe and the cutting edge of astronomical research."
A comprehensive introduction to the thousands of newly discovered planets beyond our solar system, which are beautiful and mind-bending in their diversity—and those are just the ones we know of. Read full book review >
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Released: March 26, 1997

"A gallant, moving, but in the end unconvincing argument."
An attempt to explain the ``problem of consciousness'' scientifically, by the prolific popular science writer (A Scientist in the City, 1994, etc.) and NPR commentator. Read full book review >
A SCIENTIST IN THE CITY by James Trefil
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Released: Jan. 18, 1994

"Laypeople's science from one of the best in the business."
Popular science author Trefil (Reading the Mind of God, 1989, etc.) turns to those technology-driven forces—more important, in his view, than social, political, and economic ones—that affect how cities grow and die. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 2, 1990

A first-rate exposition—thorough, accessible, and entertaining—of the rudiments of scientific knowledge. Read full book review >