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The scientific geniuses of James Trefil and Robert M. Hazen combine their expertise in their textbook The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, ISBN 9780470118542. This book, available for purchase or rental, offers students thorough coverage of the various science disciplines including physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth sciences, and biology. Boasting both...
The scientific geniuses of James Trefil and Robert M. Hazen combine their expertise in their textbook The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, ISBN 9780470118542. This book, available for purchase or rental, offers students thorough coverage of the various science disciplines including physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth sciences, and biology. Boasting both visual and application methodologies , students will gain a fundamental understanding of the basic principles within each field all the while forming connections to their own lives. The leading expert behind this writing team is that of James Trefil. He holds various degrees including undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois and Oxford University as well as a doctorate in theoretical physics from Stanford University. Currently serving as Clarence Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University, he has held several other instructional positions in Europe and the United States. Trefil is also a veteran writer with numerous books published on science for the general audience. Trefil's specialized interest in scientific literacy began with a contributed essay to E. D. Hirsch's Cultural Literacy and continued with his work on the Content Review Board for the National Science Education Standards. He also serves as a regular contributor and science consultant for Smithsonian magazine and as a science commentator on National Public Radio. James Trefil and Robert M. Hazen succinctly organize the concepts of The Sciences: An Integrated Approach across 25 chapters. Topics presented in this text include energy, heat and the second law of thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, atoms, quantum mechanics, properties of materials, as well as matter. Other topics discussed are that of stars, cosmology, the Earth and other planets, plate tectonics, ecosystems and the environment, strategies and molecules of life, classical and modern genetics, and evolution.
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