Meditations at Sunset: A Scientist Looks at the Sky (1st Edition)

3.4 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780020257608: Meditations at Sunset: A Scientist Looks at the Sky (1st Edition)
From Library Journal:

Like Trefil's earlier essay collections, A Scientist at the Seashore and Meditations at 10,000 Feet, this uses an aspect of the environment as a starting point for explaining scientific phenomena. Peering at the sunset, Trefil sees a chance to describe diffusion and refraction of light. Clouds trigger a discussion of wind shear, which causes airplane crashes. Explaining sunlight turns into a look at how quantum theory offers a consistent explanation for the behavior of atoms, moelcules, and quarks. This collection lacks some of the clarity and verve of the earlier books, but may appeal to adult public library patrons who enjoy short essays on popular science topics. The illustrations, many integral to understanding the author's arguments, were not seen. Laurie Tynan, Montgomery Cty. Lib., Norristown, Pa.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Trefil, James
Published by Collier Book / Macmillan Pub Co
ISBN 10: 0020257600 ISBN 13: 9780020257608
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collier Book / Macmillan Pub Co. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0020257600 Ships promptly from Texas. Bookseller Inventory # GHP6913GAGG020117H0649A

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Trefil, James
Published by Collier Book / Macmillan Pub Co (1988)
ISBN 10: 0020257600 ISBN 13: 9780020257608
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collier Book / Macmillan Pub Co, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0020257600

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

James Trefil, Judith Peatross (Illustrator)
Published by Collier Book / Macmillan Pub Co (1988)
ISBN 10: 0020257600 ISBN 13: 9780020257608
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collier Book / Macmillan Pub Co, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0020257600

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

James S. Trefil
ISBN 10: 0020257600 ISBN 13: 9780020257608
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800202576081.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Trefil, James
Published by Collier Book / Macmillan Pub C (1988)
ISBN 10: 0020257600 ISBN 13: 9780020257608
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collier Book / Macmillan Pub C, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110020257600

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Trefil, James
Published by Collier Book / Macmillan Pub Co (1988)
ISBN 10: 0020257600 ISBN 13: 9780020257608
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collier Book / Macmillan Pub Co, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-131-00-7705007

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Trefil, James
Published by Collier Book / Macmillan Pub Co
ISBN 10: 0020257600 ISBN 13: 9780020257608
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Collier Book / Macmillan Pub Co. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0020257600 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1011798

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds