Meditations at 10,000 Feet

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9780020258902: Meditations at 10,000 Feet

"If studying science in the classroom managed to turn you off for life, you owe it to yourself to read one of Trefil's books...Meditations At 10,000 feet...may be the best one of all." (San Francisco Chronicle). A wonderful book! (Please note: Amazon's detail page for this book lists the publisher as Simon&Schuster. My book's copyright page lists the publisher as MacMillan Pub. Co. of N.Y., N.Y. and "First Collier Books Edition 1987" is at the bottom of the copyright page. They are the same--Simon & Schuster acquired MacMillan Publishing Co. in 1994, so there name is in later printings of this book.)

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Observations made while hiking in the Rockies are a springboard for Trefil's discussions of the physics behind the phenomena in our physical world. Whether he is explaining neutron sta bility, radioactive dating of rocks and fossils, or the anomalous behavior of the water we take so much for granted, the author exhibits an unusual flair for clarifying the complex and offering sur prises. His seventh collection of essays is eminently readable and wide-rang ing, an excellent science populariza tion. Recommended for adult and YA collections. (Illustrations not seen.) Laurie Tynan, Huntingdon Cty. Lib., Pa.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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