A Scientist in the City by James Trefil audiobook

A Scientist in the City

By James Trefil
Read by Ed Blake

Recorded Books, Inc.
10.23 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Join best-selling science writer James Trefil on a fascinating field trip into the modern city that will open your eyes to the hidden wonders of the man-made world around you. Trefil teaches some surprising truths about the forces that shape our world, as well as some unusual possibilities for the cities of tomorrow.

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Summary

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A New York Times Notable Book

Join best-selling science writer James Trefil on a fascinating field trip into the modern city that will open your eyes to the hidden wonders of the man-made world around you. Trefil teaches some surprising truths about the forces that shape our world, as well as some unusual possibilities for the cities of tomorrow.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Trefil offers deft analogies to explain invisible forces like gravity in building architecture…[He has a] particular talent for lively explanation.” Publishers Weekly
“Emphasize[s] the ingenuity of engineers who figured out not only how to defy gravity, wind, and earthquakes but also how to communicate at high speeds in the digital language of bits and pixels. A refreshingly objective look at cities as technological marvels rather than aberrations of civilization.” Booklist
“The book can be read, and very enjoyably too, straight through. I can, as well, be used for research papers. It contains wonderful descriptions of scientific processes. The author stresses the need for understanding the laws of nature as technologies develop, as opposed to the use of ‘clever techniques,’ and he makes the learning of many of these laws almost painless.” School Library Journal
“Trefil’s appeal, as always, is in his painless presentation of the ideas: He beguiles with felicitous analogies…Laypeople’s science from one of the best in the business.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: James Trefil

Author Bio: James Trefil

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 10.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English