Guide to the James S. Trefil papers, 1965-2009

James S. Trefil C0084


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator James S. Trefil, 1938-
Title James S. Trefil papers
Date 1965-2009
Physical Characteristics 58 linear ft.;116 boxes
Abstract Collection contains materials pertaining to the research and career of Dr. Trefil. Types of materials include correspondence, research notes, notes from courses both taken and taught, book manuscripts, and information pertaining to conferences he attended.
Collection number C0084
Language English

Biographical Information

Physicist and author James S. Trefil is known for his writing and his interest in teaching science to nonscientists. He is a Fellow of the APS and a former Guggenheim Fellow. His numerous books and articles include works written for general audiences. He co-authored The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (3rd ed., 2002) and in 1992 published The Facts of Life (Harold Morowitz, co-author). Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy, was co-authored with Robert Hazen in 1991, and in 1995 they published The Sciences: An Integrated Approach. Dr. Trefil's A Scientist in the City appeared in 1994. Are We Unique: A Scientist Explores the Complexity of the Human Brain appeared in 1997. The National Geographic Society published his book Other Worlds: The Solar System and Beyond in 1999. He was the general editor of The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (2002) and co-author of Good Seeing: a Scientific History of the Carnegie Institution. His most recent book is The Laws of Nature (2002). He is a regular contributor to Smithsonian Magazine and was previously University Professor and Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia. In 2000 American Institute of Physics chose him to receive the Andrew W. Gemant Award, presented for outstanding and sustained contributions in bridging the gap between science and society. During 2003-2004, he was a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar.

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Scope and Content

Collection contains materials pertaining to the research and career of Dr. Trefil. Types of materials include correspondence, research notes, notes from courses both taken and taught, book manuscripts, and information pertaining to conferences he attended.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged both alphabetically by subject and chronologically.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds the Harold Morowitz papers.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Trefil, James S., 1938-

Subjects:

Science--Study and teaching (Higher)--United States.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James S. Trefil papers, Collection #C0084, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by James Trefil in 2003 and 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in March 2009. The finding aid was updated by Greta Kuriger in April 2011.

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Contents List

James Trefil papers
Box Folder
1 1 Mind of God- 1st Draft- Introduction
1-13 Mind of God- 1st Draft- Chapters 4 Through 15
14 Mind of God- Edited 1st Draft- Introduction
15 Mind of God- Edited 1st Draft- Chapter 1 "In an English Orchid"
16 Mind of God- Edited 1st Draft- Chapter 2 "Halley and His Comet"
17 Mind of God- Edited 1st Draft- Chapter 3 "Science in Context"
18 Mind of God- Edited 1st Draft- Chapter 4 "Reading the Mind of God"
19 Mind of God- Edited 1st Draft- Chapter 5 " The Glassmakers of Benediktbeuren"
20 Mind of God- Edited 1st Draft- Chapter 6 "Atoms and Light"
21 Mind of God- Edited 1st Draft- Chapter 7 "The Discovery of Helium: A Crisis for Universality"
22 Mind of God- Edited 1st Draft- Chapter 8 "What Else is in the Sun?"
23 Mind of God- Edited 1st Draft- Chapter 9 "The Discovery of Deep Time"
24 Mind of God- Edited 1st Draft- Chapter 12 "The Nucleus"
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2 1 Reading the Mind of God- Edited Introduction and Index
2-7 Reading the Mind of God- Edited Chapters 1 through 6
8 Reading the Mind of God- Chapter 7
9 Reading the Mind of God- Edited Chapter 8
10 Reading the Mind of God- Chapter 9
11-16 Reading the Mind of God- Edited Chapters 10 Through 15
17 Proposal "Reading the Mind of God"
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3 1 Darkside- Revised Draft- Prologue
2 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 1 "Expanding Horizons, Shrinking Earth"
3 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 2 "Discovering the Galaxies"
4 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 3 "The Big Bang"
5 Dark Side- Revised Draft- Chapter 4 "Five Reasons Why Galaxies Can't Exist"
6 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 5 "Bubbles and Superclusters"
7 Darkside- Revised Draft- Interlude
8 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 7 "How Dark Matter Could Solve the Structure Problem of the Universe"
9 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 8 "Dark Matter and Missing Mass: How Much Should There Be?"
10 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 9 "Candidates For Dark Matter"
11 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 10 "The Massive Neutrino Caper"
12 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 11 "Is the Universe Controlled by Wimps? Exotic Candidates for Dark Matter"
13 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 12 "Cosmic Strings: Solution or Snake Oil?"
14 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 14 "The Fate of The Universe"
15 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 13 "Experimental Searches for Dark Matter"
16 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 10 "The Age of the Earth"
17 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 11 "Models, Reality, and the Arrogance of Theoretical Physicists"
18 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 12 "The Nucleus"
19 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 13 "The Age of Stars"
20 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 14 "The Expanding Universe: A Choice of Miracle"
21 Darkside- Revised Draft- Chapter 15 "Creation: The Ultimate Test"
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4 1 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Front Cover and Introductory Material
2 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 1 "Meditations at Sunset"
3 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 2 "Of Clocks and Calenders"
4 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 3 "Spots on the Sun"
5 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 5 "Clouds"
6 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 6 "When Clouds Go Bad"
7 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 7 "Whatever Happened to Hurricane Zelda?"
8 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 8 "When the Water Won't Boil"
9 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 9 "Colors in the Sky"
10 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 10 "Roses Are Red, But What About Geraniums?"
11 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 11 "The Scale of Things, or Why You Can't Get a Suntan Through a Window"
12 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 12 "Lightning Bolts and Life"
13 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 4 "When the Sunspots Disappeared"
14 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 13 "Lightning Rods and the Research Pipeline"
15 Meditations at Sunset- Original Edited Draft- Chapter 14 "Ball Lightning, UFO's, and Other Strange Things in the Sky"
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5 1 Pergamon Correspondence- Hydrodynamics and Solds Text
2 Heat Loss Article
3 Wood Article- S.M.
4 Americana
5 Chimney
6 Scientific Truth Essay
7 Smithsonian
8 LAP Text Correspondence
9 Stove Efficiency
10 Fluidized Bed Proposal
11 Astronomy
12 Nation
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6 1 Elementary Particles (OMNI)
2 Bee Keeping (Originals)
3 Grolier/Quarks
4 Hot Water Insulation
5 Wiring- M.E.N.
6 Tachyon- S.M.
7 Four and S.M.
8 Particle Therapy
9 General Relativity
10 Second Look
11 Sciences
12 Analog
13 Lightening
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7 1-2 Fluid Dynamics Report
3 Solar
4 Conserving Electricity- Science Year
5 Science 80 (1980)- P Decay
6 Outter Matter- Science 80 (1981)
7 Insulation/Science Year
8 Sun
9 Velikovsky
10 Science 83
11 S.M.- Vacuum
12 Brittanica
13 Photographs
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8 1 Superconductivity- S.M.
2 Science Year
3 World Book
4 Composite Particles- Loki
5 Photos- "Unexpected Venture"
6 Photos
7 Photos- "Moment of Creation"
8 Figures for "Moment of Creation"- Figs A 58 (152 Pieces)
9 Photos (10,000 Feet)
10-19 The Dark Side of the Universe- Artwork- Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, and 13
20 The Dark Side of the Universe- Line Edited Prologue and Chapter 1
21-33 The Dark Side of the Universe- Line Edited Chapters 2 through 14
34 Dark Side of the Universe- Index
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9 1 Reading the Mind of God- Line Edited Illustration Chart and Introduction
2-16 Reading the Mind of God- Line Edited Chapters 1 through 15 and Epilogue
17 Dark Side of the Universe- Edited
18 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Table of Contents
19 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Correspondence
20 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Introduction and Prologue
21 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 1 Expanding Horizons, Shrinking Earth
22 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 2 Discovering the Galaxies
23 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 3 The Big Bang
24 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 5 The Galaxy Problem: Defining the Parameters
25 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 7 Bubbles in the Void
26 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 8 The Scale of Things
27 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 8, Revised Table of Contents
28 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 9 Dark Matter vs Missing Mass
29 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 10 Candidates for Dark Matter
30 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 11 The Massive Neutrinocaper
31 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 11, Revised Table of Contents
32 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 13, Revised Table of Contents
33 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 14, Revised Table of Contents
34 The Dark Side of the Universe- Draft- Chapter 15 Cosmic Strings: Solution or Snake Oil
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10 1-5 Science Matters- STGPS, Chapter Notes and Comments, Introduction Drafts, Uncorrected Proof, and Index Draft
6 Science Matters- Research and Chapter Drafts
7 Science Matters- Research and Chapter Drafts
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11 1 Science Matters- Legal Contract
2 Science Matters- Publicity Articles
3-4 Science Matters- New York Times Articles
5 Science Matters- Doubleday Publication Correspondence
6-7 Science Matters- Publicity
8-23 A Scientist in the City- First Draft- Chapters 1 through 16
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12 1-11 A Scientist in the City- Skyscrapers, Systems, Glass, Sears Tower, Fiber Optics/Communications, Energy, Transport, Edge Cities, End, Fiber Optics, and Miscellaneous
12-13 Neanderthal- Notes
14 B Quark- Discover Magazine
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13 1 Magazine Articles 1986-1995
2 Neanderthal- Mysteries of Life and the Universe
3 Astronomy Book- Notes
4 Astronomy- Correspondence
5-6 The Facts of Life: Science and the Abortion Controversy- Preliminary Draft
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14 1 Correspondence 1989-1991
2 Houghton Mifflin Company Text
3-4 Scribner Contract and Correspondence
5 UVA Copyright Policy
6 1001 Things- Correspondence
7 1001 Things- Permissions
8-9 1001 Things
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15 1 Smithsonian Institution- Book Series Proposal
2 WNET
3 National Research Council
4 General Physics
5-6 Anti-Matter
7 Great Ideas in Science- Course Proposal and Lecture Notes
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16 1-2 AAAS Report 1990
3-5 AAAS Report (Lederman's) 1990 Letter
6-7 Miscellaneous Topics in Theoretical Physics- Berman Weak Int.
8 Lecture Notes
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17 1 Miscellaneous Topics in Theoretical Physics- Dispersion Theory Seminar
2 Miscellaneous Topics in Theoretical Physics- Density Matrix, SU3
3 Multiple Scattering From Light Nuclei
4-5 Photoproduction From Light Nuclei II
6 History of Science Seminars
7-9 Physics 205E
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18 1 Incoherent Production and Duality- Duality and VMP
2 Incoherent Production and Duality- Incoherent Production
3 N* Excitations (Chains)
4 Unified Field Theory
5 GUT Monopole- Papers
6 GUT Monopole- Talk Notes
7 GUT Monopole- Plasma and Sun
8 GUT Monopole- Bound States
9 GUT Monopole- Ionization 1
10 Cosmology and Astronomy
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19 1 Meditations at Sunset
1-10 Meditations at Sunset- Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 13, 14
11 Scientist at the Seashore (1st Draft)- Introduction
12-25 Scientist at the Seashore (1st Draft)- Chapters 1 through 15
26 Scientist at the Seashore (Rough Draft)- Introduction
27-30 Scientist at the Seashore (Rough Draft)- Chapters 1 through 4
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20 1-10 Scientist at the Seashore (Rough Draft)- Chapters 5 through 14
11-13 1001 Things- Miscellaneous Draft Papers
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21 1-6 1001 Things (1st Revision)- The Formation of the Earth- Plate Tectonics- Geological Features of the Earth- Rocks and Minerals- The Earth's Water- The Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate
7-13 1001 Things (1st Revision)- Ecosystems- Molecules of Life- The Genetic Code- The Structure of the Cell- The Division of Cells- Plants- Plant Reproduction
14-20 1001 Things (1st Revision)- Animals- How Animals Are Put Together- Animal Reproduction and Development- Classification of Living Things- Ideas About the Origins of Life- Single Celled Organisms- Human Evolution
21-26 1001 Things (1st Revision)- Evolution- Evolution of Complex Life- Dinosaurs- Creationism and Evolution- Common Misconceptions About Evolution- Controversies in Evolution
27-36 1001 Things (1st Revision)- What is a Human Being?- Stars- Galaxies- Cosmology- Classical Optics- Waves- Electromagnetic Radiation- Magnetism- Electricity- Measurments of Time
37-41 1001 Things (1st Revision)- Gravity- Classical Mechanics- The Electronic Properties of Matter- The Nucleus of the Atom and Radioactivity- Quantum Optics
42-47 1001 Things (1st Revision)- Chaos- Quantum Mechanics- Special and General Relativity- Chemistry- A Glossary of Chemical Terms- Molecular Hall of Fame
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22 1 PEP Study
2 Table on P-A Scattering
3 Quark Seminar
4 Seminar Notes
5 The College of William and Mary in Virginia
6 Second Berkeley File
7 Notes for Montreal Talk
8 Miscellaneous Notes
9 Chicago, 1974 (APS)
10 Berkeley Conference
11 Med. Phys. Lecture
12 RPC Talk
13 Miscellaneous
14 Seminar Notes
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23 1-2 Washington, 1975
3 ERICE
4 Urology Proposal, 1972
5 Birmingham Meeting, 1977
6 VCU Workshop/ Longwood
7 Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol.22, No.1, January 1977
8 Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol.24, No.3, March 1979
9 Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol.24, No.4, April 1979
10 LASL Trip
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24 1 Vanderbilt Conference
2 NSF Committee
3 Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Series II, Vol.17., No.1, 1972
4 Washington Meeting, 1971
5 Collog.
6 [Notes and Transparencies]
7 JPP Seminar
8 GRE in Graduate Admissions
9 Wisconsin Conference
10 New York Conference
11 NAL Conference
12 Records
13 Seminars
14 Stanford Meeting
15 Manchester Conference
16 MIT Termination
17 Birmingham Meeting
18 Stoney Brook Conference
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25 1 EERN Seminar Notes
2 Herzeg Novi School
3 Gait Proposal
4 Parton Model
5 Leaflet Problem
6 UDS Proposal 1970
7 AEC Proposal October 1972
8 Research Corp 1972
9 Notes (Summer 1971)
10 VPI Symposium
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26 1 Moment of Creation (1st Draft)- Introduction
1-18 Moment of Creation (1st Draft)- Chapters 1 through 15
19 Moment of Creation (Edited Draft)- Notes on Title and Photos
20 Moment of Creation (Edited Draft)- Title Page and Table Contents
21 Moment of Creation (Edited Draft)- Introduction and Introduction to Part I
22-38 Moment of Creation (Edited Draft)- Chapters 1 through 15
39 Moment of Creation (Edited Draft)- Glossary
40 Moment of Creation (Edited Draft)- Index
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27 1 The Unexpected Vista (1st Draft)- Table of Contents
2 The Unexpected Vista (1st Draft)- Introduction
3-14 The Unexpected Vista (1st Draft)- Parts I through XII
15 The Unexpected Vista (Edited Draft)- Title Page
16 The Unexpected Vista (Edited Version)- Introduction
17-28 The Unexpected Vista (Edited Draft)- Parts I through XII
29 The Unexpected Vista (Edited Draft)- Index
30 The Unexpected Vista (Edited Draft)- Description of Photos
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28 1 Physics 101- Outline
2-8 Physics 101- Introduction- Egyptians, Babylonians, Phases of the Noon- Greeks- The Flowering and Death of Greek Science- The Copernican Revolution- Scientific Method- The Newtonian World
9-14 Physics 101- Electricity and Magnetism- Exams and Notes- 1977- 1976- 1S- 1975
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29 1-2 Bibliography 1970-83- Nature 1977-83
3-10 Physics 102- Relativity- The Atom- Atomic Structure- Quantum Mechanics- Nuclear Physics- Radioactivity- Hoxton Lecture
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30 1-6 Correspondence- 1967-68, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73
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31 1-2 Correspondence 1973-74
3-4 Correspondence 1974-75
5 Correspondence 1975-76
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32 1 New York Times Magazine
2 New Physics
3 1001 Things File
4 Berman Lectures
5 Simple Harmonic Motion and Waves
6 Lectures on Glauber
7 Writer Talk
8 Time-Life/Sun
9 The Facts of Life- Oxford University Press Kit
10 FPA Conference
11 Oxford University Press
12 The Chronicle of Higher Education
13 Roemer Talk
14 Novel Notes
15 Miscellaneous- University of Chicago
16 Guggenheim Fellowship
17 End of Science Book Proposal
18 Center for Advanced Studies
19 ZBC Memos
20 Meetings: ETI, Non Linear Dynamics, SPSS, AAAS
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33 1 Meetings
2 APS Meetings
3 Research Proposal Submitted to the National Science Foundation
4 Mult. Scatlering
5 Miscellaneous Physics
6 Miscellaneous Non Physics
7 Lecture Notes
8 General Education Working Group
9 Smithsonian Book Series
10 Glauber Theory
11 1988 NPR/AAAS Meeting
12 Stonybrook and Wisconsin Conference
13 November 1987
14 Crater Talk
15 Monopole Seminar
16 Science Matters- Book World
17 Book Reviews
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34 1 Living in Space (Edited Draft)- Introduction
2-13 Living in Space (Edited Draft)- Chapters 1 through 12
14 Living in Space (Edited Version)- Figures 1-12 and 2 Drawings
15 Living in Space (Edited Draft)- Photos Herewith
16 Trefil Lineart 104 Pieces
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35 1-5 N.Y. Times- SSC Article
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36 1 Greenhouse/SM
2 Greenhouse/SM- [SM/Climate Modeling]
3-5 Greenhouse/SM- [Nuclear Winter]
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37 1 Consumers Guide to Pseudosciences
2 Science Digest Toys
3 Cold Fusion
4-14 NASA Captions Project- [Sea Surface Temperature]- Altimeter- [Biosphere]- [Pacific Zoom]- [Ozone]- [LIMS]- [ERBE]- [MSU (El Nino)]- [SAGE]- [Morter File- NASA]
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38 1 1988-89 Travel
2 The Chicago Academy of Sciences
3 Original Extinction Piece (1981)
4 SPM/Discover
5 General Magazine Correspondence
6 Long-Term Sun-Weather Relationships
7 Earth
8 Seminars- Earth
9 Deep Mines [Deep Mines Story]
10 S.M. Galaxy
11 Q. Mech- Smithsonian
12 Canals of Mars
13 Sheldon
14 Tombaugh Column
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39 1-6 U.S.A. Weekend- Pending- Dolly- Adler- Millennium- Breast Cancer
7 U.S.A. Weekend Back File
8-9 Trefil Articles
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40 1 Second Edition of Scientific Literacy
2 Correspondence 1998-2000
3-5 Antimatter
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41 1 Atoms to Quarks (First Draft)- Outline, Chapters 1 and 2
2-7 Atoms to Quarks (First Draft)- Chapters 3 through 14
8 A Scientist at the Seashore (Edited Copy)- Copyright Pages and Call-Out Sheets
9-14 A Scientist at the Seashore (Edited Copy)- Introduction, Chapters 1 through 12
15 A Scientist at the Seashore (Edited Copy)- Chapter 13 and Caption Manuscript
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42 1 Meditation at 10,000 Feet (First Draft)- Introduction and Chapter 1
2-7 Meditation at 10,000 Feet (First Draft)- Chapters 2 through 13
8 Meditation at 10,000 Feet (First Draft)- Chapter 15 and Running Head Copy
9 Meditation at 10,000 Feet (First Draft)- Photo Caption Copy, Callouts, Illustrations, Indices
10-16 Meditation at 10,000 Feet (Edited)- Introduction and Chapters 1 through 14
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43 1 Time, Space, Infinity (Rough Draft)- Prologue, Chapter 1, 2, and 3
2-7 Time, Space, Infinity (Rough Draft)- Chapter 1, Part 3- Chapter 2, Part 3- Chapter 3, Part 3- Chapter 4, Part 3- Chapter 1, Part 4- Chapter 1, Part 5
8-13 Time, Space, Infinity (Rough Draft)- Chapter 2, Part 5- Chapter 3, Part 5- Chapter 4, Part 5- Part 6- Chapter 1, Part 6
15-22 Time, Space, Infinity (Edited)- Chapters 1 -18
23 Time, Space, Infinity (Edited)- Epilogue
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44 1-2 "Crater Taphonomy and Bombardment Rates in the Phanerozoic"
3-5 Cratering Data
6 David M. Raup Articles
7 Crater Decay File
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45 1 Fossil Record
2 Target Rock
3 Impact Effects
4 Surface Removal Paper
5 Surface Removal
6-7 Miscellaneous Readings
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46 1-2 Correspondence 1986- August 1987 (Move to GMU)
3 Job Search Letters 1985-86
4 Calculation Log
5 Planet Size
6 Search Documents
7 Papers (1986)
8 Manuscript Notes- Country Roads
9-10 Articles
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47 1-2 Correspondence 1991-92
3-5 Correspondence 1992-94
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48 1 Quantum Field Theory: Mandl Notes
2-4 Quantum Field Theory: I, II, III
5-7 Quantum Mechanics: Q. Mech. I, II, III
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49 1 Nuclear and Many Body Theory: Many Body Seminar
2-3 Nuclear and Many Body Theory: Nuclear I, II
4 Nuclear and Many Body Theory: Many Body Theory
5 Nuclear and Many Body Theory: Nuclear
6 Pion Double Charge Exchange Scattering From Nuclei: Articles
7 Pion Double Charge Exchange Scattering From Nuclei: Impulse Approx.
8 Pion Double Charge Exchange Scattering From Nuclei: Wick, RMP
9 Pion Double Charge Exchange Scattering From Nuclei: Scweber, Ch. 12
10 Pion Double Charge Exchange Scattering From Nuclei: He3 Work
11-12 Pion Double Charge Exchange Scattering From Nuclei: Publication of Results
13 Pion Double Charge Exchange Scattering From Nuclei: Numerical Results
14 Pion Double Charge Exchange Scattering From Nuclei: O18 Work
15 Pion Double Charge Exchange Scattering From Nuclei: Miscellaneous
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50 1-3 General Theory of Relativity: Gen. Rel. I, II
4-6 Introduction to Theoretical Physics: Theoret I, II, III
7 Miscellaneous: Anglo Saxon
8 Miscellaneous: Russian 52
9 Miscellaneous: Russian 10
10 Miscellaneous: Renaissance Art
11 Miscellaneous: Rel. Kinematics
12 Miscellaneous: Slavic Ethnogenisis
13 Miscellaneous: Biophys.
14 Miscellaneous: Phil. Sci.
15 Miscellaneous: Orals
16 Miscellaneous: Comprehensive
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51 1-7 [Course Notes] Depolarization- Counting- Integrals- Closure Results- Program Notes- Miscellaneous- Nx Exchange
8-14 [Course Notes] Work on Proofs- P Photo Prod. A Dep.- P Exchange- Numerical Results- Data- Helcity- Reading Notes
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52 1-4 [Miscellaneous]
5-7 [Mathematics]
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53 1-3 Physics- Heat, Sound, and Light- Electricity and Magnetism- Basic Mechanics
4 Mathematics- Real Variables, Differential Equations II
5 Mathematics- Complex Var.
6 Nuclear Theory Physics 341 (Stanford University Winter Quarter 1965, J. D. Walecka)
7 Nuclear Theory III Physics 342 (Stanford University Spring Quarter 1965, J. D. Walecka)
8 Theory of Many Particle Systems Physics 340 (Stanford University Fall Quarter 1965 J. D. Walecka)
9 Notes- J. Trefil Merton Coll. Oxford
10 [Notes]
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54 1-3 Geoghysics Notes- Inverse Problem- Articles- Seminar Notes
4 Physics Thermodynamics
5-8 General Physics Teaching- Light and Heat- Miscellaneous- E and M- Mechanics
9 Third International Conference on High Energy Physics and Nuclear Structure
10 A Century of Physics at the University of Illinois 1868-1968
11 The Arrow of Time
12 Study Guide for Home Energy Evaluation
13 Reserve Physics No.102
14 An Article from Scientific American (July 1971, Vol.225, No.1)
15 All You Zombies (Reserve 104- Dr. Trefil)
16 Math. Methods
17 Miscellaneous
18 SI Work (Practice Problems)
19 SI Reading (Practice Problems)
20 SI Articles (Practice Problems)
21 Spin 3/2 Isobar Problem (Practice Problems)
22 Report on Berkeley Heavy Fon Conference
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55 1-5 Oxford Notes- Philosophy of Science- Modern Physics- Nuclear- E and M- Math. and Miscellaneous
6-10 Oxford Notes- Solid State- Kinetic Theory- Thermodynamic Statistical Mech.- Properties of Matter- Exams Misc.
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56 1 Conservation and Wilderness
2 Snowflakes
3 DNA Repair
4 Column Ideas
5 Snowball Earth
6 Flood
7 Daniel Schrag
8-9 Airplane I, II
10 Methanol Fuel Cells
11 Cloning
12 U of C Talks
13 Newfoundland
14 Kalamazoo
15 Kalamazoo Talk
16 The New York Academy of Sciences
17 Japan
18 IFI 1995 Nagoya
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57 1 Anthropic
2 Then/Now
3 Guide to the Molecular Century
4 Dictionary of Cultural Literacy- 3rd Edition
5-6 Nitrogen (Back File)
7 Spectroscopy
8 Stonehenge
9 Parallax
10 The Inflationary Universe
11 Ancient Astronomers
12 Inflation
13 Stellar Fusion
14 H-R Diagrams
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58 1 The Pierre Auger Project- Design Report November 1996
2 Cosmic Rays
3 Judge's School 1996 (Palm Springs)
4 Judge's School 1998
5 Ames
6 BRITT
7 Communities
8 Kansas City Museum
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59 1-2 Davos
3 Davos 1998
4-5 Davos 1999
6 Davos Global Issues Group- London 200
7 Davos 2000
8 Davos Global Issues Group 2001
9 Davos 2001
10 World Economic Forum- Annual Meeting 2001 Report
11 Davos 2002
12 World Economic Forum- Global City Initiative
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60 1 First Americans
2 Physics Free Press
3 Study Guide for Home Energy Evaluation
4 Miscellaneous Articles
5 Thermodynamics of Strong Interactions by R. Hagedorn
6 Cumulative Control Study
7-16 [Physics and the Life Sciences]- Introduction- 2. Introduction to Mechanics- 3. Statics- 4. Dynamics- 5. Gravity- 6. Elasticity and Simple Harmonic Motion- 7. Introduction to Fluids and Hydrostatics- 8. Hydrodynamics- 9. Heat-Temperature- 10. Thermodynamics
17-23 [Electricity]- Some Basic Facts About Electricity- Electrical Properties of Materials- Introduction to Electrical Circuits- Solid State Devices and Electronics- Magnetism- Circuitry- Waves: Simple Harmonic Motion and Waves
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61 1 1991- 92 Travels
2 APS Public Info. Committee
3 Cosmic Multiplication Jpp: Cosmic Ray Multiplicity
4 Cosmic Multiplication Jpp: Jpp From Cosmic Ray Data
5-10 The Soviet Effort in Experimental High Energy Physics: Preliminary Draft- Journals- Reading Notes- Collaborations- Articles/Notes- Citations/Conf.
11-12 Marshall Committee
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62 1 Tree Rings
2-5 Interconnected Earth
6 Waterfall- Corr.
7 Correspondence
8 Ideas IQ. Reports
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63 1-2 HALE [Explorer of the Universe]
3 HALE [On the Probable Existence of a Magnetic Field in Sun-Spots]
4 HALE [Magnetic Observation of Sunspots]
5 Solar Astronomy, MEADOWS [Early Solar Physics]
6 Dark Matter
7 The University of Chicago, Department of the Geophysical Sciences Directory 1988- 1989
8 Rotation Calc.
9 Int. Earth- S.M.
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64 1 UVA Undergraduate Record 1985-86
2 Physics
3-4 Environmental Sciences 150, 201, 148, 101, 115, 220, 250
5 Chemistry
6 Biology
7 Astronomy
8 Faculty Reports From Dean Robert Kelloaa
9 Memo's on Meeting Schedule
10 Science Requirement Course Criteria
11 Miscellaneous
12 Quantitative Reasoning
13 N- Designation
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65 1 Charlottesville Bud Light Triathlon 10-4-86
2 Physical Review Letters 09-28-70, 01-31-72
3-4 Astro II
5 Large Angle/A-B Inclusive/TPM
6 Large P Inclusives
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66 1 Modern Maturity (EXT)
2-3 Correspondence Oct. 1987-May 1988
4 Activities File 1989-90
5 [Sesquicentennial Associate Papers and Scholar at University of Chicago]
6 Fairbank
7 Pergamon Press Inc. [Royalty Info.]
8 Miscellaneous Old Stuff- UVA
9 Miscellaneous
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67 1 Conference on Non-Linear Dyn.
2 Pantheon Contract
3 Brittanica
4 NEH
5 Modern Maturity
6 McGraw- Hill Consulting
7 Levine School of Music
8 World Wildlife Fund
9 Brittanica 1987
10 Correspondence 1988-89
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68 1 PREISS
2 World Book/Supernova
3 TTSRA
4 S.M. Travel- Toronto
5 Rainbow Conference
6 Quantum Conference
7 The Chicago Academy of Sciences
8 Senate Task Force
9 Publishers
10 Book Reviews 1985-87
11-12 Craters/ S.M.
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69 1 Analysis of Worlds in Collision
2 Physics in the 80's Overview
3 Lab Reports- Merton Coll.
4 Amplitudes
5 Baryon- Baryon Scattering
6 M-B Amplitudes
7 Meson- Baryon Formalisms- Books 1 nad 2
8 Correspondence and Publication
9 Amplitude
10 Photoproduction Formalism
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70 1 [Chodoke] Effect
2 Magnetic Tides
3 Lab Reports- Merton [College]
4 Production of Free Monopoles
5 Quark Production
6 Monoplonian
7 Cell Kinetics and Cancer Chemotherapy
8 Monopole and Quark Production
9 Seminar Notes
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71 1-3 Monopolelonization: Papers, Eloss- Papers, General- Model
4-5 Rotating Fluids: Curvature- [Notes and Equations]
6-8 Technology: Fluidized Bed- Log Heat Conduction- Radiating Surface
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72 1 The Urban Environment by Ian Douglas
2-3 Classical Physics
4-5 Classical E and M II
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73 1 NAL Emulsion
2 E.A.S.
3 Scaling
4-10 Classical Physics Lecture Notes: Blood How-Seismic Waves- Properties of Solids- Atmospheric Motion- Viscosity and Heat Conduction- Spheres- Tides
11-15 Classical Physics Lecture Notes: Waves- Fluids in Motion- Rotating Gravitation Fluid- Equations of Motion- Notes for Next Year
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74 1 Physical Review Letters
2 The American Oxonian
3 The Onion vs. The Bootstrap: Will We Ever Discover The Fundamental Nature of Matter?
4-5 Classical E and M: Electrostatics
6-8 Classical E and M Additional Notes: Articles- Exams- Problem Sets
9 Classical E and M: Radiation
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75 1-3 Froissarta Bounds Factorization: R square N - Factorization - Frassert Bound
4-5 Medical Physics: Heart Valve- Urology Notes and Papers
6-7 Mathematical Physics
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76 1-5 Misc. Research Topics: Red Shift- n-p Mass Difference- Spin in Quark Reactions- Multi-Glauber Notes- Superheavy Nuclei
6-11 Tumor Growth I: Table of Experiments 600-899- Sample Size Work- Fits to Growth Nerves- Cell Cycle Fits- Renewal Theory- Miscellaneous
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77 1-2 Cultural Literacy 1987-88
3 The Role of the Natural Sciences in Cultural Literacy
4 Dictionary Correspondence
5 [Newspaper Clippings on Cultural Literacy]
6 LIST
7 [Miscellaneous Cultural Literacy Papers]
8 [Achieving Scientific Literacy]
9 Scientific Literacy
10 Cultural Literacy
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78 1 Unwritten Science Entries, Coded List, Tricia's Hunk of File 3A
2 A- A Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
3 Science/ Culture
4 Arnold Essay
5 6th Chapter of Cultural Literacy
6 Individual and Society
7 "A's" of Cultural Literacy
8 Core Knowledge
9 Physical Science
10 Biology
11 [Science Essays for Cultural Literacy]
12 Science Word List
13 New Stuff for Wordlist
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79 1 [Drafts of Table of Contents for Cultural Literacy]
2 Humanities I: Children's Literature
3 Revised Version of Ch.5- Thorndyke and Boker Everyday Classics
4 [Glossary]
5 Revised List of Clusters for 1988 Readers (Grades 2-8)
6-7 Dictionary Revision
8 [Draft of Glossary]
9 Core Knowledge
10 [Chapter 5 of Cultural Literacy]
11 DCL- Original Biology Test
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80 1-5 Spin Effects in Light Nuclei: Parameters- Scattering- Quarks- Regge Amplitudes
6 [Extinction]
7 Seminar Notes- 1980
8-14 103- Labs- Class Handouts- US Energy River- Mechanics- Lecture Notes- Reading Notes- Plans for Class
15 Climate/ Weather
16 [Book Covers]
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81 1 Nat. Geo. Book File
2 World Book
3 Time
4 US AW- Current
5 Activity Summary Backfile
6 Reports to the Nation: Our Ozone Shield, El Nino and Climate Prediction, the Climate System
7-9 [Scientific Magazine Articles]
10 Managing Gala
11 Nature
12 Nature Book
13 Sci. Lit. Test/ Backfile
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82 1 Meteorites
2 SSC File
3 Star Trek
4-5 Royalty Statements
6 EXP TV Course
7 NAS Content Standards
8 Correspondence 1994-98
9 Center for the New West
10 Astrology
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83 1 Whale Feet/Discover
2 City
3 Europa
4 Robinson 1998 Report
5 National Public Radio
6 Activities 1998-99
7 Robinson Miscellaneous
8 Activity Report 1997-98
9 PAGE
10 Judge's School
11 Robinson Report 1997
12 Judge's School 1999
13 Activities 1990-91
14 Activities Backfile
15 Honors Science
16 Activities 1999-2000
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84 1 Sun
2 Biosphere
3 Consulting
4 Texas Symposium- 1996
5 VFH
6-7 DNA Repair
8 [Moment of Creation Correspondence]
9 Red Lodge File
10 Making Fence
11 Fermi Column
12 Universe Articles
13 World Book
14 NPR- Commentaries
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85 1 Column on Creativity
2 Q. GRAV
3 Evolution and Windows
4 Physics 343 Sect. A, Dr. Lazarus James Trefil
5 Tolls on "Grounds for Dismissal"/SUNSPOT
6 Chaos and SETI
7 Centrifuge Lecture
8 Nuclear Shadowing
9 Tachyon Seminar
10 Sm. Nov. 1990- Column/Fossils
11 Early Universe- Hot
12 Two Cultures
13 Talk- Tests of G.R.
14 Dark Matter
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86 1 Physics Teacher- Thick Films
2 Sci. Dig.- Steel
3 Norton
4 The Sciences
5 National Geographic
6 Scribner's- Elementary Particles
7 Space Colony
8 1982-84 Correspondence
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87 1 Science Digest
2 ETI Outline/ Correspondence
3 S. M.
4 Evaluation- 1982
5 S.M.- Probability
6 AAAS/ W.M. Award
7 Tucson Visit/ Tree Rings
8 Nazca
9 U of Virginia
10 Mountains
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88 1 Correspondence- 1986
2 NSF Grant
3 Keller Book
4 Pyramid
5 Unfinished Education
6 Miscellaneous Stuff From Old Folders
7 Smithsonian Books
Box Folder
89 1 NSF Renewal
2 Progress Reports- U of I
3 Skipping Stone
4 Brontosaurus
5 Bow and Arrow
6 Brittanica
7 Proposals
8 Cottrell
9 VISTAS
10 Science Digest
11 Big Bang
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90 1 [World Economic Forum Participants]
2-6 World Economic Forum Meetings- 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1995
7 Formanek
8 Wine Log
9 World Economic Forum- Davos Switzerland Souvenir Menu
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91 1-3 Cassell A- Z
4 Editserve.co.uk
5 Classification of Headwords
6 Cassell BW
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92 1 Chessell Business
2 Correspondence
3 Laws of Nature: Classification of Headwords
4 Running Totals II
5 Cassell
6 Preface
7 The Alvarez Hypothesis
8 Cassell Revision I
9 3rd Batch of Entries
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93 1 S- Cond
2-8 Correspondence- 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972
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94 9 Dark Matter: Massive V- Strings- Seminars- Supersym- Dark Matter- Structure- Eastern Conf.- Texas Symp.- Dark Matter, Galaxies, and Large Scale Structure in the Universe
10-12 Astronomy 106
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95 1-6 GMU Law and Economics Center: Notes- Materials- Faculty- Participants- General- Miscellaneous-
7-14 Extinction: Proposal for Book "Nemesis"- Miscellaneous- Interviews- Time Scale Paleo.- Papers 1983- 84- Modeling- Articles
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96 1 Sun, undated
2 Clouds, undated
3-4 Astronomy I, 1992
5 CFA-I, Smithsonian, Fermllab, MMT/LMSC, APS Washington, miscellaneous,
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97 1 Beach articles (1 of 3), 1983
2 Beach articles (2 of 3), 1983
3 Beach articles (3 of 3), 1983
Includes contact sheets, photographs, and negatives
4 Mountains (1 of 3)
5 Mountains (2 of 3)
6 Mountains (3 of 3)
Includes contact sheets, photographs, and negatives
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98 1 Mind of God papers (1 of 2), 1980
2 Mind of God papers (2 of 2), 1980
3 Physics 101 and 102 exams, 1984-1985
4 Physics 101 exam notes, 1978-1982
5 Physics 103 quizzes and exams, 1980-1982
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99 1-2 Astronomy 105
3 Astronomy 105 and 106 exams, 1991-1992
4 Miscellaneous physics notes
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100 1-3 Physics 2S
4-5 Physics 181
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101 1 WGBH, 2001
2 NPR scripts, 1986-1987
3 Stenotic flow - dressing time
4 Naturalist project
5-6 Physics 104E, 1979
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102 1 Liberal arts project, 1997
2 Opening doors to the future and notes on a liberal arts physics text, 2001
3 E-mail reply on "Politics and Prose" from Kate Pruss to James Trefil, January 30, 2004
4 E-mail on "follow up from your visit" from Robin Dennis to James Trefil, December 1, 2003
5 E-mail on "States help threatened bird at expense of fisherman" from Robin Dennis to James Trefil, April 9, 2004
6 Human nature
7 Facsimile transmission cover sheet, 2003
8-9 The second step
10 Science and religion, 2000
11 Carnegie, 2000-2001
12 Globalization and education conference, 2001-2002
13 Miscellaneous articles
14 USA weekend articles, 1998-1999
15 Chi-Tampa 2002, 2001-2002
16 Brookings, Judicial education program, 2004
17 Pop science quiz, 2003
18 Big ideas, 2004
19 Weather, 2000
20 Macedonia, 2000
21 Macedonia translation
22 Cyril and Methodius University, 1997
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103 1 Second step - first revision
2 Second step - working revision, 2003
3 Adler planetarium, 1997-1999
4 H-M proposal XX 452 A3, 1998
5 Macedonia back file, 1999-2000
6 Macedonia back file, 1998
7 Second step proposals, 2002
8 Second step revision notes, 2002-2003
9 Second step revisions
10 Climate information, 2002
11 Henry Holt and company author questionnaires
12 Index for human nature
13 Syndicate column
14 Unknown correspondence, 1994-1995
15 Next 5 XX 452 H9
16 Chronicle, 1994-1995
17 Future H-M items
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104 1 Nature promotion file, 2003
2 God and science
3 Underground, 1985
4 Mars, fossils, 1995
5 Completed files, March 25 and 30, 1995
6 The edge of the unknown, ready for final revision, June 1995
7 Symmetry proposal, 2000
8 500 year proposal, 2004
9 Evolution
10 Geo-engineering, 1996
11 MacAyeal, 1993
12 MacAyeal II, 1993-1995
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105 1 1996-2001
2 1996
3 Consciousness file, 1995-1996
4 "Between Darwin and the supercomputer"
5 "Are we unique?"
6 C.A.S. and Nature museum, 1996-1997
7 Columbia College, 1996-1997
8 Amsterdam, 1995-1997
9 EM9T back file, astronomy text 2?, 1997-1999
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106 1 Everyday science, 1997-2001
2 July meeting, 2003
3 Holt meeting, 2003
4 Reading notes (non-Physics)
5 Robinson report, 2001
6 Orals
7 APS chapter 8
8 Marshall committee, 1995-1997
9 Dilenschneider, 1999
10 Report, 2003-2004
11 2002-2003
12 Macedonia, Science news, 2004
13 AAAS (Copust and Fellow), 1997-2003
14 Richard London, June 2004
15 McD - L Ohio, 2003
16 Robinson report, 2000
17-19 First draft working title: The Second Step
20 Smithsonian, 2001-2002
21 Quarterly report, 2002
22 Frontiers, 2002-2004
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107 1 McDougal-Littel backfile, 2002
2 Bell's theorem
3 Index specs for Trefil, human nature, 2004
4-5 Human nature master set - first pass pages, December 18, 2003
6-7 Human nature master set - second pass pages, January 26, 2004
8-9 Human nature master set - third pass pages, February 18, 2004
10 The international center for the advancement of scientific literacy - science and democracy, 1993
11 Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2003
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108 1-2 Human nature duplicate set - first pass pages, December 18, 2003
3-4 Human nature duplicate set - second pass pages, January 26, 2004
5-6 Human nature master
7 Developing a science program: from concept to classroom, keynote speaker, 2003
8 Robinson professor effort reports; course descriptions and student ratings, 2001-2002
9 Sabbatical expenses; Marshall?, 2002-2004
10 The sciences: an integrated approach fourth edition cover page and biography
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109 1 "Why science?", draft and editing
2 "Grand questions" 2006
3 Grand research questions in the solid earth sciences briefing book, July 19-20, 2006
4 Solid earth sciences, 2006
5 "1 S V" 2006
6 Final College of Science report, 2004
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110 1 College of Science report, 2004
2 College of Science committee, 2004
3 Miscellaneous papers, 2004-2005
4 Magazine story ideas, 2004
5 Communications, 1978-1983
6 Gemant award, 2000-2002
7 Miscellaneous old papers and calculations
8 "EDC" and magazine articles, 2006
9 Smithsonian magazine - quarterly reports - James Trefil, volume I, 1987-1990
10 Smithsonian magazine - quarterly reports - James Trefil, volume II, 1991-1996
11 Smithsonian magazine - quarterly reports - James Trefil, volume III, 1997-2001
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111 Floppy disks
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112 Floppy disks
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113 1 College of Science - organization and reports, 2005
2 Papers from "Why science?", I, 2007
3 Papers from "Why science?", II, 2005
4 Papers from "Why science?", III, 2005
5 Papers from "Why science?", IV, 2006
6 Physics syllaby and exams, 1978-1979
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114 1 A course in general science/scientific literacy by Robert M. Hazen and James Trefil
2 Brittanica, 2005
3 Educational leadership, 2009
4 Gemant committee, 2003-2008
5 Hominid trap, 1994-1995
6 Intelligent design, 2005-2006
7 Judicial education retreat, September 21-23, 2005
8 Liberal education, 2007
9 Metabolism first proposal, 2007
10 Mining, undated
11 Morowitz project, 2005-2006
12 Neutrino astronomy article, 2009
13 New horizon, 2009
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115 1 New planet, 1991-1992
2 Oersted, 2005
3 Origin of life, American Science, 2007-2009
4 Origin of life, astronomy, 2008
5 Phi Beta Kappa book award, 2007-2009
6 Phi Beta Kappa, 2007
7 Physical science McD - L, 2004-2006
8 Physics and solids, Dover, 2009
9 Post office, 2009
10 Reviews; 10 ideas; Istanbul, undated
11 Santa Fe Journal, 2005
12 Science academy, 2005-2006
13 Science and the law, 2004-2006
14 Science and the law II, 2004-2005
15 Science evaluation group, 2005
16 Science matters, circa 2007
17 Science matters: achieving scientific literacy, revisions, 1991
18 The Sciences, sixth edition, 2008
19 The Sciences: an integrated approach, fifth edition, 2005
20 SFI bulletin, aging, 2006
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116 1 SFI periodic table
2 Trefil chapter 17, 2006
3 Uncertainty proposal, 2008
4 Washington Post book world, 2008
5 Wonder stories, 2007
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