James Trefil is the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Physics at George Mason University. His books include The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, 1001 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Science, and Are We Unique? A Scientist Explores the Human Mind.
Trefil surpasses almost all other scientists writing about science for the public. - The New York Times ""James Trefil has an unmatched ability to go directly to the heart of the matter with humor, plain language, and telling examples. Want to be scientifically literate without pain? Read Trefil!"" - E. D. Hirsch, Jr., University Professor Emeritus of Education and Humanities, University of Virginia