Robert M. Hazen | Geophysical Laboratory

General Audience Science Writing


Trefil JS, Hazen RM (2015) The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, 8th Edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.



Hazen RM (2014) Mineral fodder. Aeon Magazine, published online June 24, 2014, 7 pp.



Hazen RM (2013) The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet. New York: Penguin, softcover edition, 306 p.



Hazen RM (2012) An accident waiting to happen (That’s Life). Eureka, The Times, #33 (June 2012), 14-19.

Hazen RM (2012) The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet. New York: Viking, 306 p. Softcover edition (2013). Foreign language: Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Polish, and Czech editions.



Hazen RM (2011) Exciting Frontiers Await at Scientific Boundaries. Earth, 56, 71.  [pdf]



Hazen RM (2010) Scientific literacy:  A modest proposal. American Academy of Arts and Sciences, edited by J. Hilebrand. [pdf]



Hazen RM (2006) Creation myths: What scientists don't and can't know about the world. In Character 2, #2, 56-67. [pdf]

Hazen RM (2006) Intelligent design and the college classroom: Should we "teach the controversy"? Astrobiology, 6, 106.

Hazen RM (2006) Testing the limits on the small scale. Geotimes, June 2006, 22-25. [pdf]

Hazen RM (2006) What is life? New Scientist, in press.

Trefil JS, Hazen RM (2006) The Sciences: An Integrated Approach (5th edition). New York: Wiley.



Hazen RM (2005) The discovery of DNA. The Great Courses Magazine, 1 (#12), 6-13.

Hazen RM (2005) The Origins of Life. A 24-lecture video/audio course with companion script volumes. Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company.

Hazen RM (2005) Science under attack. Elements, 1, #5, 255. [pdf]

Morowitz H, Hazen RM, Trefil JS (2005) Intelligent design has no place in the science curriculum. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 52, #2 (September 2, 2005), B6-B8. [pdf]



Hazen RM (2004) Mineralogy I: Bones to Mars. Geotimes, 49, #7, 24-26. [pdf]

Trefil JS, Hazen RM (2004) Physics Matters: An Introduction to Conceptual Physics. New York: John Wiley & Sons, xxviii, 691 p.



Hazen MH, Hazen RM (2003) "In God We Trust:" Motto come lately. The Washington Post, September 1, 2003, p.A24. [pdf]

Trefil JS, Hazen RM (2003) The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, 4th edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, xxiii, 640 p.



Hazen RM (2002) Why should you be scientifically literate? [peer-reviewed web publication] [link]



Hazen RM, Trefil JS (2000) The Sciences: An Integrated Approach. 3rd edition. NY, Wiley. 576 p. + CD ROM.



Hazen RM, Parise J (1999) Dedication to Charles T. Prewitt. American Mineralogist, 84, 213. [pdf]

Hazen RM (1999) The Great Principles of Science. (A 60-lecture videotape and audiotape course, with accompanying booklets). Springfield, VA: The Teaching Company.

Trefil JS, Hazen RM (1999) The Sciences: An Integrated Approach. Updated Second Edition. NY: Wiley, 614 p.



Working Group on Teaching Evolution [13 authors including Hazen RM] (1998) Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science. Washington: National Academy of Sciences Press, 140 p.



Hazen RM (1997) Books to grow on: Literature of science. In S.Dodson, The Mother-Daughter Book Club, New York: HarperPerennial, p.204.

Hazen RM (1997) The great unknown. Technology Review, 100 (no. 8), 38-45.

Hazen RM (1997) What we don't know: the unanswered questions of science. Technology Review 100 (no.5), 22-30 and cover. French translation: Finie, la science? Tu parles, Charles! Le Temps Strategique Nov-Dec 98, 80-95 (1998). [pdf]

Hazen RM, Singer M (1997) Why Aren't Black Holes Black: The Unanswered Questions at the Frontiers of Science. NY: Doubleday. German Edition: Warum schwarze Locher nicht schwarz sind (Vienna and Munich: Franz Deuticke Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H., 1998). Swedish edition: Varfor ar svarta hal inte svarta? (Falun: Richters, 1997). Portugese edition: Por Que Nao Sao Negros os Buracos Negros? (Lisbon: Dinalivro, 1998).

Trefil JS, Hazen RM (1997) The Sciences: An Integrated Approach. Second edition (extensively revised). NY: Wiley, 614 p.



Hazen RM, Trefil JS (1996) The Physical Sciences: An Integrated Approach. New York: Wiley, 672 pp.



Trefil JS, Hazen RM (1995) The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, 1st edition. New York: Wiley, 634 p.



Hazen RM (1994) The new alchemyTechnology Review 97 (no.8), 24-32.



 Trefil JS, Hazen RM (1993) The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, Preliminary edition. New York: Wiley, 546 p.



Hazen RM (1992) The discovery. In W.H.Shore (ed.) Mysteries of Life and the Universe. New York: Harcourt-Brace-Jovanovich, 304-311. [pdf]

Hazen RM (1992) Scientific literacy: The enemy is us. In Agriculture and the Undergraduate. (Washington: National Research Council), 95-103. [pdf]



Hazen RM (1991) Why my kids hate science. Newsweek, Feb. 25, 1991, 7. [pdf]

Hazen RM, Trefil JS (1991) Achieving chemical literacy. Journal of Chemical Education, 68, 392-394.[pdf]

Hazen RM, Trefil JS (1991) Achieving geological literacy, Journal of Geological Education, 39, 28-30.[pdf]

Hazen RM, Trefil JS (1991) Achieving scientific literacy. Chronicle of Higher Education, April 10, 1991, A44. [pdf]

Hazen RM, Trefil JS (1991) Astronomical Literacy. Sky and Telescope, 84, 348. [pdf]

Hazen RM, Trefil JS (1991) Educators must accept the difference between `doing' and `using' science. The Scientist, 5, #6, 11-13.

Hazen RM, Trefil JS (1991) General science: the key to scientific literacy. Education Digest, 57, 64-66. [pdf]

Hazen RM, Trefil JS (1991) Quick, what's a quark? The New York Times Magazine, Jan. 13, 1991, 24-26. [pdf]

Hazen RM, Trefil JS (1991) Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy. NY: Doubleday. Paperback edition, NY: Anchor (1992). Numerous foreign editions, including French, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Greek, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.

Hazen RM, Trefil JS (1991) Scientific literacy. Carnegie Magazine, 60, 14-17. [pdf]

James CC, Hazen RM (1991) Curiosity is the Frontier. Washington: National Science Foundation. (Projects for National Science and Technology Week, April 21-27, 1991.)

Pool R (1991) Scientific literacy: The enemy is us. Science 251, 266-267.[pdf] (Article about work described in Hazen RM (1992) Scientific literacy: The enemy is us. In Agriculture and the Undergraduate. (Washington: National Research Council), 95-103.)



Hazen RM (1989) The billion dollar formula. The Weekend Guardian April 15-16, 1989, 1-4.

Hazen RM (1989) A farewell to obsolete pyroxenes. The Lattice 5, 6-7. [pdf]



Hazen RM (1988) The Breakthrough: The Race for the Superconductor. New York: Summit Books, 271 p. Paperback edition by Ballantine/Science, New York, 1989. Foreign editions: Superconductors: The Breakthrough, Unwin Hyman Ltd., London, 1988; La Course Aux Supraconducteurs, Librairie Plon, Paris, 1989; De Dag Dat de Wetenschap Wild Werd, Uitgeverij Lannoo, Tielt, The Netherlands, 1989. Also Japanese, Italian, Greek, and Chinese editions.

Hazen RM (1988) High-Tc Newsletters: Hot from the laboratory. Nature 335, 677-678. [pdf]

Hazen RM (1988) Perovskites. Scientific American 258, #6 for June, 74-81. [pdf]



Hazen RM (1985) Review of Landprints by Walter Sullivan. Nature 314, 693.



Hazen RM (1983) Acceptance of the Mineralogical Society of America Award for 1982. American Mineralogist 68, 655-656. [pdf]



Hazen RM (1982) Curve fitting. In: R.L.Walker (ed.) More Random Walks in Science. Bristol, England: The Institute of Physics, 184-185. [pdf]



Hazen RM (1980) From atom measurer to Egyptian trumpeter. Washington Post, Sunday, July 6, 1980, D3. [pdf]



Hazen RM (1978) Curve fitting. Science 202, 823. (Also reprinted in several anthologies of science humor.) [pdf]