General Audience Science Writing


Hazen, R.M. (2019) Symphony in C: Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything. New York: W.W. Norton. British edition (London: HarperCollins, 2019); Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese editions).  ISBN:  978-0-393-60943-1



Hazen, R.M. (2017) Acceptance of the 2016 Roebling Medal of the Mineralogical Society of America. American Mineralogist, 102, 1134-1135. 



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



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



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



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

Hazen RM (2012) The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet. (Viking, New York) 306 p. 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, ed Hilebrand J. [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(1):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, November 2006

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



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. (The Teaching Company, Chantilly)

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):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. (Wiley, New York) 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. (Wiley, New York) 640 p



Hazen RM (2002) Why should you be scientifically literate? ActionBioscience [link]



Hazen RM, Trefil JS (2000) The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, 3rd edition. (Wiley, New York) 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. (The Teaching Company, Springfield)

Trefil JS, Hazen RM (1999) The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, updated 2nd edition. (Wiley, New York) 614 p



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



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

Hazen RM (1997) The great unknown. Technology Review 100(8):38-45

Hazen RM (1997) What we don't know: the unanswered questions of science. Technology Review 100(5):22-30 and cover. French translation: Finie, la science? Tu parles, Charles! (1998) Le Temps Strategique Nov-Dec:80-95 [pdf]

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

Trefil JS, Hazen RM (1997) The Sciences: An Integrated Approach, 2nd edition. (Wiley, New York) 614 p



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



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



Hazen RM (1994) The new alchemy. Technology Review 97(8):24-32



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



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

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



Hazen RM (1991) Why my kids hate science. Newsweek, February 25, 1991, p 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, p 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, January 13, 1991, p 24-26 [pdf]

Hazen RM, Trefil JS (1991) Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy. (Doubleday, New York). Paperback edition, 1992 (Anchor, New York). 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. (National Science Foundation, Washington) 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. Agriculture and the Undergraduate (National Research Council, Washington) 95-103



Hazen RM (1989) The billion dollar formula. The Weekend Guardian, April 15-16, 1989, p 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. (Summit Books, New York) 271 p. Paperback edition 1989 (Ballantine/Science, New York). 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):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. More Random Walks in Science, ed Walker RL (The Institute of Physics, Bristol) p 184-185 [pdf]



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



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