WorldCat Identities

Fishman, Charles 1961-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 193 publications in 10 languages and 9,176 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Creator
Classifications: HD1691, 381.1490973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Charles Fishman
 
Most widely held works by Charles Fishman
The Wal-Mart effect : how the world's most powerful company really works-- and how it's transforming the American economy by Charles Fishman( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wal-Mart is not just the world's largest company--it is the largest company in the history of the world. It is estimated that the company's low prices save American consumers $10 billion a year--but the #1 employer in 37 states has never let a union in the door. Though 70% of Americans now live within a 15-minute drive of a Wal-Mart, we have not even begun to understand the true power of the company. We know about the lawsuits and the labour protests, but what we don't know is how profoundly the "Wal-Mart effect" is changing our America's economy, our workforce, our communities, and our environment
The big thirst : the secret life and turbulent future of water by Charles Fishman( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex. Rather than only three states of water, liquid, ice, and vapor, there is a fourth, "molecular water," fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that's where most of the planet's water is found. Unlike most precious resources, water cannot be used up; it can always be made clean enough again to drink, indeed, water can be made so clean that it's toxic. Water is the most vital substance in our lives but also more amazing and mysterious than we appreciate. As the author brings to life in this narrative, water runs our world in a host of awe inspiring ways, yet we take it completely for granted. But the era of easy water is over. Bringing readers on a lively and fascinating journey from the wet moons of Saturn to the water obsessed hotels of Las Vegas, where dolphins swim in the desert, and from a rice farm in the parched Australian outback to a high tech IBM plant that makes an exotic breed of pure water found nowhere in nature, he shows that we have already left behind a century long golden age when water was thoughtlessly abundant, free, and safe and entered a new era of high stakes water. In 2008, Atlanta came within ninety days of running entirely out of clean water. California is in a desperate battle to hold off a water catastrophe. And in the last five years Australia nearly ran out of water, and had to scramble to reinvent the country's entire water system. But as dramatic as the challenges are, the deeper truth the author reveals is that there is no good reason for us to be overtaken by a global water crisis. We have more than enough water. We just don't think about it, or use it, smartly. This book explores our strange and complex relationship to water. We delight in watching waves roll in from the ocean; we take great comfort from sliding into a hot bath; and we will pay a thousand times the price of tap water to drink our preferred brand of the bottled version. We love water, but at the moment, we do not appreciate it or respect it. Just as we have begun to reimagine our relationship to food, a change that is driving the growth of the organic and local food movements, we must also rethink how we approach and use water. The good news is that we can. As is shown, a host of advances are under way, from the simplicity of harvesting rainwater to the brilliant innovations devised by companies such as IBM, GE, and Royal Caribbean that are making impressive breakthroughs in water productivity. Knowing what to do is not the problem. Ultimately, the hardest part is changing our water consciousness. As the author writes, "Many civilizations have been crippled or destroyed by an inability to understand water or manage it. We have a huge advantage over the generations of people who have come before us, because we can understand water and we can use it smartly." This book will forever change the way we think about water, about our essential relationship to it, and about the creativity we can bring to ensuring that we will always have plenty of it; it is an examination of the passing of the golden age of water and the shocking facts about how water scarcity will soon be a major factor in our lives.--From book jacket
One giant leap : the impossible mission that flew us to the Moon by Charles Fishman( Book )

14 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the scientists and engineers at NASA, who suddenly had less than a decade to invent space travel. Over the next decade, more than 400,000 scientists, engineers, and factory workers would send 24 astronauts to the Moon. Each hour of space flight would require one million hours of work back on Earth to get America to the Moon on July 20, 1969. Fishman provides a behind-the-scenes account of the furious race to complete one of mankind's greatest achievements. -- adapted from back cover
A curious mind : the secret to a bigger life by Brian Grazer( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Academy Award-nominated producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly "curiosity conversations" that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows--from 24 to A Beautiful Mind. For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly "curiosity conversation" with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer's movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and many others. A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you're looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book--and its lessons on the power of curiosity--can change your life"--
A curious mind : the secret to a bigger life by Brian Grazer( Recording )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly 'curiosity conversation' with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer's movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and many others
The Wal-Mart effect : [how the world's most powerful company really works-- and how it's transforming the American economy] by Charles Fishman( Recording )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wal-Mart is not just the world's largest company--it is the largest company in the history of the world. It is estimated that the company's low prices save American consumers $10 billion a year--but the #1 employer in 37 states has never let a union in the door. Though 70% of Americans now live within a 15-minute drive of a Wal-Mart, we have not even begun to understand the true power of the company. We know about the lawsuits and the labour protests, but what we don't know is how profoundly the "Wal-Mart effect" is changing our America's economy, our workforce, our communities, and our environment. Journalist Fishman takes us on a behind-the-scenes investigative expedition, interviewing 25 high-level ex-executives and a host of Wal-Mart's suppliers, and journeying to the ports and factories where Wal-Mart's power is warping the very structure of the world's market.--From publisher description
The big thirst : the secret life and turbulent future of water by Charles Fishman( Recording )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the passing of the golden age of water and the shocking facts about how water scarcity will soon be a major factor in our lives
The Wal-Mart effect : how an out-of-town superstore became a superpower by Charles Fishman( Book )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wal-Mart is not just the world's largest company--it is the largest company in the history of the world. It is estimated that the company's low prices save American consumers $10 billion a year--but the #1 employer in 37 states has never let a union in the door. Though 70% of Americans now live within a 15-minute drive of a Wal-Mart, we have not even begun to understand the true power of the company. We know about the lawsuits and the labour protests, but what we don't know is how profoundly the "Wal-Mart effect" is changing our America's economy, our workforce, our communities, and our environment. Journalist Fishman takes us on a behind-the-scenes investigative expedition, interviewing 25 high-level ex-executives and a host of Wal-Mart's suppliers, and journeying to the ports and factories where Wal-Mart's power is warping the very structure of the world's market.--From publisher description
One giant leap : the impossible mission that flew us to the moon by Charles Fishman( Recording )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shares the story of the remarkable NASA scientists and engineers who created America's space program and fulfilled President Kennedy's mandate to put a man on the Moon before 1970
Una mente curiosa : el secreto para una vida más completa by Brian Grazer( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Curious Mind offers a peek into the conversations that inspired B. Grazer to create some of the worlds most iconic movies and television shows. He shows how curiosity fueled his rise as one of Hollywoods leading creative visionaries, and how all of us can channel it to lead more rewarding lives
Wo er ma xiao ying by Fei Shi Man( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the retail giant's effect on global economy
The big thirst : the secret liefe and turbulent future of water by Charles Fishman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo'erma xiao ying by Charles Fishman( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hao qi xin : sheng ming bu zai yu zhao da an, er shi wen wen ti = A Curious mind by Brian Grazer( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La grande sete : l'era della scommessa sull'acqua by Charles Fishman( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Curious Mind by Charles Fishman( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Academy Award?nominated producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly "curiosity conversations" that have inspired Grazer to create some of America?s favorite and iconic movies and television shows?from 24 to A Beautiful Mind . For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly "curiosity conversation" with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to spies, and adventurers to business leaders, Grazer has met with anyone willing to answer his questions for a few hours. These informal discussions sparked the creative inspiration behind many of Grazer?s movies and TV shows, including Splash, 24, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, Arrested Development, 8 Mile, J. Edgar, and many others. A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you?re looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book?and its lessons on the power of curiosity?can change your life
The big thirst : a tour of the bitter fights, breathtaking beauty, relentless innovation, and big business driving the new era of high-stakes water by Charles Fishman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the passing of the golden age of water and the shocking facts about how water scarcity will soon be a major factor in our lives
Hao qi xin : sheng ming bu zai yu zhao da an, er shi wen wen ti by Brian Grazer( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big thirst : a tour of the bitter fights, breathtaking beauty, relentless innovation, and big business driving the new era of high-stakes water by Charles Fishman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wal-Mart Effect comes a fascinating journey into the secret life of water, a book that upends everything we think we know about the most vital substance in our lives
One giant leap : the untold story of how we flew to the moon by Charles Fishman( Recording )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From New York Times bestselling author of The Wal-Mart Effect, Charles Fishman reveals the untold true story of the men and women charged with taking the United States to the Moon. President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States would land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the engineers at NASA. On the day of the historic speech, America had a total of fifteen minutes of spaceflight experience-with just five of those minutes outside the atmosphere. In fact, Soviet canines had more spaceflight experience than US astronauts. To fulfill President Kennedy's mandate, NASA engineers had to invent space travel. When Kennedy announced his goal, no one knew how to navigate to the Moon. No one knew how to build a rocket big enough to fly to the Moon. No one knew how to build a computer small enough to put on that rocket. No one knew how to feed astronauts in space, and no one knew how astronauts would even use the bathroom in space. And NASA had just nine years to make it happen. In One Giant Leap, Charles Fishman introduces readers to the men and women tasked with putting a man on the moon. From the halls of MIT, where the eccentric and legendary digital pioneer Charles Draper created the two computers aboard Apollo 11, to the factories where hundreds of women weaved computer programs with copper wire, Fishman captures the sweeping achievement of these ordinary Americans. This is the captivating story of men and women charged with changing the world as we know it-their leaders, their triumphs, their near disasters, all of which led to arguably the greatest success story of the twentieth century
 
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The Wal-Mart effect : how the world's most powerful company really works-- and how it's transforming the American economy
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The big thirst : the secret life and turbulent future of waterThe Wal-Mart effect : [how the world's most powerful company really works-- and how it's transforming the American economy]The big thirst : the secret life and turbulent future of waterThe Wal-Mart effect : how an out-of-town superstore became a superpowerWo er ma xiao yingThe big thirst : the secret liefe and turbulent future of waterThe big thirst : a tour of the bitter fights, breathtaking beauty, relentless innovation, and big business driving the new era of high-stakes waterThe big thirst : a tour of the bitter fights, breathtaking beauty, relentless innovation, and big business driving the new era of high-stakes water
Alternative Names
Fishman, Charles

Fishman, Charles N.

Fishman, Charles N. 1961-

ishman, Charles N. 1961-

피시먼, 찰스 1961-

フィッシュマン, チャールズ

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