WorldCat Identities

Goodman, Rob

Overview
Works: 10 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 1,217 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Drama 
Roles: Author, Production personnel
Classifications: QA29.S423, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rob Goodman
A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age by Jimmy Soni( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life and times of one of the foremost intellects of the twentieth century: Claude Shannon--the architect of the Information Age, whose insights stand behind every computer built, email sent, video streamed, and webpage loaded. Claude Shannon was a groundbreaking polymath, a brilliant tinkerer, and a digital pioneer. He constructed a fleet of customized unicycles and a flamethrowing trumpet, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots. He also wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution, which has been called 'the Magna Carta of the Information Age.' His discoveries would lead contemporaries to compare him to Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. His work anticipated by decades the world we'd be living in today--and gave mathematicians and engineers the tools to bring that world to pass. In this elegantly written, exhaustively researched biography, Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman reveal Claude Shannon's full story for the first time. It's the story of a small-town Michigan boy whose career stretched from the era of room-sized computers powered by gears and string to the age of Apple. It's the story of the origins of our digital world in the tunnels of MIT and the 'idea factory' of Bell Labs, in the 'scientists' war' with Nazi Germany, and in the work of Shannon's collaborators and rivals, thinkers like Alan Turing, John von Neumann, Vannevar Bush, and Norbert Wiener. And it's the story of Shannon's life as an often reclusive, always playful genius. With access to Shannon's family and friends, A Mind at Play brings this singular innovator and creative genius to life."--Jacket
Rome's last citizen : the life and legacy of Cato, mortal enemy of Caesar by Rob Goodman( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Marcus Cato the Younger -- Rome's bravest statesman, an aristocratic soldier, a Stoic philosopher, and staunch defender of sacred Roman tradition -- is rich with resonances for current politics and contemporary notions of freedom
Rome's last citizen : [the life and legacy of Cato, mortal enemy of Caesar] by Rob Goodman( )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Marcus Cato the Younger -- Rome's bravest statesman, an aristocratic soldier, a Stoic philosopher, and staunch defender of sacred Roman tradition -- is rich with resonances for current politics and contemporary notions of freedom
A mind at play : how Claude Shannon invented the information age by Jimmy Soni( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Claude Shannon was a tinkerer, a playful wunderkind, a groundbreaking polymath, and a digital pioneer whose insights made the Information Age possible. He constructed fire-breathing trumpets and customized unicycles, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots, but he also wrote the seminal text of the digital revolution. That work allowed scientists to measure and manipulate information as objectively as any physical object. His work gave mathematicians and engineers the tools to bring that world to pass. Now, Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman bring Claude Shannon's story to life. It's the story of a small-town boy from Michigan whose career stretched from the age of room-sized computers powered by gears and string to the age of the Apple desktop. It's the story of the origins of information in the tunnels of MIT and the "idea factory" of Bell Labs, in the 'scientists' war' with Nazi Germany, and in the work of Shannon's collaborators and rivals. It's the story of Shannon's life as an often reclusive, always playful genius. With access to Shannon's family and friends, A Mind At Play explores the life and times of this singular innovator and creative genius."--Container
Wild bill's run( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the strange but true story of wild Bill Cooper, part antic adventure and part crime caper, wild Bills run is an unforgettable ride with a true American folk hero. In the winter of 1972, wild Bill Cooper led a ragtag crew of mechanics, ranchers and photographers on a grueling expedition across the polar ice. During some of the darkest days of the Cold War, their goal was to snowmobile 5,000 miles from Minnesota to Moscow. They didn't make it. After the expedition returned home, Cooper embarked on a startling new adventure. Accused of leading a massive drug smuggling operation known as the marijuana air force, he was named one of America's ten most wanted by the U.S. Marshal Service. But the wily outdoors man was never caught. He refused to surrender to the law, just as he'd refused to surrender to the arcrtic. Even today his whereabouts remain a mystery
Humility pills : building an ethics of cognitive enhancement by Rob Goodman( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Will our children dance and sing?( Visual )

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

Tight budgets and changed priorities strike at arts education. Parents can't afford art or music lessons. Yet we say we want skilled, creative Americans. Can innovative Milwaukee ideas help bring the arts to all our children?
The glass menagerie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A mind at play how Claude Shannon invented the informate age by Jimmy Soni( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.21 for Wild bill' ... to 0.83 for The glass ...)

Languages
English (33)