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Goodfield, June 1927-

Overview
Works: 85 works in 454 publications in 8 languages and 10,039 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: BD638, 509
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about June Goodfield
 
Most widely held works by June Goodfield
The discovery of time by Stephen Toulmin( Book )

99 editions published between 1945 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architecture of matter by Stephen Toulmin( Book )

71 editions published between 1962 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing God : genetic engineering and the manipulation of life by June Goodfield( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imagined world : a story of scientific discovery by June Goodfield( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fabric of the heavens; the development of astronomy and dynamics by Stephen Toulmin( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of our relationship with the stars and their celestial cousins is long, involving, and full of surprises. The Fabric of the Heavens, by science historians Stephen Toulmin and June Goodfield, outlines thinking about astronomy and dynamics from "pre-theoretical" Babylonian times to the Newtonian revolution that seeded our modern conceptions of space. Fully integrating the two cultures of science and the humanities, the authors find evidence of new thinking in Milton's writing and medieval tapestries as well as classic scientific and pre-scientific works. Using language that is beautiful, compelling and precise, they trace the threads of history which are woven into today's science (which, they predict, will find itself woven into something even more startlingly unrecognisable in years hence). Why were the ancients so fascinated by the sky and stars? Interestingly, it seems that their concerns were mostly practical; theological significance took longer to attach itself to the patterns up above. Agricultural and navigational concerns, once resolved, gave way to deeper philosophical, mythological and religious curiosity--which used the mathematical tools of its predecessors to great effect. The lives and works of Aristotle, Copernicus, Galileo and Newton are all thoroughly explored, and it is easier to see the continuity between them and their contemporaries in the breadth of this writing. First published in 1962, The Fabric of the Heavens was one of the first postmodern studies of the development of physical science; even were it not such a pleasure to read, it would still merit careful study
Quest for the killers by June Goodfield( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the epidemiological search for the cause and cure of five deadly diseases: Kuru, Hepatitis B, Schistosomiasis, leprosy, and smallpox
The growth of scientific physiology; physiological method and the mechanist-vitalist controversy, illustrated by the problems of respiration and animal heat by June Goodfield( Book )

21 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The siege of cancer by June Goodfield( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fabric of the heavens by Stephen Toulmin( Book )

32 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on science and the media by June Goodfield( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examined in this book are four recent, highly publicized science stories: Rorvik's "clone," thalidomide, lab standards for recombinant dna research, and the case of the painted laboratory mice. Inquiries into the failure of scientists and journalists to report scientific research accurately to the public, the importance of these issues, and the need for the two professions to recognize some specific obligations to the public are presented. (Cs)
Courier to Peking by June Goodfield( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished scientist becomes the unknowing courier and victim of international politics
A chance to live by June Goodfield( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cancer under siege : a unique account of the lives and ideas of the scientists who are striving to lessen the price we pay for life by June Goodfield( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre, qui se présente sous la forme d'un reportage, "conduit le lecteur de laboratoire en laboratoire, à la rencontre et à l'écoute des chercheurs" qui expliquent eux-mêmes leurs travaux et leurs découvertes. L'auteur s'en est tenue à quelques grands domaines de la recherche contemporaine: cancer et virus, cancer et biologie, cancer et système immunitaire, cancer et médicament, etc. Elle insiste plus sur ce qui se passe aux Etats-Unis (où le budget de la recherche représente le double du budget consacré aux soins) que dans le reste du monde. [SDM]
Wissenschaft und Medien by June Goodfield( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gleichgültig, welche Unterschiede in Methode oder Weltsicht die Wissenschaft von den Medien auch trennen mögen, man darf mit Gewißheit behaupten, daß beide ebenso leidenschaft lich für Unabhängigkeit eintreten, wie sie wachsenden Einfluß auf Wandel und Werte der Gesellschaft ausüben. Obwohl aber beide Seiten ihre Unabhängigkeit verteidigen, noch dazu mit Inbrunst, läßt sich nicht bestreiten, daß jede Seite von der anderen abhängt: Die Wissenschaft verläßt sich auf die Medien als Informanten der Öffentlichkeit, die Medien stützen sich auf die Wissenschaftler als Nachrichtenlieferanten. Soviel ist klar. Damit werden Kräfte, Spannungen und Probleme in diesem entscheidend wichtigen Verhältnis allerdings nicht annähernd erfaßt. Die American Association for the Advancement of Science hat ein lebhaftes Interesse am Verständnis der Öffentlichkeit für Wissenschaft und Technik. Dieses Interesse reicht viel tiefer als ein Bestreben, Wissenschaft zu verkaufen oder zu . Es entsteht aus der Erkenntnis, daß die Macht der Wissenschaft staatlichen und privaten Angelegenheiten nicht neutral gegenübersteht, sondern für die meisten kritischen Wahlmöglichkeiten und Ergebnisse, die entweder durch zwanglose Entscheidung oder durch Untätigkeit zustande kommen, von zentraler Bedeutung ist, und daß sie sehr viel Verständnis braucht. Aus unserer Sicht folgt daraus, daß die Wissenschaft eine hohe Verantwortung dafür trägt, die Medien zu verstehen und ihren Bedürfnissen Rechnung zu tragen. Andererseits sind die Medien ebenso verantwortlich dafür, daß Methoden, Disziplin und Grenzen erkannt werden, die wissen schaftliche Entdeckung, Vorstellung in der Öffentlichkeit und Anwendungsmöglichkeiten begleiten
From the face of the earth by June Goodfield( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace in our time? by June Goodfield( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planned miracle by June Goodfield( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modelle des Kosmos by Stephen Toulmin( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rotten at the core by June Goodfield( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers of time : why is everyone talking to Philippa? by June Goodfield( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The discovery of time
Alternative Names
Goodfield, G. J.

Goodfield, G. J. 1927-

Goodfield, G. J. (G. June), 1927-

Goodfield, G. June.

Goodfield, G. June 1927-

Goodfield, Gwyneth June 1927-

Goodfield, J.

Goodfield, June

June Goodfield English writer

グッドフィールド, J.

Languages
English (296)

German (34)

Spanish (10)

Swedish (6)

French (4)

Danish (3)

Portuguese (2)

Dutch (1)

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The architecture of matterThe fabric of the heavens; the development of astronomy and dynamicsA chance to liveRotten at the coreRivers of time : why is everyone talking to Philippa?