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Brockman, John 1941-

Overview
Works: 182 works in 773 publications in 11 languages and 23,000 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Biography  History  Interviews  Forecasts  Anecdotes 
Roles: Editor, Author, edc, Compiler, Other, Originator, Publishing director, zxx, Contributor
Classifications: Q173, 500
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Most widely held works by John Brockman
The greatest inventions of the past 2,000 years by John Brockman( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The responses of some of the world's leading scientists and creative thinkers vary from the computer to the eraser, from movable type to classical music, from the lens to counting systems, from the concepts of free will to democracy
The next fifty years : science in the first half of the twenty-first century by John Brockman( Book )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Curious minds : twenty-seven scientists describe what inspired them to choose their paths( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays from twenty-seven of the world's most interesting scientists about the moments and events in their childhoods that set them on the paths that would define their lives."--Jacket
What we believe but cannot prove : today's leading thinkers on science in the age of certainty by John Brockman( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scientific theory, more often than not, is born of bold assumption, disparate bits of unconnected evidence, and educated leaps of faith. Some of the most potent beliefs among brilliant minds are based on supposition alone--yet that is enough to push those minds toward making the theory viable. Eminent cultural impresario, editor, and publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), John Brockman asked a group of leading scientists and thinkers the question: What do you believe to be true even though you cannot prove it? This book brings together the very best answers from the most distinguished contributors. Here is Ian McEwan on the absence of an afterlife; Richard Dawkins on the relationship between design and evolution; and Jared Diamond on when humans first reached the Americas. Other contributions from luminaries like Steven Pinker, Daniel C. Dennett, John Horgan, and Sir Martin Rees span the whole range of scientific endeavor and human experience, from the future of computing to the origins of intelligence, from insights into childhood behavior to cutting-edge cosmology"--Page 4 of cover
The third culture by John Brockman( Book )

41 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Third Culture is an eye-opening look at the intellectual culture of today - in which science, not literature or philosophy, takes center stage in the debate over human nature and the nature of the universe. Thirty-five years ago, C.P. Snow, in a now famous essay, wrote about the polarization of the "two cultures"--Literary intellectuals on the one hand, and scientists on the other. Although he hoped for the emergence of a "third culture" that would bridge the gap, it is only recently - when books such as Daniel C. Dennett's Consciousness Explained, Stephen Jay Gould's Wonderful Life, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, Roger Penrose's The Emperor's New Mind, and Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct became bestsellers - that science has changed the intellectual landscape
What should we be worried about? : real scenarios that keep scientists up at night by John Brockman( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posing the question "What should we be worried about?" to one hundred fifty of the world's greatest minds, this collection of responses reveals what about the present or the future worries each of them the most
Intelligent thought : science versus the intelligent design movement by John Brockman( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the theory of Creationism and the implications of evolution in a collection of essays that includes contributions by such scientists as psychologist Steven Pinker, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, and genomic researcher J. Craig Venter
This explains everything : deep, beautiful, and elegant theories of how the world works by John Brockman( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawn from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, This Explains Everything presents 150 of the most deep, surprising, and brilliant explanations of how the world works, with contributions by Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Nassim Taleb, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more"--
My Einstein : essays by twenty-four of the world's leading thinkers on the man, his work, and his legacy( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays marking the centennial of Einstein's special theory of relativity include contributions from Leonard Susskind, Janna Levin, Lee Smolin, and others on such topics as the Einstein myth and his influence on modern physics
This idea must die : scientific ideas that are blocking progress by John Brockman( Book )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bestselling editor of This Explains Everything brings together 175 of the world's most brilliant minds to tackle Edge.org's 2014 question: What scientific idea has become a relic blocking human progress? Each year, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org--"The world's smartest website" (The Guardian)--challenges some of the world's greatest scientists, artists, and philosophers to answer a provocative question crucial to our time. In 2014 he asked 175 brilliant minds to ponder: What scientific idea needs to be put aside in order to make room for new ideas to advance? The answers are as surprising as they are illuminating
What is your dangerous idea? : today's leading thinkers on the unthinkable by John Brockman( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists have always promoted theories and unveiled discoveries that challenge everything society holds dear; ideas with both positive and dire consequences. Many thoughts that resonate today are dangerous not because they are assumed to be false, but because they might turn out to be true. What do the world's leading scientists and thinkers consider to be their most dangerous idea' Through the leading online forum Edge (www.edge.org), the call went out, and this compelling and easily digestible volume collects the answers. From using medication to permanently alter our personalities to contemplating a universe in which we are utterly alone, to the idea that the universe might be fundamentally inexplicable, What Is Your Dangerous Idea' takes an unflinching look at the daring, breathtaking, sometimes terrifying thoughts that could forever alter our world and the way we live in it
This will make you smarter : new scientific concepts to improve your thinking by John Brockman( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Will Make You Smarter presents brilliant but accessible ideas to expand every mind. What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world
This will change everything : ideas that will shape the future by John Brockman( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and German and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edge.org presents 125 of today's leading thinkers ... [responding to the question,] 'What game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?'"--Cover
Is the Internet changing the way you think? : the net's impact on our minds and future by John Brockman( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the way the Internet has affected society and the way people think and poses the title question to various writers, author, actors, and thinkers who contribute short essays on the subject
About Bateson : essays on Gregory Bateson by Gregory Bateson( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How things are : a science tool-kit for the mind by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of works from leading thinkers and scientists from a variety of science disciplines
The pocket calculator game book by Edwin Schlossberg( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and French and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What to think about machines that think : today's leading thinkers on the age of machine intelligence by John Brockman( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the thoughts of almost two hundred of today's leading thinkers on the issue of artifical intelligence
Thinking : the new science of decision-making, problem-solving, and prediction by John Brockman( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master class on how to develop productive thinking and decision-making skills draws on the expertise of leading psychologists and thinkers, including Daniel Dennett, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and Simon Baron-Cohen
What are you optimistic about? : today's leading thinkers on why things are good and getting better by John Brockman( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning a wide range of topics--from string theory to education, from population growth to medicine, and even from global warming to the end of world--What Are You Optimistic About? is an impressive array of what world-class minds (including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestselling authors, and Harvard professors, among others) have weighed in to offer carefully considered optimistic visions of tomorrow. Their provocative ideas may rouse skepticism, but they might possibly change our perceptions of humanity's future
 
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The greatest inventions of the past 2,000 years
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Brockman, John

John Brockman Amerikaans literary agent

John Brockman amerikanischer Literaturagent

Schlossberg-Brockman, .. 1941-

Джон Брокмэн

جون بروكمان

جون بروكمان، 1941-

브로크만, 존 1941-

브로크맨, 존 1941-

브로크먼, 존 1941-

브록만, 존 1941-

ブロックマン, ジョン

约翰·布罗克曼

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The next fifty years : science in the first half of the twenty-first centuryCurious minds : twenty-seven scientists describe what inspired them to choose their pathsWhat we believe but cannot prove : today's leading thinkers on science in the age of certaintyThe third cultureIntelligent thought : science versus the intelligent design movementMy Einstein : essays by twenty-four of the world's leading thinkers on the man, his work, and his legacyWhat is your dangerous idea? : today's leading thinkers on the unthinkableThis will change everything : ideas that will shape the future