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Holton, Gerald James

Works: 298 works in 1,118 publications in 9 languages and 25,318 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Miscellanea  Sources  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Trivia and miscellanea  Laboratory manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Dedicator, Other, Author of introduction
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Gender differences in science careers : the project access study by Gerhard Sonnert( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 2,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who succeeds in science? : the gender dimension by Gerhard Sonnert( )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivory bridges : connecting science and society by Gerhard Sonnert( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The public, many policy makers, and many researchers have paid insufficient attention to the mechanisms for interchange between science and society that have developed since World War II. Ivory Bridges examines two such mechanisms: governmental science policy (often involving the participation of "scientist administrators") and scientists' voluntary public-interest associations."--Jacket
Thematic origins of scientific thought : Kepler to Einstein by Gerald James Holton( Book )

50 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and German and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By means of case studies of the growth of ideas of Kepler, Newton, Einstein, Bohr, and others, Gerald Holton shows that our traditional view of how the scientific mind works must be changed and supplemented. He introduces the new concept of the thematic content of science, a dimension that can be conceived as independent of the empirical and analytical content, and demonstrates that themata play a crucial role in the initiation and acceptance of individual scientific insights. Drawing on his work in the unpublished documents in the extensive Nachlass of Einstein, he examines the origins of relativity theory in depth. Mr. Holton identifies three respects in which Thematic Origins of Scientific Thought may have consequences beyond the study of the history of science itself: It should provide the philosopher of science with the kind of raw material on which some of the best work in that field is based. It should help the intellectual historian to redefine the place of modern science in contemporary culture by identifying the contributions to the scientific imagination owing to influences ranging from the general literary and epistemological currents to the social ecology governing group work in the laboratory. And it may prompt the educator to re-examine conventional concepts of education in science. -- from dust jacket
Albert Einstein, historical and cultural perspectives : the centennial symposium in Jerusalem by Gerald James Holton( Book )

34 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on papers presented at the Jerusalem Einstein Centennial Symposium in March 1979, this volume sets forth an articulated sequence of chapters on the impact of Einstein's work, not only in science but in humanistic studies and problems such as international security in the nuclear age.Originally published in 1984.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Understanding physics by David C Cassidy( )

35 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Physics is an innovative undergraduate course designed for students preparing to enter careers in fields outside of science or engineering, including students planning to teach, or already teaching, in K-12 classrooms. It is inspired by the famous Project Physics Course, which became known for placing the concepts of physics within the broader humanistic contexts in which they arose. The course materials comprise * The textbook, which is divided into two parts that may be studied in either order * This Student Guide, containing inquiry-based laboratory investigations and additional materials * An Instructor Guide with examination questions, resources, and other helpful information These components work together to provide an integrated educational experience in physics. The text contains questions designed to help students confirm what they have learned and to encourage them to explore further, by reading, by experimenting, and in group discussions. The inquiry-based laboratory investigations include in-depth explorations, student-designed inquiries, and text-related mini- laboratory explorations that may be used as hands-on activities or as demonstrations with student participation. The suggested equipment is deliberately "low tech" in order to afford students maximum experience with the phenomena. The apparatus is inexpensive and common to most instructional laboratories. Some ways to incorporate computer usage are suggested as students gain familiarity with the laboratory apparatus and methods
Introduction to concepts and theories in physical science by Gerald James Holton( Book )

68 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein, history, and other passions by Gerald James Holton( Book )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and culture : a study of cohesive and disjunctive forces by Daedalus( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific imagination : case studies by Gerald James Holton( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The advancement of science, and its burdens : the Jefferson lecture and other essays by Gerald James Holton( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In questioning the scientific enterprise and its effect on the society around it, this analysis of modern science has a particular emphasis on the role of thematic elements - often unconscious presuppositions that guide scientific work
Science and anti-science by Gerald James Holton( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Science and Anti-Science will be of great interest not studies but also to educators, policymakers, and all those who wish to gain a fuller understanding of challenges to and doubts about the role of science in our lives today."--Jacket
Foundations of modern physical science by Gerald James Holton( Book )

33 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened to the children who fled Nazi persecution by Gerhard Sonnert( )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the result of a four-year, in-depth study using social science methodology of those refugees who came as children or youths from Central Europe to the United States during the 1930s and 1940s, fleeing persecution from the National Socialist regime. This study examines their fates in their new country, their successes and tribulations."--Publisher's website
The Twentieth-century sciences; studies in the biography of ideas by Gerald James Holton( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limits of scientific inquiry( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein for the 21st century : his legacy in science, art, and modern culture( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than fifty years after his death, Albert Einstein's vital engagement with the world continues to inspire others, spurring conversations, projects, and research, in the sciences as well as the humanities. Einstein for the 21st Century shows us why he remains a figure of fascination." "In this wide-ranging collection, eminent artists, historians, scientists, and social scientists describe Einstein's influence on their work, and consider his relevance for the future. Scientists discuss how Einstein's vision continues to motivate them, whether in their quest for a fundamental description of nature or in their investigations in chaos theory; art scholars and artists explore his ties to modern aesthetics; a music historian probes Einstein's musical tastes and relates them to his outlook in science; historians explore the interconnections between Einstein's politics, physics, and philosophy; and other contributors examine his impact on the innovations of our time. Uniquely cross-disciplinary, Einstein for the 21st Century serves as a testament to his legacy and speaks to everyone with an interest in his work."--Jacket
Excellence and leadership in a democracy by Stephen Richards Graubard( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1978 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics, the human adventure : from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond by Gerald James Holton( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Some Trigonometric Relations -- Vector Algebra
Science and its public : the changing relationship( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Dutch and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Thematic origins of scientific thought : Kepler to EinsteinAlbert Einstein, historical and cultural perspectives : the centennial symposium in JerusalemUnderstanding physicsEinstein, history, and other passionsThe advancement of science, and its burdens : the Jefferson lecture and other essaysScience and anti-scienceWhat happened to the children who fled Nazi persecutionEinstein for the 21st century : his legacy in science, art, and modern culture