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Holton, Gerald James

Overview
Works: 260 works in 912 publications in 9 languages and 22,983 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Miscellanea  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Laboratory manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Dedicator, Other
Classifications: Q125, 500
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Thematic origins of scientific thought; Kepler to Einstein by Gerald James Holton( Book )

48 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 921 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 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is good science? What goal - if any - is the proper end of scientific activity? Is there a legitimating authority that scientists may claim? How serious a threat are the anti-science movements? These questions have long been debated but, as Gerald Holton points out, every era must offer its own responses. This book examines these questions not in the abstract but shows their historic roots and the answers emerging from the scientific and political controversies of this century." "Employing the case-study method and the concept of scientific themata that he has pioneered, Holton displays the broad scope of his insight into the workings of science: from the influence of Ernst Mach on twentieth-century physicists, biologists, psychologists, and other thinkers to the rhetorical strategies used in the work of Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and others; from the bickering between Thomas Jefferson and the U.S. Congress over the proper form of federal sponsorship of scientific research to philosophical debates since Oswald Spengler over whether our scientific knowledge will ever be "complete." In a masterful final chapter, Holton scrutinizes the "anti-science phenomenon," the increasingly common opposition to science as practiced today. He approaches this contentious issue by examining the world views and political ambitions of the proponents of science as well as those of its opponents - the critics of "establishment science" (including even those who fear that science threatens to overwhelm the individual in the postmodern world) and the adherents of "alternative science" (Creationists, New Age "healers," astrologers). Through it all runs the thread of the author's deep historical knowledge and his humanistic understanding of science in modern culture."
Albert Einstein, historical and cultural perspectives : the centennial symposium in Jerusalem by Gerald James Holton( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of modern physical science by Gerald James Holton( Book )

31 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Twentieth-century sciences; studies in the biography of ideas by Gerald James Holton( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limits of scientific inquiry( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 586 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 )

8 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

Gender differences in science careers : the project access study by Gerhard Sonnert( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and its public : the changing relationship( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victory and vexation in science : Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and others by Gerald James Holton( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never has the power of scientific research to solve existing problems and uncover new ones been more evident than it is today. Yet there exists widespread ignorance about the larger contexts within which scientific research is carried out. For example, the point of view some scientists adopt in their work or in their social commitments may become clearer id considered in light of the opposing views held by other scientists." "This is a theme Gerald Holton addresses in his new collection."--Jacket
Understanding physics by David C Cassidy( Book )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 433 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
Ivory bridges : connecting science and society by Gerhard Sonnert( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 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
What happened to the children who fled Nazi persecution by Gerhard Sonnert( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 298 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
Special relativity theory : selected reprints by American Association of Physics Teachers( Book )

6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Cholton, Dž

Gerald Holton Duits natuurkundige

Gerald Holton US-amerikanischer Physiker und Wissenschaftshistoriker

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Holton, Gerald J. 1922-

Holton, Gerald James

Холтон, Джеральд

ג'רלד הולטון

جرالد هولتون فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

جيرالد هولتون

Languages
English (408)

Spanish (21)

French (15)

German (11)

Italian (8)

Czech (3)

Chinese (2)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The scientific imagination : case studiesEinstein, history, and other passionsThe advancement of science, and its burdens : the Jefferson lecture and other essaysScience and anti-scienceAlbert Einstein, historical and cultural perspectives : the centennial symposium in JerusalemEinstein for the 21st century : his legacy in science, art, and modern culturePhysics, the human adventure : from Copernicus to Einstein and beyondScience and its public : the changing relationship