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Hoffmann, Banesh 1906-

Overview
Works: 62 works in 424 publications in 15 languages and 9,552 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Archives  Humor  Anecdotes  Popular works  Drama  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Costume designer
Classifications: QA699, 530.0924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Banesh Hoffmann
 
Most widely held works by Banesh Hoffmann
Albert Einstein, creator and rebel by Banesh Hoffmann ( Book )
94 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in 12 languages and held by 2,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrated biography that reconstructs and explains Einstein's scientific ideas, achievements and personal views
Albert Einstein, the human side : new glimpses from his archives by Albert Einstein ( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the 20th century's most profound thinkers not only transformed the direction of scientific endeavor but also influenced other fields such as psychology, linguistics, and ethics. This volume comprises 23 papers delivered at a 1979 symposium and includes examinations of Einstein's impact on scholarship, culture, and more
The strange story of the quantum; an account for the general reader of the growth of the ideas underlying our present atomic knowledge by Banesh Hoffmann ( Book )
64 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is designed to serve as a guide to those who would explore the theories by which the scientist seeks to comprehend the mysterious world of the atom. Nuclear fission and atomic bombs are not the whole of atomic science. Behind them lie extraordinary ideas and stirring events without which our understanding would be meager indeed."--Preface
Relativity and its roots by Banesh Hoffmann ( Book )
47 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using simple examples from everyday life, an Einstein scholar offers entertaining, nontechnical demonstrations of the meaning of relativity theory. Starting with the geometrical and cosmological ideas of the ancient Greeks, the author traces the theoryʼs development from its basis in work by Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, and other scientists. Easily understood analogies and numerous instructive diagrams make this volume ideal for those with no math or science background
The tyranny of testing by Banesh Hoffmann ( Book )
36 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hoffmann's complete and well-documented account of the failings and dangers of mechanical testing illustrates the inherent flaws in aptitude and achievement tests. It demonstrates the inadequacies of multiple-choice testing, in which candidates simply choose answers and need not justify their replies, revealing the tests' inclination to reward superficiality rather than subtlety and creativity. Aimed at teachers and others involved in education, this polemic exposes the corporate testing giants whose dubious claims to scientific accuracy shield them from public scrutiny
About vectors by Banesh Hoffmann ( Book )
20 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Perspectives in geometry and relativity; essays in honor of Václav Hlavatý by Banesh Hoffmann ( Book )
14 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'étrange histoire des quanta by Banesh Hoffmann ( Book )
10 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire de la physique quantique de 1887 à nos jours. Style léger et humoristique. Lecture très agréable. Exemples frappants et tableaux clairs. Les deux derniers chapitres (épilogue et post-scriptum) de l'édition 1967 ont été supprimés et remplacés par une deuxième partie (p. 194-274) intitulée "Nouveaux voyages au pays des quanta."
Albert Einstein, the human side glimpses from his archives by Albert Einstein ( )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in this illuminating selection of personal papers from the Albert Einstein Archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio fifth-grader, distressed by her discovery that scientists classify humans as animals, as to a Colorado banker who asked whether Einstein believed in a personal God. Witty rhymes, an exchange with Queen Elizabeth of Belgium about fine music, and expressions of his devotion to Zionism are but some of the highlights found in this book
Albert Einstein creator and rebel by Banesh Hoffmann ( )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Banesh Hoffmann, a noted scientist himself, was a friend and collaborator with Albert Einstein. On these pages, we come to know Albert Einstein as the "backward" child; the academic outcast; the reluctant world celebrity; the exile; the pacifist; the philosopher; the humanitarian; the tragically saddened "father" of the atomic bomb; and above all, the unceasing searcher after scientific truth. At the same time, we are given a superb and essential introduction to the creative process and the concepts that shattered an age-old view of the universe and ushered in a revolution whose reverberations continue to touch us all
Albert Einstein : Schöpfer und Rebell by Banesh Hoffmann ( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in German and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Albert Einstein, the human side : new glimpses from his archives by Albert Einstein ( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in this illuminating selection of personal papers from the Albert Einstein Archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio fifth-grader, distressed by her discovery that scientists classify humans as animals, as to a Colorado banker who asked whether Einstein believed in a personal God. Witty rhymes, an exchange with Queen Elizabeth of Belgium about fine music, and expressions of his devotion to Zionism are but some of the highlights found in this warm and enriching book
Briefe by Albert Einstein ( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flatland a romance of many dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott ( Book )
10 editions published between 1952 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrated by A. Square, Flatland is Edwin A. Abbott's delightful mathematical fantasy about life in a two-dimensional world. All existence is limited to length and breadth in Flatland, its inhabitants unable even to imagine a third dimension. Abbott's amiable narrator provides an overview of this fantastic world--its physics and metaphysics, its history, customs, and religious beliefs. But when a strange visitor mysteriously appears and transports the incredredulous Flatlander to the Land of Three Dimensions, his worldview is forever shattered
Continuum ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientist Banesh Hoffmann teaches about the special theory of relativity, calling upon such familiar examples as the twin paradox and other less well-known metaphors to illuminate the two postulates of the theory. A narrator reinforces the expert's explanation
Albert Einstein by Efrén Quintanilla Sainz ( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il lato umano by Albert Einstein ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Working with Einstein ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Albert Einstein, four distinguished scientists reminisce about their collaboration with the famous physicist. These former research assistants of Einstein's at Princeton, Banesh Hoffmann, Peter Bergmann, Valentine Bargmann and Ernest Straus share memories which provide rare insights into the character of the man and which reveal his persistent search for beauty as well as physical truth
Albert Einstein, o lado humano : rápidas visões colhidas em seus arquivos by Albert Einstein ( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in Portuguese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sugao no Ainshutain by Albert Einstein ( Book )
3 editions published between 1979 and 1991 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chofman, B.
Goffman, B.
Goffman, Beneš.
Hoffmann, B.
Huofuman 1906-
Khofman, Benesh.
Khofman, Benesh 1906-
Khofman, Benesh 1906-1986
بانش هوفمان، و. 1906
ホフマン, B
ホフマン, バネシュ
ホフマン, バーネッシュ
霍夫曼 1906-
Languages
English (229)
French (33)
German (28)
Spanish (16)
Italian (12)
Chinese (10)
Japanese (9)
Russian (3)
Portuguese (2)
Dutch (2)
Croatian (1)
Slovenian (1)
Romanian (1)
Bulgarian (1)
Turkish (1)
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