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Hoffmann, Banesh 1906-1986

Overview
Works: 129 works in 615 publications in 14 languages and 10,246 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Mathematical fiction  Novellas  Satirical literature  Biography  Records and correspondence  Speeches  History  Film adaptations  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, win, Other, Costume designer
Classifications: QA699, 530.11
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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 )

71 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in 6 languages and held by 2,016 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 )

42 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,857 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 )

92 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,593 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 )

54 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using simple examples from everyday life, an Einstein scholar offers entertaining, nontechnical demonstrations of the meaning of relativity theory
The tyranny of testing by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

42 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,007 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 )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines vector concepts, debating the definition of "vector" and presenting nearly four hundred illustrative exercises
Perspectives in geometry and relativity; essays in honor of Václav Hlavatý by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein créateur et rebelle by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in French and English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein : creator and rebel by Banesh Hoffmann( )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 109 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 )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein creatore e ribelle by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuum by Lee Krasner( Visual )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 19 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
Il lato umano by Albert Einstein( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of mothers' wisdom : maternal advice from the Queen of Sheba to Princess Diana by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein, il lato umano : spunti per un ritratto by Albert Einstein( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flatland : a romance of many dimensions by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

15 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A science fiction classic. The narrator is A. Square, whose flat, middle-class life is suddenly given an exciting new shape by his encounter with a sphere. The sphere introduces A. Square to the joys and sorrows of the third dimension, and the reader is drawn into the deligtful subtleties and irrepressible logic of multidimensional thinking
Planilandia : una novela de muchas dimensiones by Edwin Abbott Abbott( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planilandia es un clásico de la ciencia-ficción y un libro precursor en muchos sentidos. Relato desbordante de ingenio matemático al tiempo que aguda sátira social, Planilandia es una novela muy divertida, pero también inquietante, por lo que plantea sobre las limitaciones de nuestra percepción cotidiana
On the spherically symmetric field in relativity by Banesh Hoffmann( Book )

4 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ru he cheng wei gou tong gao shou by E. T. A Hoffmann( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in Chinese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Albert Einstein, the human side : new glimpses from his archives
Alternative Names
Banesh Hoffmann britischer Mathematiker und Physiker

Banesh Hoffmann britisk fysikar og matematikar

Banesh Hoffmann britisk fysiker og matematiker

Banesh Hoffmann Brits wiskundige (1906-1986)

Banesh Hoffmann brittisk fysiker och matematiker

Chofman, B.

Goffman, B.

Goffman, Beneš.

Hoffmann, B.

Hoffmann, B. (Benesh), 1906-1986

Huofuman 1906-

Khofman, Benesh.

Khofman, Benesh 1906-

Khofman, Benesh 1906-1986

بانش هافمن ریاضی‌دان و فیزیک‌دان بریتانیایی

بانش هوفمان، 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-

霍夫曼, 巴纳希

Languages
English (302)

French (41)

German (25)

Spanish (23)

Chinese (17)

Italian (16)

Dutch (5)

Russian (4)

Turkish (3)

Japanese (2)

Romanian (2)

Persian (1)

Arabic (1)

Polish (1)

Covers
Albert Einstein, the human side : new glimpses from his archivesThe strange story of the quantum; an account for the general reader of the growth of the ideas underlying our present atomic knowledgeRelativity and its rootsThe tyranny of testingAbout vectorsAlbert Einstein : creator and rebelFlatland : a romance of many dimensions