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Christianson, Gale E.

Overview
Works: 25 works in 150 publications in 7 languages and 11,562 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC16.N7, B
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Most widely held works by Gale E Christianson
Greenhouse : the 200-year story of global warming by Gale E Christianson( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding the clues to global warming both deep in the past and right before our eyes, Christianson introduces a memorable and unlikely cast of characters and events. Scientists, inventors, and other pioneers are woven into the narrativeamong them, Joseph Fourier, the French natural philosopher who, at the turn of the nineteenth century, first envisioned the Earth as a bell jar, Richard Arkwright, who launched the modern factory system, and chemist Charles Keeling, who accidentally discovered, in 1955, that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere were rising. Their stories, in Christianson's crystal prose, urgently lead us to rethink what used to be called "man's place in nature."
In the presence of the Creator : Isaac Newton and his times by Gale E Christianson( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Gale E. Christianson has turned his full attention to one man alone, Isaac Newton, who emerges full-blown in these pages not merely as a preeminent astronomer but as the figure history has long known him to be : the greatest scientific thinker of modern times
Edwin Hubble : mariner of the nebulae by Gale E Christianson( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in 1889 and reared in the village of Marshfield, Missouri, Edwin Powell Hubble - star athlete, Rhodes Scholar, military officer, astronomer - became one of the towering figures in twentieth-century science. Hubble worked with the great 100-inch Hooker telescope at California's Mount Wilson Observatory, and made a series of discoveries that revolutionized humanity's vision of the cosmos. In 1923 he was able to confirm the existence of other nebulae, or what are now called galaxies, beyond our own Milky Way. By the end of the decade, he had proven that the universe is expanding, thus laying the very cornerstone of the "Big Bang" theory of creation. It was Hubble who developed the elegant scheme by which the galaxies are classified as ellipticals and spirals, and it was Hubble who first provided reliable evidence that the universe is homogenous, the same in all directions as far as the telescope can see. An incurable Anglophile with a penchant for tweed jackets, knickers, and English briars, Hubble, together with his brilliant and witty wife, Grace Burke, became a fixture of Hollywood society in the thirties and forties - they counted among their friends Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, Anita Loos, Aldous and Maria Huxley, Walt Disney, Helen Hayes, and William Randolph Hearst. Albert Einstein, a frequent visitor to Southern California, called Hubble's work "beautiful" and modified his equations on relativity to account for the discovery that the cosmos is expanding
Isaac Newton and the scientific revolution by Gale E Christianson( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life and scientific contributions of the famed English mathematician and natural philosopher
This wild abyss : the story of the men who made modern astronomy by Gale E Christianson( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An history of astronomy presentedlargely through biographies of its founders, from the early Greeks through Ptotemy to Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton, interwoven with the cultural history of western Europe, showing the background from which they emerged
Fox at the wood's edge : a biography of Loren Eiseley by Gale E Christianson( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the multifaceted writer-naturalist-philosopher. Integrates Eiseley's controversial, unorthodox, and agitated life with the work we know him for
Isaac Newton by Gale E Christianson( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a brief biography of Isaac Newton, providing information on his childhood, his education, and his achievements in science
Writing lives is the Devil : essays of a biographer at work by Gale E Christianson( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last posse : a jailbreak, a manhunt, and the end of hang-'em high justice by Gale E Christianson( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the jailbreak that occurred at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in the spring of 1912 during which the warden and deputy warden were killed and the surrounding area terrorized, and discusses the impact of the ensuing manhunt and capture on the Nebraska prison system
The wild abyss : the story of the men who made modern astronomy by Gale E Christianson( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton by Gale E Christianson( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fa shao di qiu 200 nian by Gale E Christianson( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newton by Gale E Christianson( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greenhouse : the 200-year story of global warning by Gale E Christianson( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Gale E. Christianson collection of Eiseley research materials by Loren C Eiseley( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Files, manuscripts, and research materials used in the preparation of Christianson's book "Fox at the wood's edge : a biography of Loren Eiseley" published in 1990 by Henry Holt and Company. Additionally 95 audio cassettes of interviews conducted by Christianson, with his written notes
Newton by Gale E Christianson( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Newton (Volumen Segundo) by Gale E Christianson( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Aiziḳ Nyuṭon : ṿeha-mahapekhah ha-madaʻit by Gale E Christianson( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Hebrew and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Loren Eiseley's Lincoln( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wild abyss, this by Gale E Christianson( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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In the presence of the Creator : Isaac Newton and his times
Alternative Names
Christianson

جيل كريستيانسن، 1942-

クリスティアンソン, ゲイル E

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In the presence of the Creator : Isaac Newton and his timesEdwin Hubble : mariner of the nebulaeIsaac Newton and the scientific revolutionFox at the wood's edge : a biography of Loren EiseleyIsaac Newton