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Kolata, Gina Bari 1948-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 241 publications in 7 languages and 12,106 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gina Bari Kolata
Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 3,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. Kolata tracks the race to recover the live pathogen and probes the fear that has impelled government policy. She delves into the history of the flu and previous epidemics, profiles the experts hot on the trail and the amateurs woefully misguided, and details the science and the latest understanding of this mortal disease"--Hardcover jacket
Clone : the road to Dolly, and the path ahead by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Award-winning scientific journalist Gina Kolata ... reveals the story behind Dolly--reaching back to our earliest attempts to clone, uncovering the startling, largely unreported events that led to Dolly's birth, and exploring the mind-boggling questions that Dolly presents for our future."--Jacket
Rethinking thin : the new science of weight loss--and the myths and realities of dieting by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the psychological and cultural factors that cause many people to be obsessed with attaining unrealistically slender physical proportions
Ultimate fitness : the quest for truth about exercise and health by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth About Exercise and Health, Gina Kolata, science reporter for The New York Times, takes a fascinating journey into the fads, fictions, and genuine innovations that have defined the world of physical fitness. From weight lifting for men and women in the early days, to jogging in the 1970s, cycling in the 1980s, aerobics in the 1990s, and now Spinning, Kolata explains the science of conditioning and the objective evidence behind commonly accepted prescriptions. Among the questions she addresses are: What is the best way to exercise for maximum effect? What is the most effective way to train for endurance versus strength? Why is "maximum heart rate" calculated at 220 minus our age, and how did the formula come into being? Is there really a "fat-burning zone"? Does "spot reducing" work? We feel great after physical exertion, and think our endorphins are surging, right? Kolata shows us how and why we're wrong. Why is it that some people won't become fit in spite of exercise? Can exercise alone help reduce cholesterol? Are there special foods or drinks that can help you exercise longer or harder? Do nutritional supplements build muscle? Who's your trainer and how much training did he/she really receive? Kolata profiles those who successfully challenged conventional wisdom and marketed their inventions, and some who resisted initial criticism only to back down from their claims. With lively sketches of many of the mavericks who have influenced the industry over the years -- from Bernarr Macfadden and his controversial contests "for the best and most perfectly formed woman" in the early twentieth century, to Jack LaLanne, who, at the age of eighty-seven, still lifts weights for an hour every morning, to Johnny G, the champion of Spinning -- Kolata presents an eye-opening view of the inside workings of a multimillion-dollar business. Lively and engaging, Ultimate Fitness spotlights the machines and machinations, and cuts through the marketing and hype not only to assess what is healthy, but also to help us understand what our obsession with fitness says about American culture today
Mercies in disguise : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The phone rings. The doctor from California is on the line. "Are you ready Amanda?" The two people Amanda Baxley loves the most had begged her not to be tested-at least, not now. But she had to find out. If your family carried a mutated gene that foretold a brutal illness and you were offered the chance to find out if you'd inherited it, would you do it? Would you walk toward the problem, bravely accepting whatever answer came your way? Or would you avoid the potential bad news as long as possible? In Mercies in Disguise, acclaimed New York Times science reporter and bestselling author Gina Kolata tells the story of the Baxleys, an almost archetypal family in a small town in South Carolina. A proud and determined clan, many of them doctors, they are struck one by one with an inscrutable illness. They finally discover the cause of the disease after a remarkable sequence of events that many saw as providential. Meanwhile, science, progressing for a half a century along a parallel track, had handed the Baxleys a resolution-not a cure, but a blood test that would reveal who had the gene for the disease and who did not. And science would offer another dilemma-fertility specialists had created a way to spare the children through an expensive process. A work of narrative nonfiction in the tradition of the The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Mercies in Disguise is the story of a family that took matters into its own hands when the medical world abandoned them. It's a story of a family that had to deal with unspeakable tragedy and yet did not allow it to tear them apart. And it is the story of a young woman-Amanda Baxley-who faced the future head on, determined to find a way to disrupt her family's destiny."--
The New York Times book of mathematics : more than 100 years of writing by the numbers( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection from the archives of the New York newspaper of its writings on mathematics from 1892 to 2010, covering such topics as chaos theory, statistics, cryptography, and computers
The baby doctors : probing the limits of fetal medicine by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Periantology is "a new field of medicine--treating the fetus while it is still in the womb." Covers fetal surgery, detecting abnormalities, etc
The high blood pressure book : a guide for patients and their families by Edward D Freis( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combating the #1 killer : the Science report on heart research by Jean L Marx( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American science writing 2007( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provocative and engaging, this collection brings together the premiere science writing of the year. Featuring the imprimatur of bestselling author and "New York Times" reporter Gina Kolata, one of the nation's foremost voices in science and medicine, and with contributions from Atul Gawande, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Oliver Sacks, among others, "The Best American Science Writing 2007" is a compelling anthology of our most advanced, and most relevant, scientific inquiries
The New York Times book of medicine( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features 120 articles on medicine selected from The New York Times' archives
Rethinking thin : [the new science of weight loss--and the myths and realities of dieting] by Gina Bari Kolata( Recording )

18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this eye-opening book, New York Times science writer Gina Kolata shows that our society's obsession with dieting and weight loss is less about keeping trim and staying healthy than about money, power, trends, and impossible ideals
Mercies in disguise : a story of hope, a family's genetic destiny, and the science that rescued them by Gina Bari Kolata( Recording )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kolata tells the story of the Baxleys, an almost archetypal family in a small town in South Carolina. A proud and determined clan, many of them doctors, they are struck one by one with an inscrutable illness. They finally discover the cause of the disease after a remarkable sequence of events that many saw as providential. Meanwhile, science, progressing for a half a century along a parallel track, had handed the Baxleys a resolution--not a cure, but a blood test that would reveal who had the gene for the disease and who did not. And science would offer another dilemma--fertility specialists had created a way to spare the children through an expensive process
Ultimate fitness : [the quest for truth about exercise and health] by Gina Bari Kolata( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining research with interviews, journalist Kolata examines the truth, the hype, and the exaggerated claims of various physical fitness trends, and reports on what generally works best for which individuals
Influenza : die Jagd nach dem Virus by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ji yin fu zhi : cong fu zhi yang tao li kan ren lei de wei lai by Ke la ta( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in Chinese and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liu xing xing gan mao by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das geklonte Leben : ein Jahrhundert-Experiment verändert die Zukunft des Menschen by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epidemia : storia della grande influenza del 1918 e della ricerca di un virus mortale by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu ji shu le mei guo ke xue jia men wei fu huo 1918 nian de da liu gan bing du suo zuo de zhong zhong nu li, miao shu le yin dui wen yi de kong ju er dao zhi zheng fu zheng ce de cuo wu zou xiang, hai hui yi le 1918 da liu gan yi ji zai ci zhi qian de ji ci liu xing, yi ji gong xian le ke xue jie zai liu gan fang zhi fang mian de di yi shou zi liao
Cloni : da Dolly all'uomo? by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it
Covers
Clone : the road to Dolly, and the path aheadRethinking thin : the new science of weight loss--and the myths and realities of dietingUltimate fitness : the quest for truth about exercise and healthThe best American science writing 2007Rethinking thin : [the new science of weight loss--and the myths and realities of dieting]Ultimate fitness : [the quest for truth about exercise and health]
Alternative Names
Gina Kolata American journalist

Gina Kolata Amerikaans journaliste

Gina Kolata periodista estadounidense

Gina Kolata US-amerikanische Wissenschaftsjournalistin

Kolata, Gina.

Kolata, Gina 1948-

Kolata, Gina Bari

جينا كولاتا، 1948-

콜라타, 지나

콜라타, 지나 1948-

콜라타, 지나 바리 1948-

コラータ, ジーナ

Languages
English (150)

Chinese (10)

German (8)

Italian (6)

Swedish (2)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)