WorldCat Identities

Langone, John 1929-2006

Overview
Works: 44 works in 126 publications in 2 languages and 14,191 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Popular works  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: T47, 600
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Langone
Theories for everything : an illustrated history of science from the invention of numbers to string theory by John Langone( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides behind-the-scenes accounts of some of history's greatest science discoveries
AIDS : the facts by John Langone( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new how things work : Everyday technology explained by John Langone( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New How Things Work updates the original with informative coverage of the objects and ideas that are changing our everyday lives, from DVDs and MP3 music files to plasma screen televisions and wireless internet technology.While most of us are curious about the inner workings of gadgets and machines, we often feel intimidated in our efforts to really understand them. The New How Things Work, a fascinating and clearly written and illustrated volume, uses anecdotal information to help readers understand the mechanisms and principals behind technological wonders, painlessly folding in the basic scientific principles that make each of them work.With chapters including Home, Buildings and Building, Power and Energy, Transportation, Entertainment, Manufacturing, and Tools of Medicine, the book covers every important technological category, focusing on familiar items such as clocks and locks, planes and trains, elevators and escalators, and the not-so-familiar-"smart" clothes and buildings, laser surgery, and DNA manipulation.Like David Macaulay's classic The Way Things Work and Bill Bryson's recent bestseller, A Short History of Nearly Everything, this eminently browsable book presents ideas and concepts in clear, concise language. The text, which is organized into stand-alone spreads, is lavishly illustrated with more than 400 photographs, technical drawings, diagrams, and sidebar concepts that visually reinforce the science explained in the text. National Geographic's The New How Things Work is a comprehensive reference that will satisfy the curious and educate the perplexed. If you are curious about everyday gadgets, machines, tools, even industrial and medical processes, you'll find the answers you've always wanted in The New How Things Work
Dead end : a book about suicide by John Langone( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses attitudes toward suicide throughout history and describes the psychological profile of suicides and ways that someone considering suicide can be helped
Death is a noun; a view of the end of life by John Langone( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the biological meaning of death, attitudes of the dying, survivors, and society toward it, and such related topics as euthanasia, abortion, murder, suicide, and immortality
Superconductivity : the new alchemy by John Langone( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the theoretical background of superconductivity, the difficulties yet to be overcome, and the possibilities that lie ahead
Bombed, buzzed, smashed, or ... sober : a book about alcohol by John Langone( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highly informative guide to alcohol, designed especially for young people seeking the truth about this subject
Vital signs; the way we die in America by John Langone( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vital Signs is about people and dying, featuring interviews and apt quotations from widely varying works. It focuses on those for whom death is routine -- doctors, nurses, clergymen -- and those for whom death is new -- the dying themselves
National Geographic's how things work : everyday technology explained by John Langone( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring more than four hundred full-color photographs and diagrams, this fascinating introduction to inner workings of everyday machines and technology offers an informative look at objects ranging from fiber optics to an electric razor
Women who drink by John Langone( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life at the bottom : the people of Antarctica by John Langone( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spreading poison : a book about racism and prejudice by John Langone( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of various racial and ethnic groups in the United States, including contributions made despite biases, and examines the problem of religious and sexual discrimination
Violence! : our fastest-growing public health problem by John Langone( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the roots and outward manifestations of aggression and violence, the role of society and the individual, and what can be done to lessen the trend toward violent behavior and encourage a peaceful approach
Harvard Med : the story behind America's premier medical school and the making of America's doctors by John Langone( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is accepted to Harvard Medical School? Who does the selecting? What qualities (besides academic excellence) do they look for in an applicant? What is it like, day in and day out, to be one of the future physicians or researchers trying to survive in its grip? How has the school reformulated its purpose and reformed its methods through its long history? These and virtually every other significant question readers may have about one of the world's premier medical schools are answered in Harvard Med, an engagingly written, anecdotal, always candid profile of an institution informally known as The Medical School of America
Human engineering, marvel or menace? by John Langone( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiropractors, a consumer's guide by John Langone( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thorny issues : how ethics and morality affect the way we live by John Langone( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes our ideas of morality and ethics and considers social issues such as human rights, war, and capital punishment and ethics in medicine, business, journalism, and other fields
Growing older : what young people should know about aging by John Langone( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses some of the truths, myths, and popular misconceptions of the aging process
Our endangered earth : what we can do to save it by John Langone( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the environmental crisis, focusing on such problems as overpopulation, the pollution of water, air and land, ozone depletion, global warming, and disappearing wildlife. Suggests ways to improve life in the twenty-first century
The mystery of time : humanity's quest for order and measure by John Langone( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a visual journey through humanity's efforts to measure and quantify time, from watching the geese fly south for the winter to modern cosmology
 
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Theories for everything : an illustrated history of science from the invention of numbers to string theory
Alternative Names
Langone, John M.

랭곤, 존 1929-

ランゴーン, ジョン

ランゴーン, ジョン・エム

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AIDS : the factsThe new how things work : Everyday technology explainedNational Geographic's how things work : everyday technology explainedHarvard Med : the story behind America's premier medical school and the making of America's doctorsThe mystery of time : humanity's quest for order and measure