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Malone, John Williams

Overview
Works: 31 works in 78 publications in 4 languages and 5,252 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Q173, 500
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Most widely held works by John Williams Malone
Unsolved mysteries of science : a mind-exanding journey through a universe of big bangs, particle waves, and other perplexing concepts by John Williams Malone( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at twenty-one scientific mysteries covering such topics as biology, astronomy, physics, and geology
An album of the American cowboy by John Williams Malone( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text accompanied by prints and photographs of the period records frontier life of nineteenth-century America
The 125 most-asked questions about cats (and the answers) by John Williams Malone( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It doesn't take a rocket scientist : great amateurs of science by John Williams Malone( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It Doesn't Take a Rocket Scientist examines the lives and work of ten amateur scientists whose investigations yielded insights and discoveries that eluded their highly educated counterparts. Some of their names are among the most revered in the history of science; others have been all but forgotten, in spite of their achievements. What did giants of science Gregor Mendel and Joseph Priestley have in common with virtual unknowns such as Henrietta Swan Leavitt and Grote Reber? They were all amateurs, untrained or undertrained researchers who often toiled in obscurity, but whose dramatic discoveries opened new pathways to a deeper understanding of nature. You'll meet the man who built the world's first radio telescope in his backyard; the woman whose astute observation led to the proof that there are untold numbers of galaxies in the universe; and the self-taught bacteriologist who laid the groundwork for the discovery of DNA. You may be surprised to learn that, between political battles and architectural projects, Thomas Jefferson carried out the very first scientific archaeological excavation, establishing methods that are now standard practice in the field. Likewise, in his youth, famed science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke wrote a technical paper introducing ideas that would eventually lead to a communications revolution. This unique and offbeat look at the history of science sheds light on the nature of scientific investigation: Does the self-taught scientist actually have advantages over the professional? Are there particular qualities of mind that enable amateurs to succeed in spite of their lack of formal training? How large a role did luck play in these momentous discoveries and achievements? Whether you're a dedicated amateur scientist or an avid science reader, It Doesn't Take a Rocket Scientist will delight and surprise you with little-known details about the work and insights of these self-taught scientists. And, with its discussion of fields in which amateur scientists can still make a name for themselves, it may even give you some ideas for making a great discovery of your own. Did you know that the woman who discovered the largest and most complete T. rex fossil on record was a high-school dropout who became one of the world's greatest fossil hunters? That the great British scientist Michael Faraday was the son of a blacksmith and had very little formal education? That Gregor Mendel had time to study inherited traits in garden peas because he failed the test to qualify as a high school science teacher? This is just a small sampling of the many surprises you'll find in this enlightening survey of the mavericks, misfits, and unschooled investigators who have been responsible for some of the greatest scientific discoveries in history. It Doesn't Take a Rocket Scientist explains the achievements of each of these accomplished amateurs, describes how they approached their investigations, and discusses the impact of their discoveries. In these amazing and inspiring stories, you'll learn about: Grote Reber and the birth of radio astronomy; Arthur C. Clarke's vision of communication satellites; Joseph Priestley and the discovery of oxygen; Felix d'Herelle's pinpointing of bacteriophages, killers of bacteria; Thomas Jefferson and the science of archaeology. You'll also discover which fields of science still offer great opportunities for modern amateurs eager to make a name for themselves. After all, it doesn't take a rocket scientist!
How to be a really nice person : doing the right thing--your way by Pat Collins( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predicting the future : from Jules Verne to Bill Gates by John Williams Malone( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of chronologically-arranged essays that provide information about predictions made over the course of 140 years, from 1858 to 1996, focusing on the areas of science and technology, but including some prophecies in the areas of economy, politics, and culture
Straight women/gay men : a special relationship by John Williams Malone( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete idiot's guide to acting by Paul Baldwin( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War quiz book by John Williams Malone( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Manassas to Antietam to Sherman's march to the sea, The Civil War Quiz Book offers challenging questions on every major battle and campaign of the most momentous war in American history
The how to book by John Williams Malone( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in Spanish and English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21st century gay by John Williams Malone( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 125 most asked questions about dogs (and the answers) by John Williams Malone( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

101 ways to say Merry Christmas for less than $25 by John Williams Malone( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The corruption of Harold Hoskins; a novel by John Williams Malone( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Native American history quiz book by John Williams Malone( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 125 most asked questions about horses--and the answers by John Williams Malone( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of questions, with answers, about horses
The World War II quiz book by John Williams Malone( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in Japanese and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First loves( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories by Australian writers on the theme of first love
Przepowiednie stulecia by John Williams Malone( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Read about oceanography by John Williams Malone( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Unsolved mysteries of science : a mind-exanding journey through a universe of big bangs, particle waves, and other perplexing concepts
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Malone, John.

Malone, John 1938-

Malone, John W.

Malone, John Williams

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The 125 most-asked questions about cats (and the answers)It doesn't take a rocket scientist : great amateurs of sciencePredicting the future : from Jules Verne to Bill GatesThe complete idiot's guide to actingThe Civil War quiz book21st century gay