WorldCat Identities

Fisher, David E. 1932-

Overview
Works: 38 works in 144 publications in 2 languages and 11,427 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3556.I813, 363.7392
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David E Fisher
Fire & ice : the greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, and nuclear winter by David E Fisher( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the three interlocked ways we are threatening to degrade and destroy the atmosphere of our planet, and the steps that can be taken to forestall and reverse the process
Tube : the invention of television by David E Fisher( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the half century since its commercial unveiling, television has become the undisputed master of communications media, revolutionizing the way postwar generations have viewed the world. Yet almost no one in America knows how television was created, who created it, or how it actually works. The inventors of television were a diverse group of iconoclasts from different corners of the world - including an Idaho farm boy turned college dropout, an eccentric, sickly Scotsman, and two Russian Americans. These men - Philo T. Farnsworth, John Logie Baird, Charles Francis Jenkins, Ernst Alexanderson, Vladimir Zworykin, and the corporate visionary David Sarnoff - each had one eye on the others as they raced for fortune and scientific glory. Tube traces their progress, from the laboratory prototypes that drew public laughter to the vicious courtroom battles for control of what would become an enormous market power. Taking us through the advent of "living color" and beyond, authors David E. Fisher and Marshall Jon Fisher conclude with a forecast of the latest digital technologies and their impact
A race on the edge of time : radar--the decisive weapon of World War II by David E Fisher( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birth of the earth : a wanderlied through space, time, and the human imagination by David E Fisher( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scariest place on Earth : eye to eye with hurricanes by David E Fisher( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like countless other Floridians, Dr. David E. Fisher was not prepared for the hurricane that hit Miami on August 24, 1992. In The Scariest Place on Earth, he recounts the ordeal of Hurricane Andrew, the terror when it hit land and the wreckage in its aftermath. Hurricane Andrew, Fisher argues, is the greatest disaster to hit the United States (the insured losses are more than double those of the Los Angeles earthquake of 1994), and the cleanup and repairs continue to this day. The Scariest Place on Earth is a fascinating firsthand account and informative historical look at one of nature's most violent forces
Hostage One by David E Fisher( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wrong man by David E Fisher( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mossad agent tries to find a renegade Nazi hunter before he can assassinate the German chancellor
Strangers in the night : a brief history of life on other worlds by David E Fisher( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katie's terror by David E Fisher( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the top of the world : to the North Pole by sled, balloon, airplane, and nuclear icebreaker by David E Fisher( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragic consequences: that of Sir John Franklin, who disappeared in 1847 with more than a hundred men; George Nares, who barely brought back his ships full of scurvy-wracked invalids; August Solomon, who tried to float to the Pole in a balloon and died mysteriously on the ice; Frederick Nansen, who was rescued quite by accident; and the dirigible Italia, which crashed and sparked a worldwide search before some of its men were recovered - but not before some of them were
Much ado about (practically) nothing : a history of the noble gases by David E Fisher( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy and apology -- In the beginning -- Helium -- Argon and the rest -- Helium and the age of the Earth -- The strange case of helium and the nuclear atom -- Interlude : helium, argon, and creationism -- Meanwhile, back at brookhaven -- Cornell, the ten minute experiment, and back to argon -- K/AR and the irons -- Interlude : the spreading oceans -- Dating the spreading sea floor -- The argon surprise -- Primordial helium and argon and the evolution of the Earth -- Xenology -- The coldest place on Earth -- Back to the stars -- The neutrino revolution -- Life and death on Mars and Earth -- Radon and you -- L'envoi
A summer bright and terrible : Winston Churchill, Lord Dowding, radar, and the impossible triumph of the Battle of Britain by David E Fisher( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nevertheless, or perhaps because of this, Churchill never forgave him. None of this, of course, can be found in Churchill's writings. Nor is it even mentioned in the several recent histories that purport to tell the story of those days. The true history has been lost, until now."
The origin and evolution of our own particular universe by David E Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents known facts and theories on the beginnings of our universe and its evolution over millions of years
The ideas of Einstein by David E Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the ideas of Albert Einstein, focusing on the theory of relativity
Variation on a theme by David E Fisher( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hurricanes by David E Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors to this anthology draw on science, history, oral narratives, and sociology as they examine various aspects of these often unpredictable and disastrous storms
The creation of the universe by David E Fisher( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains theories relating to the creation of the universe including Kepler's three laws of motion, Einstein's theory of relativity, and the Steady State and Big Bang theories
The third experiment : is there life on Mars? by David E Fisher( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of scientific and imaginative thought about life on the planet Mars, and analyzes three experiments included in the Viking mission to Mars intended to determine whether or not the planet could support life
Crisis by David E Fisher( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creation of atoms and stars by David E Fisher( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the creation and activity of atoms and stars
 
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Strangers in the night : a brief history of life on other worlds
Alternative Names
Fisher, David

Fisher, David 1932-

Fisher, David E.

Фишер, Д 1932-

フィッシャー, D

フィッシャー, デイヴィッド・E

Languages
English (107)

Japanese (1)

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Strangers in the night : a brief history of life on other worldsAcross the top of the world : to the North Pole by sled, balloon, airplane, and nuclear icebreakerMuch ado about (practically) nothing : a history of the noble gasesA summer bright and terrible : Winston Churchill, Lord Dowding, radar, and the impossible triumph of the Battle of BritainHurricanes