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Shurkin, Joel N. 1938-

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Works: 20 works in 102 publications in 3 languages and 6,606 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Longitudinal studies  Popular works  Biographies  Juvenile works  Educational films  Interviews  Documentary films  Internet videos 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Joel N Shurkin
Am I crazy, or is it my shrink? by Larry E Beutler( )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides guidance in selecting the most appropriate type of psychotherapy, finding a psychiatrist, evaluating the therapy you receive, and dealing with unethical or unprofessional problems with your therapist
Engines of the mind : a history of the computer by Joel N Shurkin( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRACES THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMPUTER, FOCUSING UPON THE BRILLIANT AND OFTEN ECCENTRIC INDIVIDUALS WHO USHERED IN THE INFORMATION AGE
Terman's kids : the groundbreaking study of how the gifted grow up by Joel N Shurkin( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study that tracks life histories of more than 1500 California kids with genius level IQ's, with details about income, health, marriage and other aspects of their lives
Broken genius : the rise and fall of William Shockley, creator of the electronic age by Joel N Shurkin( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the life of Nobel Prize-winning physicist William Shockley, who co-invented the transistor and was an outspoken advocate of eugenics
The invisible fire : the story of mankind's victory over the ancient scourge of smallpox by Joel N Shurkin( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intensive care : facing the critical choices by Thomas A Raffin( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engines of the mind : the evolution of the computer from mainframes to microprocessors by Joel N Shurkin( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When John Mauchly and Presper Eckert developed the Electronic Numerical Integrator and computer (ENIAC) at the University of Pennsylvania during World War II, their intention was simply to aid artillerymen in aiming their guns. Since then, in the past fifty years, ENIAC and its offspring have utterly changed the way we go about both business and science. Along with the transistor, the computer has brought about transformation on a scale unmatched since the industrial revolution. In a lively and informative account, Joel Shurkin introduces us to the people and discoveries that made the computer possible - from the first models to the creation of the chip and beyond. Here is the first full story of an invention that changed the world
True genius : the life and work of Richard Garwin, the most influential scientist you've never heard of by Joel N Shurkin( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first biography of Richard Garwin, a physicist whose work has had wide-ranging impacts on modern life from well-known technical innovations to progress in nuclear disarmament"--
Helix by Desmond Ryan( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A consumer's guide to psychotherapy by Larry E Beutler( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists greater than Einstein : the biggest lifesavers of the twentieth century by Billy Woodward( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jupiter : the star that failed by Joel N Shurkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses our solar system's largest planet including Galileo's observations of it with the first telescope and revealing data supplied by the recent Pioneer X space probe
Update--report on the planet earth by Joel N Shurkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the cosmic and geophysical forces that created and continue to move and change the earth
The rise and fall of William Shockley, creator of the electronic age by Joel N Shurkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Broken Genius' is the biography of William Shockley, founding father of Silicon Valley, one of the most significant scientists of the 20th century. Shockley won a Nobel Prize for inventing the transistor, upon which almost everything that makes the modern world is based
The invisible fire by Joel N Shurkin( Book )

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

A consumer's guide to psychotherapy by Larry E Beutler( )

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

Artificial Intelligence by Marvin Minsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The next revolution - the greatest since the Industrial Revolution - will be a fight between those who have mastered computer technology and those who have not, according to guest Joel Shurkin who is a lecturer in communication at Stanford University and author of the recently published book "Engines of the mind : a history of the computer."
Expert systems : the practical face of artificial intelligence( )

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

The leak, and how it swamped the rare medical books by Joel N Shurkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Koret Foundation : the impact of strategic philanthropy by Joel N Shurkin( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Am I crazy, or is it my shrink?
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Broken genius : the rise and fall of William Shockley, creator of the electronic ageThe invisible fire : the story of mankind's victory over the ancient scourge of smallpoxEngines of the mind : the evolution of the computer from mainframes to microprocessorsA consumer's guide to psychotherapyScientists greater than Einstein : the biggest lifesavers of the twentieth centuryThe rise and fall of William Shockley, creator of the electronic age
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Shurkin Joel

Shurkin, Joel 1938-

Shurkin, Joel N. 1938-

シャーキン, ジョエル

シャーキン, ジョエル N.

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