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Cole, K. C.

Overview
Works: 192 works in 329 publications in 6 languages and 6,584 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Popular works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by K. C Cole
The hole in the universe : how scientists peered over the edge of emptiness and found everything by K. C Cole( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cole discusses the history of nothing, 'combining the history of zero (a mathematical nothing) with that of the vacuum (a physical nothing) ... Until Einstein showed that light needed no tangible medium through which to travel, theorists filled the vacuum with 'ether' -- the 'enfant terrible' of substances, as Einstein put it. It was subsequently banished." Atl Mon
The universe and the teacup : the mathematics of truth and beauty by K. C Cole( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the relevance of mathematics to most aspects of life, and directly relates ideas from math to problem solving in unusual places, such as whether there is life on Mars, and the Unabomber case
First you build a cloud : and other reflections on physics as a way of life by K. C Cole( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers "a tour of appreciation of the wonders of physics and shares her conversations with such legendary scientific minds as Richard Feynman, Victor Weisskopf, brothers J. Robert Oppenheimer and Frank Oppenheimer, and Philip Morrison."--Cover
Sympathetic vibrations : reflections on physics as a way of life by K. C Cole( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something incredibly wonderful happens : Frank Oppenheimer and the world he made up by K. C Cole( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young man Frank Oppenheimer followed in his famous brother's footsteps--growing up in a privileged Manhattan household, becoming a physicist, working on the atomic bomb. Tragically, Frank and Robert both had their careers destroyed by the Red Scare, but their paths diverged. While Robert died an almost ruined man, Frank came into his own, emerging from ten years of exile on a Colorado ranch to create not just a multimillion dollar institution but also a revolution that was felt all over the world. His Exploratorium was a "museum of human awareness" that combined art and science while it encouraged play, experimentation, and a sense of joy and wonder; its success inspired a transformation in museums around the globe. K.C. Cole--a friend and colleague of Frank's for many years--has written a very personal story of the man whose irrepressible spirit would inspire so many.--From publisher description
Mind over matter : conversations with the cosmos by K. C Cole( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of essays that explore a variety of scientific subjects in the fields of physics, cosmology, astronomy, and mathematics
Between the lines : searching for the space between feminism and femininity and other tight spots by K. C Cole( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What only a mother can tell you about having a baby by K. C Cole( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universe and the teacup : the mathematics of truth and beauty by K. C Cole( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed Los Angeles Times science writer, a wise, witty, and elegant study of how math provides practical solutions to everyday problems. Are the secrets of the universe written in words--or is it all about the digits? K.C. Cole follows up her paean to the power of physics, Sympathetic Vibrations, with this engaging and accessible guide to the might and majesty of mathematics. The Universe and the Teacup uses relatable examples, humorous prose, and whimsical line drawings to demonstrate math's ability to "translate the complexity of the world into manageable patterns." Cole shows how mathematical concepts illuminate everything from human risk-taking behavior to astronomical investigation, game theory to logic problems--not to mention the very structure of the universe itself. Brimming with trivia stressing the importance of math throughout history, this is a book both math nerds and the "innumerate" everyday person can enjoy in equal measure. "Cole writes clearly, simply and vividly," noted The New York Times. "She so obviously likes mathematics, the reader can't help liking it too." Filled with "a thousand fascinating facts and shrewd observations (Martin Gardner, Los Angeles Times), this book demonstrates how the truth and beauty of everything, from relativity to rainbows, is all in the numbers
Facets of light : colors, images, and things that glow in the dark by K. C Cole( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision : in the eye of the beholder by K. C Cole( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Universum in der Teetasse : von der alltäglichen Magie der Mathematik by K. C Cole( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something incredibly wonderful happens : Frank Oppenheimer and his astonishing Exploratorium by K. C Cole( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

& DIV & How do we reclaim our innate enchantment with the world? And how can we turn our natural curiosity into a deep, abiding love for knowledge? Frank Oppenheimer, the younger brother of the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, was captivated by these questions, and used his own intellectual inquisitiveness to found the Exploratorium, a powerfully influential museum of human awareness in San Francisco, that encourages play, creativity, and discovery & mdash;all in the name of understanding. & /DIV & & DIV & In this elegant biography, K.C. Cole investigates the man behind the museum wit
Warum die Wolken nicht vom Himmel fallen : von der Allgegenwart der Physik by K. C Cole( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine kurze Geschichte des Universums by K. C Cole( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wu li yu tou nao xiang yu de di fang by er Ke( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shi guan yu wu li de san wen hua wen ji,Jie shao xu duo wu li xue jia he ta men de ying xiang li,Tao lun shi shi jie wan wu yun zhuan de li ji ya li he jin dai wu li de ji chu deng
Order in the universe : the shape of relative motion by K. C Cole( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El universo y la taza de té : las matemáticas de la verdad y la belleza by K. C Cole( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Spanish and Korean and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'universo e la tazza da tè by K. C Cole( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remedies available to New England fishermen for protection against subsidized or unfair competition by K. C Cole( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The hole in the universe : how scientists peered over the edge of emptiness and found everything
Alternative Names
Cole, K.

Cole, Kimberley C. 1946-

K.C. Cole Amerikaans auteur

K. C. Cole US-amerikanische Wissenschaftsjournalistin und Schriftstellerin

コール, K. C

Languages
English (86)

German (11)

Chinese (11)

Italian (2)

Spanish (2)

Korean (1)

Covers
The universe and the teacup : the mathematics of truth and beautyFirst you build a cloud : and other reflections on physics as a way of lifeSomething incredibly wonderful happens : Frank Oppenheimer and the world he made upMind over matter : conversations with the cosmosThe universe and the teacup : the mathematics of truth and beauty