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Hoffman, Paul 1956-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 226 publications in 6 languages and 6,408 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Children's films  Educational films  Juvenile works  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Fantasy fiction  Fiction  History  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Speaker
Classifications: QA29.E68, B
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Most widely held works about Paul Hoffman
 
Most widely held works by Paul Hoffman
The man who loved only numbers : the story of Paul Erdos and the search for mathematical truth by Paul Hoffman( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Erdos, the most prolific and eccentric mathematician of our time, forsook all creature comforts - including a hometo pursue his lifelong study of numbers. He was a man who possessed unimaginable powers of thought yet was unable to manage some of the simplest daily tasks." "For more than six decades, Erdos lived out of two tattered suitcases, crisscrossing four continents at a frenzied pace, chasing mathematical problems and fresh talent. Erdos saw mathematics as a search for lasting beauty and ultimate truth. It was a search Erdos never abandoned, even as his life was torn asunder by some of the major political dramas of our time." "In this biography, Hoffman uses Erdos's life and work to introduce readers to a cast of remarkable geniuses, from Archimedes to Stanislaw Ulam, one of the chief minds behind the Los Alamos nuclear project. He draws on years of interviews with Ronald Graham and Fan Chung, Erdos's chief American caretakers and devoted collaborators. With an eye for the hilarious anecdote, Hoffman explains mathematical problems from Fermat's Last Theorem to the more frivolous "Monty Hall dilemma." What emerges is an intimate look at the world of mathematics and an indelible portrait of Erdos, a charming and impish philosopher-scientist whose accomplishments continue to enrich and inform our world."--Jacket
Archimedes' revenge : the joys and perils of mathematics by Paul Hoffman( Book )

29 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a popular introduction to mathematics and its everyday applications
Wings of madness : Alberto Santos-Dumont and the invention of flight by Paul Hoffman( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Portuguese and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the young Brazilian who moved to Paris where he experimented with flight until Europeans came to call him the man who conquered air
American museum guides( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The left hand of God by Paul Hoffman( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of sixteen-year-old Thomas, one of thousands of imprisoned youths being trained in combat by warrior monks who becomes aware of his secret destiny after a daring escape
Evolution by Lucile Hadzihalilovic( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jared Diamond's conversation with Paul Hoffman, the editor-in-chief of Discover Magazine. Dr. Diamond is a professor of physiology at UCLA Medical school and recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Award
Viruses( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Robert C. Gallo's conversation with Paul Hoffman, the editor-in-chief of Discover Magazine. Dr. Earle has spent his life at the National Institutes for Health deciphering the puzzles of human viruses. Gallo's work with viruses fueled his interest in AIDS and led to his co-discovery of the HIV virus in 1984
Astronomy by Jay M Pasachoff( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have been beguiled by the heavens above, seeking to divine the meanings in the stars and planets overhead. Where did it all begin? Where will it end? How were the stars formed? Is there anybody else out there, or are we alone? One of the leading astronomers studying those questions is Dr. Sallie Baliunas
Bill Nye the Science Guy by Edward Ortleb( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the thousands of hours Sylvia Earle has spent under water, she has come to understand the vital role that plants and animals play in sustaining the ocean's ecosystem--and the necessity of healthy oceans for our own survival
Artificial Intelligence by Patrick Henry Winston( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Minsky has become known as the father of artificial intelligence. He has labored long and hard to design and develop thinking machines. In doing so, he has sought to fathom how that intricate piece of machinery and genius, the human brain, actually works
Paleontology( Visual )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally dinosaurs were depicted as stupid, lumbering, cold-blooded beasts doomed to extinction. A new look at dinosaurs suggests that they were warm-blooded, fleet-footed creatures. Much of this revolutionary thinking comes from the work of Dr. Bob Bakker who has been shaking up the crusty world of paleontology since 1968
Paul Erdös : 1913-1996 : l'homme qui n'aimait que les nombres by Paul Hoffman( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary shmictionary! : a Yiddish and Yinglish dictionary by Paul Hoffman( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great minds of science by Various Authors( Recording )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From astronomy to viruses, you'll find their narratives full of genius, personal insight and enlightenment. A tribute to mankind's ingenuity and boundless curiosity
Dinosaurs! by Society for Visual Education( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally dinosaurs were depicted as stupid, lumbering, cold-blooded beasts doomed to extinction. A new look at dinosaurs suggests that they were warm-blooded, fleet-footed creatures. Much of this revolutionary thinking comes from the work of Dr. Bob Bakker who has been shaking up the crusty world of paleontology since 1968
How many Zen Buddhists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? by Matt Freedman( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N is a number : a portrait of Paul Erdős by George Paul Csicsery( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdös was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Universally revered among mathematicians, Erdös, who was born in Hungary and died in 1996, was a wandering genius who eschewed the traditional trappings of success ... [this videocassette is] a documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland and the United States over four years, presents Erdös' mathematical quest in its personal and philosophical dimensions, and the tragic historical events that molded his life"--Container label
L'uomo che amava solo i numeri : la storia di Paul Erdos, un genio alla ricerca della verità matematica by Paul Hoffman( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do WASPs say after sex? by Matt Freedman( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King's gambit : a son, a father, and the world's most dangerous game by Paul Hoffman( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author provides an insider's account of the fiercely competitive world of professional chess, describing his own experiences as a troubled child prodigy, marked by his parents' divorce, who spent his weekends in the chess epicenter of Greenwich Village
 
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The man who loved only numbers : the story of Paul Erdos and the search for mathematical truth
Alternative Names

controlled identityDr. Crypton, 1956-

Hoffman, Paul E.

Hopʻŭman, Pʻol 1956-

Paul Hoffman Amerikaans schrijver

Paul Hoffman écrivain américain

Paul Hoffman escritor estadounidense

Paul Hoffman scrittore, divulgatore scientifico e conduttore televisivo statunitense

Пол Хоффман

הופמן, פול 1956-

پل هافمن

ホフマン, ポール

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Archimedes' revenge : the joys and perils of mathematicsWings of madness : Alberto Santos-Dumont and the invention of flightThe left hand of GodGreat minds of scienceN is a number : a portrait of Paul ErdősKing's gambit : a son, a father, and the world's most dangerous gameN is a number : a portrait of Paul Erdős