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Hellman, Hal 1927-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 265 publications in 12 languages and 12,853 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Juvenile works  Miscellanea  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: Q125, 509.22
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Most widely held works by Hal Hellman
Great feuds in science : ten of the liveliest disputes ever by Hal Hellman( Book )

36 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accomplished science writer narrates the dramatic stories of science's ten greatest controversies, sometimes lasting centuries and the discoveries they inspired, and shows how such clashes of ideas and personalities propel science forward
Great feuds in medicine : ten of the liveliest disputes ever by Hal Hellman( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents 10 dramatic medical disputes. British anatomist William Harvey's 1628 discovery of blood circulation challenged anatomical theory and caused his ostracism by the scientific community. In the late 18th-century, electrical disputes raged between Galvani whose "animal electricity" theory, to modern sensibilities, borders on the occult, though it garnered immediate support and prefigured current studies of electricity and paralysis and Volta, who worked to disprove Galvani. Claude Bernard's experiments on animals, in his studies of the nervous system, caused outrage among antivivisectionists and led to his being disowned by his family. Hungarian obstetrician Ignaz Semmelweis was committed to a mental hospital after the Viennese medical establishment rejected his hypothesis that unsanitary conditions in his workplace (doctors went from an autopsy to a birth without washing their hands) caused the high infection and death rate among patients. Other chapters address "Freud
The kinds of mankind : an introduction to race and racism by Morton Klass( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the concept of race, explains some ways that have been used to classify groups of people, asks why broad differences between groups of people exist and whether they are tied to other distinctions, looks at arguments about race
Great feuds in mathematics : ten of the liveliest disputes ever by Hal Hellman( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praise for Hal HellmanGreat Feuds in Mathematics"Those who think that mathematicians are cold, mechanical proving machines will do well to read Hellman's book on conflicts in mathematics. The main characters are as excitable and touchy as the next man. But Hellman's stories also show how scientific fights bring out sharper formulations and better arguments."--Professor Dirk van Dalen, Philosophy Department, Utrecht UniversityGreat Feuds in Technology"There's nothing like a good feud to grab your attention. And when it comes to describing the battle, Hal Hellman is a master."-New ScientistGreat
Transportation in the world of the future by Hal Hellman( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and Chinese and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the function and operation of a variety of vehicles that may be in general use in the future
The city in the world of the future by Hal Hellman( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the definition of a city and examines how limited resources and a growing population will influence the way cities are planned and built in the future
Energy in the world of the future by Hal Hellman( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Arabic and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great feuds in technology : ten of the liveliest disputes ever by Hal Hellman( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If someone were to ask you who invented the miner's safety lamp, you'd probably have no trouble answering "I don't know." But what about the telegraph? The automobile? The airplane? Television? Conflicting claims over the answers to these questions have led to some of the longest and most bitter battles in the history of technology. Great Feuds in Technology takes a close look at each of these celebrated disputes and reveals that the answers are far more complex, entertaining, and enlightening than you might ever imagine
Communications in the world of the future by Hal Hellman( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1975 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art and science of color by Hal Hellman( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feeding the world of the future by Hal Hellman( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biology in the world of the future by Hal Hellman( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and Spanish and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lever and the pulley by Hal Hellman( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how levers and pulleys make lifting and moving things easier
The story of gold by Hal Hellman( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the nature of gold and the value of this metal throughout history, as well as some of its uses and its role in the development of the science of chemistry
Light and electricity in the atmosphere by Hal Hellman( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technophobia : getting out of the technology trap by Hal Hellman( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond your senses : the new world of sensors by Hal Hellman( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how sensors enable machines to respond to temperature, sound, light, and other sensations and how sensors operate in toasters, burglar alarms, auto-focus cameras, and weather monitoring devices
Computer basics by Hal Hellman( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the world of computers including industrial robots, personal computers, video games, and microprocessors and considers their effects on our daily lives
Deadly bugs and killer insects by Hal Hellman( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a variety of bugs and insects and their harmful effects on the health of man and his pets and livestock
High energy physics by Hal Hellman( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Great feuds in science : ten of the liveliest disputes ever
Alternative Names
Hellman, Hal

Hellman, Harold.

Hellman, Harold 1927-

הלמן, האל 1927-

הלמן, הל 1927-

העלמאן, הל 1927-

헬먼, 핼 1927-

ヘルマン, H

ヘルマン, ハル

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