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Morris, Richard 1939-2003

Overview
Works: 57 works in 224 publications in 6 languages and 12,810 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QB981, 501
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Most widely held works about Richard Morris
 
Most widely held works by Richard Morris
Time's arrows : scientific attitudes toward time by Richard Morris( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores Western views on time from ancient Greece through the Middle Ages, going on to modern scientific concepts, including relativity, biological time, cosmic time, and whether there is a beginning (or an end) to time. Starting with ancient cyclical theories of time, the author moves on to more modern topics such as the theory of linear time, the notion that velocity is a function of time (introduced by Galileo), Newton's mathematical explanations of time, the laws of thermodynamics in relation to time, and the theory of relativity
The edges of science : crossing the boundary from physics to metaphysics by Richard Morris( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of today's controversy in theoretical physics
The last sorcerers : the path from alchemy to the periodic table by Richard Morris( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What we now call chemistry began in the cauldrons of mystics and sorcerers seeking not to make a better world through science, but rather to make themselves rich. But among these early magicians, frauds, and con artists were a few far-seeing alchemists who, through rigorous experimentation, transformed mysticism into science. Scientific historians generally credit the great 18th-century French chemist Antoine Lavoisier with modernizing chemistry. Exacting by nature, Lavoisier performed experiments that would provide lasting and verifiable proofs of various chemical theories. Another pioneer emerged almost 100 years later: Dimitri Mendeleev, an eccentric genius, sought to answer the most pressing questions that remained: Why did some elements have properties that resembled those of others? Were there certain natural groups of elements? And, if so, how many, and what elements fit into them? It was Mendeleev who finally constructed the first Periodic Table in the late 1800s. --From publisher description
Dismantling the universe : the nature of scientific discovery by Richard Morris( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Japanese and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of reality by Richard Morris( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmic questions : galactic halos, cold dark matter, and the end of time by Richard Morris( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a writing style The New York Times hails as "exhilarating," Morris provides clear, precise explanations of the best current answers to each profoundly important question
The evolutionists : the struggle for Darwin's soul by Richard Morris( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As he elucidates the issues of contention, Morris also positions them within the broader context of evolutionary thought as a whole. He explains the theory of evolution in detail, reviews the main trends of evolutionary science since Darwin, and assesses how the field is changing today - from ground-breaking new research to the emergence of scientific disciplines like complexity theory and evolutionary psychology." "An account of contemporary evolutionary biology, The Evolutionists is a fascinating look at how controversy and debate shape the scientific process."--Jacket
Light by Richard Morris( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Japanese and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achilles in the quantum universe : the definitive history of infinity by Richard Morris( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how philosophers, logicians, mathematicians, and scientists throughout history have attempted to define infinity, and how each attempt has driven the advancement of physics and mathematics, including the development of relativity and quantum mechanics
The end of the world by Richard Morris( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of the universe by Richard Morris( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les thèmes traités sont bien choisis et intéressants, ex.: l'univers: ouvert ou fermé; le big bang; la masse manquante; les trous noirs; les neutrinos. Pour un large public
Evolution and human nature by Richard Morris( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The universe, the eleventh dimension, and everything : what we know and how we know it by Richard Morris( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and German and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the fate of the universe and the search for the theory of matter to the workings of the scientific imagination, Richard Morris delivers a clear and concise introduction to the scientific revolutions that have grown out of the human need to understand complex scientific concepts and the nature of scientific discovery."--BOOK JACKET. "What is the fate of the universe?"--BOOK JACKET. "What are the implications of a unified theory of matter?"--BOOK JACKET. "Is there a relationship between scientific inquiry and the imagination?"--Jacket
The big questions : probing the promise and limits of science by Richard Morris( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of humanity's greatest mysteries draws on scientific theories in quantum mechanics, cosmology, genetics, and cognitive research
Artificial worlds : computers, complexity, and the riddle of life by Richard Morris( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the cutting edge of discovery, this exciting new branch of science has fostered a rare and intriguing dialogue between innovators across a broad range of disciplines, from mathematicians, computer scientists, and economists, to anthropologists and biologists. Richard Morris makes this major field of inquiry accessible to a popular readership as never before, while he reveals its potential to solve the greatest of all questions to puzzle humankind - what is life?
Computers in the composition classroom : a critical sourcebook( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computers in the Composition Classroomintroduces new teachers and scholars to the best thinking and practices that inform sound computer-assisted writing pedagogy. Chapters focus on critical issues such as literacy and access; identity and online writing practices; composing online; and the future of technology and writing
Reno, Nevada by Richard Morris( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry is a kind of writing by Richard Morris( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prey by Richard Morris( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace amongst the ants( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The last sorcerers : the path from alchemy to the periodic table
Alternative Names
Morris, Richard 1939-2003

Morris, Richard B.

Morris, Richard Knowles, 1939-

Morris, Richard Ward

Richard Morris American writer

モリス, リチャード

Languages
English (145)

German (10)

Japanese (8)

French (3)

Chinese (3)

Arabic (2)

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The last sorcerers : the path from alchemy to the periodic tableCosmic questions : galactic halos, cold dark matter, and the end of timeThe evolutionists : the struggle for Darwin's soulAchilles in the quantum universe : the definitive history of infinityThe universe, the eleventh dimension, and everything : what we know and how we know itThe big questions : probing the promise and limits of scienceArtificial worlds : computers, complexity, and the riddle of lifeComputers in the composition classroom : a critical sourcebook