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Teresi, Dick

Overview
Works: 42 works in 158 publications in 10 languages and 8,303 library holdings
Genres: History  Forecasts  Anecdotes  Popular works  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QC793.5.B62, 539.72
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Most widely held works by Dick Teresi
The God particle : if the universe is the answer, what is the question? by Leon M Lederman( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 2,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest began in 430 B.C. when a Greek philosopher smelled bread baking and imagined that an invisible particle might be the building block of all matter. He called it the a-tom - "that which cannot be cut"--And its pursuit has become science's longest-running experiment. Now, in a book of dazzling originality, Nobel laureate Leon Lederman tells the story of the 2,500-year search for the answer to an ancient question: what is the world made of? Lederman joined this search in the 1950s, and his many contributions to our understanding of subatomic architecture have ranked him among the foremost experimental physicists in the world. The God Particle is yet another remarkable achievement: drawing on a lifetime of research and teaching, Lederman shines such a clear light on the mysteries of matter that they are at last understandable to everyone. With great wit and erudition, he describes the long string of Eureka moments that have brought us tantalizingly close to unlocking the last secrets of the universe. Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Rutherford, and Einstein are just a few of the heroes in Lederman's tale, each one a brilliant detective looking for clues behind the veil of matter. The past fifty years have brought the development of the most complex experimental tool ever built - the particle accelerator, an immensely powerful knife that cuts matter into quarks and leptons and reveals the forces that drive them. Lederman explains how accelerators work and argues passionately for the need for a huge new machine that can find the ultimate a-tom. He believes that this particle - the God Particle - orchestrates the cosmic symphony, and he dreams of its discovery, hoping it will reduce the laws of physics to an equation so simple that it can fit on a T-shirt. Using humor, metaphor, and vivid storytelling, Leon Lederman takes us on an adventure into an invisible world. The God Particle is a celebration of human curiosity, a thrilling book by a man whose genius for discovering the secrets of the universe is matched by his gift for illuminating the wonders of science
Lost discoveries : the ancient roots of modern science-- from the Babylonians to the Maya by Dick Teresi( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, an innovative history of science, explores the scientific breakthroughs from peoples of the ancient world--Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians, Africans, New World and Oceanic tribes, among others--and the non-European medieval world. They left an enormous heritage in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, chemistry, and technology. The first comprehensive, authoritative, popularly written, multicultural history of science, Lost discoveries fills a crucial gap in the history of science
The undead : organ harvesting, the ice-water test, beating-heart cadavers : how medicine is blurring the line between life and death by Dick Teresi( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science writer Dick Teresi examines how death is determined by the medical community and explores organ trafficking, brain death, and near-death experiences
The three-pound universe by Judith Hooper( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revolutionary discoveries about the brain from the chemistry of the mind to the new frontiers of the soul"--Jacket
The cyclist's manual by Douglas Colligan( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular mechanics book of bikes and bicycling by Dick Teresi( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omni's future medical almanac( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omni's Continuum : dramatic phenomena from the new frontiers of science( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laser, light of a million uses by Jeff Hecht( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Would the Buddha wear a walkman? : a catalogue of revolutionary tools for higher consciousness by Judith Hooper( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une sacrée particule : si l'univers est la réponse, quelle est la question? by Leon M Lederman( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prix Nobel de physique en 1988 pour ses travaux en physique des hautes énergies, L. Lederman décrit ici les expériences qui ont permis d'établir la théorie atomique depuis les Grecs et de découvrir les différentes particules élémentaires les unes après les autres, y compris la dernière en date, dénommée ici "sacrée particule", qui reste à observer. D. Teresi est journaliste scientifique
La partícula divina : si el universo es la respuesta, ¿cuál es la pregunta by Leon M Lederman( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's foremost experimental physicist uses humor, metaphor, and storytelling to delve into the mysteries of matter, discussing the as-yet-to-be-discovered god particle
The Bike book by Douglas Colligan( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La particella di Dio : se l'Universo è la domanda, qual è la risposta? by Leon M Lederman( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'universo della mente by Judith Hooper( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Drei-Pfund-Universum : d. Gehirn als Zentrum d. Denkens u. Fühlens by Judith Hooper( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los grandes descubrimientos perdidos : las antiguas raíces de la ciencia. desde Babilonia hasta los mayas by Dick Teresi( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Si piensa usted -como yo creía- que la ciencia floreció en la Antigua Grecia, lea entonces este libro de Dick Teresi y comprenderá la grandeza de los genios anteriores", nos dice Daba Sobel, autor del best-seller La hija de Galileo. En efecto, Dick Teresi, que ha realizado un inmenso trabajo de erudición, nos muestra aquí lo mucho que debemos a babilonios y a egipcios, a los indios, a los africanos, al Nuevo Mundo, a las tribus oceánicas y a las civilizaciones medievales no europeas. Los cimientos matemáticos de la ciencia occidental, por ejemplo, proceden de los egipcios, los hindúes, los chinos, los árabes, los babilonios y los mayas; la astronomía comenzó en la antigua India y floreció en el mundo árabe; los chinos observaron, dataron e interpretaron los eclipses hacia el 1400 a. C; hace cinco mil años, los sumerios sostuvieron que la Tierra era esférica; eruditos chinos y árabes utilizaron fósiles por primera vez para estudiar científicamente la historia de nuestro planeta; la química china fue un tesoro hoy olvidado por casi todos; la impresión de libros comenzó en la India y Pi Sheng inventó los tipos móviles hacia el año 1041; los indios quechuas del Perú fueron los primeros en vulcanizar el caucho ... Y así cientos y cientos de ejemplos. Nos cansamos de hablar de los beneficios del multiculturalismo, hora es de tomárselo en serio y nada mejor que este libro para comprobar cuan firmemente y desde cuándo está instalado en la historia
El rayo láser by Jeff Hecht( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omni Continuum( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El universo del cerebro by Judith Hooper( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lost discoveries : the ancient roots of modern science-- from the Babylonians to the Maya
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Dick Teresi American writer

Dick Teresi escritor estadounidense

테레시, 딕

テレシー, ディック

テレシー, デック

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Lost discoveries : the ancient roots of modern science-- from the Babylonians to the MayaThe three-pound universeLaser, light of a million usesLos grandes descubrimientos perdidos : las antiguas raíces de la ciencia. desde Babilonia hasta los mayas