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Ford, Brian J.

Overview
Works: 79 works in 274 publications in 7 languages and 7,220 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works  Encyclopedias  Miscellanea  Examinations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer
Classifications: QH271, 578
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Brian J Ford
 
Most widely held works by Brian J Ford
Images of science : a history of scientific illustration by Brian J Ford( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portrayal of scientific discoveries has a long, though not always honourable, history. Many of the pioneers of scientific illustration can be proved today to have attained a high level of observational accuracy, while some of their successors were neither so painstaking nor so scrupulous. The subject has featured a host of plagiarists who deliberately misappropriated the ideas of others, often perpetuating errors for generations and precipitating a decline in the professional standards upheld by their forebears. In this superbly illustrated survey, Brian Ford unravels many strands in the development of scientific knowledge over the centuries, showing how the study of illustration provides a retrospective view of the conduct of research. The accuracy of illustrations from certain periods can be seen to reflect the contemporary status of a particular science, while in some cases identical images have recurred over the centuries. Comparison of derivative works with their predecessors is highly instructive, revealing a 'family tree' of images descended from a single original. By retracing some of these patterns, the author shows how discoveries have been incorporated into the body of knowledge and, equally important, how errors have been perpetuated and misinformation compounded. Photographs of the author's detailed recreations of some of the pioneering experiments of early workers such as Hooke and Leeuwenhoek supplement the many printed and manuscript examples. Drawing on a wealth of pictorial, biographical and bibliographical sources in The British Library and other major collections worldwide, and covering the whole range of scientific disciplines, Images of Science is a detailed and very accessible account of the development of scientific illustration from the works of the earliest civilizations to the dawn of modern science
Single lens : the story of the simple microscope by Brian J Ford( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leeuwenhoek, Antony van
Microbe power : tomorrow's revolution by Brian J Ford( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret weapons : technology, science & the race to win World War II by Brian J Ford( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an illustrated history of the secret weapons that changed the course of World War II. Deep in the bunkers of Nazi Germany, many of the world's top scientists worked to create a new generation of war winning super weapons. A few of these, such as jet aircraft and the V2 rocket, became realities at the end of the war, others never made it off the drawing board. Written by a noted research scientist, this book charts the history of secret weapons development by all the major powers during the war, from British radar to Japanese ray guns, and explains the impact that these developments eventually had on the outcome of World War II
The future of food by Brian J Ford( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Biologist Brian J. Ford examines the food-borne diseases that have always been with us, such as Salmonella and E. coli, as well as those that have recently emerged, like Listeriosis and new variant CJD. He reveals many misconceptions in current popular thinking about food, including so-called natural foods, and discusses the role of organic farming. While he advises caution on GM foods, he is enthusiastic about the foods of the future made from new or little-known sources, especially as climate change affects global food production. There are insights on the nutrients that we need for health at different stages of life, on food allergies and intolerances, on the fascinating relationship between food and culture, and on the changing theories about the ideal diet."--Jacket
The secret language of life : how animals and plants feel and communicate by Brian J Ford( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human body by Brian J Ford( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the various parts of the human body and their functions
The optical microscope manual; past and present uses and techniques by Brian J Ford( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genes : the fight for life by Brian J Ford( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Arabic and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at developments in the life sciences & tells us all what we need to know, in a style that can be enjoyably understood
The revealing lens; mankind and the microscope by Brian J Ford( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Leeuwenhoek legacy by Brian J Ford( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Nederlandse natuurwetenschappelijke onderzoeker (1632-1723)
Allied secret weapons : the war of science by Brian J Ford( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretter om allierede hemmelige våbensystemer fra 2. Verdenskrig
Patterns of sex : the mating urge and our sexual future by Brian J Ford( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First encyclopedia of science by Brian J Ford( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-nine entries, with illustrations, activities, and links to more information at the publisher's web site, cover such scientific topics as atoms and molecules, computers, cells, and sound
101 questions about science by Brian J Ford( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallel computation : based on the proceedings of a conference on parallel computation by Conference on parallel computation( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cult of the expert by Brian J Ford( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problem solving environments for scientific computing : proceedings of the IFIP TC 2/W.G. 2.5 Working Conference on Problem Solving Environments for Scientific Computing, Sophia Antipolis, France, 17-21 June, 1985 by IFIP TC 2/W.G. 2.5 Working Conference on Problem Solving Environments for Scientific Computing( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

101 more questions about science by Brian J Ford( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Micrographia, or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses : with observations and inquiries thereupon by Robert Hooke( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digitized facsimile of the 1665 edition, with essay by Brian J. Ford
 
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Secret weapons : technology, science & the race to win World War II
Alternative Names
Brian J. Ford Academic, author

Brian J. Ford Brits journalist

Ford, B.

Ford, B. 1939-

Ford, B. (Brian)

Ford, Brian

Ford Brian 1939-....

Ford Brian J.

Ford, Brian John.

Ford, Brian John 1939-

Fords, Braiens Dž 1939-

Форд, Брайан Дж 1939-

برايان ج. فورد، 1939-

フォード, B. J

フォード, ブライアン

フォード, ブライアン・J

ブライアン・フォード

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The future of foodThe secret language of life : how animals and plants feel and communicateGenes : the fight for lifeMicrographia, or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses : with observations and inquiries thereupon