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Dewdney, A. K.

Overview
Works: 96 works in 261 publications in 5 languages and 9,165 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Miscellanea  Art  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QA93, 510
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. K Dewdney
200% of nothing : : an eye-opening tour through the twists and turns of math abuse and innumeracy by A. K Dewdney( Book )

19 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though you may be shocked at how pervasive math abuse is, you may be even more astonished to discover how rapidly you can learn the simple tricks and basic logic of defending yourself against it. As Dewdney writes in his Introduction: "It is far easier to calculate a percentage than it is to drive a car." Math abusers are everywhere, but with Dewdney's shrewd pointers, you can easily catch them at their own game."--Jacket
A mathematical mystery tour : discovering the truth and beauty of the cosmos by A. K Dewdney( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this thought-provoking reading adventure, acclaimed author A.K. Dewdney takes us on a fictional journey around the world in search of the solution to one of the greatest ancient mysteries of mathematics." "From the Temple of Apollo to the Arabian desert, and from the winding canals of Venice to the medieval halls of Oxford, Dewdney searches through highlights in the history of mathematics for an answer to the timeless question: Why is it that the cosmos - from the tiny world of atoms to the shape of the universe itself - is so miraculously governed by mathematical laws? Could it be that our world is in some sense made of mathematics, as Pythagoras famously proposed? Or is it we (or the mathematicians among us) who make mathematics? Are the remarkable theorems and equations that describe the world around us discovered, or are they created? Is mathematics the very fabric of the cosmos, or does it exist only in the human mind?"--Jacket
Yes, we have no neutrons : an eye-opening tour through the twists and turns of bad science by A. K Dewdney( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this entertaining expose of science gone awry, the author of "200% of Nothing" tells the stories of eight notorious cases of "bad science"--Research projects that turned out to be bogus, either because of faulty methodology or faulty interpretations of results
The Turing omnibus : 61 excursions in computer science by A. K Dewdney( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond reason : eight great problems that reveal the limits of science by A. K Dewdney( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Temporary barriers to understanding are sometimes swept away by knowledge, each advance revealing new vistas. But some barriers appear to be permanent. Author A.K. Dewdney explores these grand limitations that stand like granite walls around our scientific and technological enterprise. These are not the barriers of ignorance, but knowledge. It is perhaps only ignorance that prevents us from traveling through time; certainly no theory yet prohibits the possibility. Yet the presence of chaos in our atmospheric system implies rather strongly that we shall never predict the weather much better than we do now."
The armchair universe : an exploration of computer worlds by A. K Dewdney( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First collection of A.K. Dewdney's popular "Computer recreations" columns, drawn from Scientific american magazine between 1984 and 1987"--Back cover
The (new) turing omnibus : 66 excursions in computer science by A. K Dewdney( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No other volume provides as broad, as thorough, or as accessible an introduction to the realm of computers as A.K. Dewdney's The Turing Omnibus. Updated and expanded, The Turing Omnibus offers 66 concise, brilliantly written articles on the major points of interest in computer science theory, technology, and applications. New for this tour: updated information on algorithms, detecting primes, noncomputable functions, and self-replicating computers--plus completely new sections on the Mandelbrot set, genetic algorithms, the Newton-Raphson Method, neural networks that learn, DOS systems for personal computers, and computer viruses."--Book cover
The magic machine : a handbook of computer sorcery by A. K Dewdney( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hungry Hollow : the story of a natural place by A. K Dewdney( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Hungry Hollow's many dimensions of time and space and discusses the plants, animals, and other life forms native to the area. Dewdney takes us on a guided journey through Hungry Hollow's many dimensions of time and space, a multifaceted prism through which its present and prehistory, and its worlds large and small, are all refracted. We meet many plants, animals, fungi, and other life forms, guided sometimes by the raccoon called Lotor, sometimes by the biologist Dianne, who is just coming to terms with the real world of biological diversity. We encounter a Hackberry tree whose branches reproduce the taxonomic tree of life; learn how it would look and feel to shrink by stages to the size of an amoeba; watch a toad win the survival lottery; and see the world of Hungry Hollow from the viewpoint of plants, earthworms, rotifers, and even stones. We also learn about the geological forces that molded North America, the kingdoms of life, surface tension, genetics, the strange sex lives of diatoms and bacteria, and how everything is eventually recycled into the molecular building blocks of nature
The Tinkertoy computer and other machinations by A. K Dewdney( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory computer science : bits of theory, bytes of practice by A. K Dewdney( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

200 Prozent von nichts : die Geheimen Tricks der Statistik und andere Schwindeleien mit Zahlen by A. K Dewdney( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Turing Omnibus : eine Reise durch die Informatik mit 66 Stationen by A. K Dewdney( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieses Buch bietet wie kaum ein anderes eine breite, sorgfältige und verständliche Einführung in die Welt der Computer und der Informatik. "Der Turing Omnibus" enthält 66 prägnante, exzellent geschriebene Beiträge zu den interessantesten Themen aus der Informatik, der Computertechnologie und ihren Anwendungen. Einige "Haltestellen": Algorithmen, Primzahlsuche, nicht-berechenbare Funktionen, die Mandelbrot-Menge, generische Algorithmen, die Newton-Raphson-Methode, lernende neuronale Netzwerke, das DOS-System und Computerviren. Für jeden, der sich beruflich, in der Ausbildung oder als Hobby mit Computern beschäftigt, ist dieses Buch eine unverzichtbare Lektüre
Reise in das Innere der Mathematik by A. K Dewdney( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daylight in the swamp : memoirs of Selwyn Dewdney by Selwyn H Dewdney( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daylight in the Swamp is the bush memoirs of Selwyn Dewdney, a noted Canadian artist and recorder of native rock art. His two great loves, art and the Canadian north, come together in this book. His respect for native culture and art is reflected in his own work, his insight into native rock art, and his passion for canoeing and the northern experience. The third theme of the book is history spanning the period from 1910 through to the 1970s during which the old north largely vanished. Dewdney was there to record the images of forgotten dreams painted on rocks and cliffs throughout the Canadian
Alles fauler Zauber? : IQ-Tests, Psychoanalyse und andere umstrittene Theorien by A. K Dewdney( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Planiversum : Computerkontakt mit einer zweidimensionalen Welt by A. K Dewdney( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer-Kurzweil by A. K Dewdney( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La quadratura del cerchio : _ e altri grandi problemi che mostrano i limiti della scienza by A. K Dewdney( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Ṣabī al-sāḥir namāzaj min al-ʻIlm al-radīʼ by A. K Dewdney( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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200% of nothing : : an eye-opening tour through the twists and turns of math abuse and innumeracy
Alternative Names
Alexander Dewdney Canadees wiskundige

Alexander Dewdney Canadian mathematician

Alexander Dewdney canadisk matematiker

Alexander Dewdney kanadensisk matematiker

Alexander Dewdney kanadisk matematikar

Alexander Dewdney kanadisk matematiker

Alexander K. Dewdney kanadischer Informatiker und Buchautor

Alexander Keewatin Dewdney

Alexander Keewatin Dewdney matematico, informatico e filosofo canadese

Dewdney, A. K.

Dewdney, A. K. 1941-

Dewdney , Alexander K.

Dewdney , Alexander Keewatin

Dewdney, Alexander Keewatin 1941-

Keewatin Dewdney Alexander

デュードニー、 A・K・

Languages
English (131)

German (22)

Japanese (3)

Italian (3)

Arabic (1)

Covers
A mathematical mystery tour : discovering the truth and beauty of the cosmosYes, we have no neutrons : an eye-opening tour through the twists and turns of bad scienceBeyond reason : eight great problems that reveal the limits of scienceThe (new) turing omnibus : 66 excursions in computer scienceThe magic machine : a handbook of computer sorceryHungry Hollow : the story of a natural placeThe Tinkertoy computer and other machinationsIntroductory computer science : bits of theory, bytes of practice