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Johnson, George 1952 January 20-

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Works: 39 works in 177 publications in 5 languages and 12,437 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Popular works 
Classifications: Q182.3, 507.8
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Most widely held works by George Johnson
The ten most beautiful experiments by George Johnson ( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ten most fascinating experiments in the history of science--moments when a curious soul posed a particularly eloquent question to nature and received a crisp, unambiguous reply. Johnson takes us to those times when the world seemed filled with mysterious forces, when scientists were dazzled by light, by electricity, and by the beating of the hearts they laid bare on the dissecting table. For all of them, diligence was rewarded. In an instant, confusion was swept aside and something new about nature leaped into view. In bringing us these stories, Johnson restores some of the romance to science, reminding us of the existential excitement of a single soul staring down the unknown.--From publisher description
A shortcut through time : the path to the quantum computer by George Johnson ( Book )
30 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: The first book to prepare us for the next big--perhaps the biggest--breakthrough in the short history of the cyberworld: the development of the quantum computer. The newest Pentium chip driving personal computers packs 40 million electronic switches onto a piece of silicon the size of a thumbnail. It is dramatically smaller and more powerful than anything that has come before it. If this incredible shrinking act continues, the logical culmination is a computer in which each switch is composed of a single atom. And at that point the miraculous--the actualization of quantum mechanics--becomes real. If atoms can be harnessed, society will be transformed: problems that could take forever to be solved on the supercomputers available today would be dispatched with ease. Quantum computing promises nothing less astonishing than a shortcut through time. In this book, the award-winning New York Times science writer George Johnson first takes us back to the original idea of a computer--almost simple enough to be made of Tinkertoys--and then leads us through increasing levels of complexity to the soul of this remarkable new machine. He shows us how, in laboratories around the world, the revolution has already begun. Writing with a brilliant clarity, Johnson makes sophisticated material on (and even beyond) the frontiers of science both graspable and utterly fascinating, affording us a front-row seat at one of the most galvanizing scientific dramas of the new century
Miss Leavitt's stars : the untold story of the woman who discovered how to measure the universe by George Johnson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How big is the universe? In the early twentieth century, scientists took sides. One held that the entire universe was contained in the Milky Way galaxy; their champion was the strong-willed astronomer Harlow Shapley. Another camp believed that the universe was so vast that the Milky Way was just one galaxy among billions--the view that would prevail, proven by the equally headstrong Edwin Hubble. Almost forgotten is the Harvard Observatory Computer--a human number cruncher hired to calculate the positions and luminosities of stars in astronomical photographs--who found the key to the mystery. Radcliffe-educated Henrietta Swan Leavitt, fighting ill health and progressive deafness, stumbled upon a new law that allowed astronomers to use variable stars--those whose brightness rhythmically changes--as a cosmic yardstick. This book is both an account of how we measure the universe, and the moving story of a neglected genius.--From publisher description
The cancer chronicles : unlocking medicine's deepest mystery by George Johnson ( Book )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New theories question cancer as we know it in this exploration of the latest theories that could help us better understand and treat cancer in the years to come. Learn what diet and dinosaurs' skeletons can tell us about the nature of cancer, where cancer comes from, how tumors grow, and more
In the palaces of memory : how we build the worlds inside our heads by George Johnson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A distillation of three researchers' inquiries into the processes that enable us to recognize a face that has aged ten years or remember a melody for decades
Strange beauty : Murray Gell-Mann and the revolution in twentieth-century physics by George Johnson ( Book )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Particle physics is the most competitive of sports, and Johnson shows us the precocious polymath holding his own with giants like Robert Oppenheimer, Enrico Fermi, and Richard Feynman - Gel-Mann's favorite intellectual sparring partner and sometimes antagonistic rival. We see Gell-Mann the self-taught linguist (who couldn't resist correcting visitors on the pronunciation of their own names); Gell-Mann the birdwatcher and amateur archaeologist; Gell-Mann the Aspen socialite, world traveler, and environmental crusader."--BOOK JACKET
Machinery of the mind : inside the new science of artificial intelligence by George Johnson ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Machinery of Mind is a full-scale, indispensable examination of the history, content, politics, and philosophy of Artificial Intelligence. In detail, consecutively but with a keen awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of the field, Johnson traces the history of the burgeoning science from its earliest practitioners to corporation-funded engineers and experts: Roger Schank, Terry Winograd, Doug Lenat and others who are struggling to create machines that can actually think independently, going beyond man-made programs and "games." Johnson presents the counterarguments of some theorists that intelligence is less than soul and that the "new science" moves arrogantly into dangerous territory. Necessarily inconclusive, this fascinating study is clear, comprehensive, richly detailed, and endlessly provocative
Architects of fear : conspiracy theories and paranoia in American politics by George Johnson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fire in the mind : science, faith, and the search for order by George Johnson ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are there really laws governing the universe' Or is the order we see a mere artifact of the way evolution wired the brain' And is what we call science only a set of myths in which quarks, DNA, and information fill the role once occupied by gods' These questions lie at the heart of George Johnson's audacious exploration of the border between science and religion, cosmic accident and timeless law. Northern New Mexico is home both to the most provocative new enterprises in quantum physics, information science, and the evolution of complexity and to the cosmologies of the Tewa Indians and the Catholic Penitentes. As it draws the reader into this landscape, juxtaposing the systems of belief that have taken root there, Fire in the Mind into a gripping intellectual adventure story that compels us to ask where science ends and religion begins. "A must for all those seriously interested in the key ideas at the frontier of scientific discourse."--Paul Davies From the Trade Paperback edition
Les dix plus belles expériences scientifiques by George Johnson ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cancer chronicles unlocking medicine's deepest mystery by George Johnson ( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An exploration of the history and recent advances of cancer research that will challenge everything you thought you knew about the disease
Shi xiang zui mei de shi yan : shi yan zhuo shang de ke xue jia, ying xiang shi jie de shi ge wei da fa xian by George Johnson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los diez experimentos más hermosos de la ciencia by George Johnson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The untold story of the woman who discovered how to measure the universe by George Johnson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antes de Hubble, Miss Leavitt : la mujer que descubrió cómo medir el universo by George Johnson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ryōshi konpyūta towa nanika by George Johnson ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kioku no mekanizumu ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yudaya o koeru Iruminati no sekai bōryaku : sekai o shihaisuru chō pawā soshiki by George Johnson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Qi yi zhi mei : Gaierman zhuan by George Johnson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seinaru taishōsei : Fukakuteisei kara jiko soshikikasuru kei e ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Johnson, George 1952 Jan. 20-
ジョージ・ジョンソン 1952-
ジョンソン, ジョージ
Languages
English (138)
Japanese (8)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (4)
French (3)
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