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Kevles, Daniel J.

Overview
Works: 73 works in 261 publications in 7 languages and 6,594 library holdings
Genres: History  Patents  Filmed lectures  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Collector, Speaker
Classifications: HQ751, 304.5
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Most widely held works about Daniel J Kevles
 
Most widely held works by Daniel J Kevles
In the name of eugenics : genetics and the uses of human heredity by Daniel J Kevles( Book )

63 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of eugenics, the science of improving human beings by exploiting theories of heredity, from its late-nineteenth-century origins to the present, addressing such controversial issues as cloning and genetic engineering
The physicists : the history of a scientific community in modern America by Daniel J Kevles( Book )

51 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This magnificent account of the coming of age of physics in America has been heralded as the best introduction to the history of science in the United States. Unsurpassed in its breadth and literary style, Kevles's account portrays the brilliant scientists who became a powerful force in bringing the world into a revolutionary new era. The book ranges widely as it links these exciting developments to the social, cultural, and political changes that occurred from the post-Civil War years to the present. Throughout, Kevles keeps his eye on the central question of how an avowedly elitist enterprise grew and prospered in a democratic culture. In this new edition, the author has brought the story up to date by providing an extensive, authoritative, and colorful account of the Superconducting Super Collider, from its origins in the international competition and intellectual needs of high-energy particle physics, through its establishment as a multibillion-dollar project, to its termination, in 1993, as a result of angry opposition within the American physics community and the Congress
The Code of codes : scientific and social issues in the Human Genome Project( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human genome is the key to what makes us human. Composed of the many different genes found in our cells, it defines our possibilities and limitations as members of the species. The ultimate goal of the pioneering project outlined in this book is to map our genome in detail--an achievement that will revolutionize our understanding of human development and the expression of both our normal traits and our abnormal characteristics, such as disease. The Code of Codes is a
The Baltimore case : a trial of politics, science, and character by Daniel J Kevles( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Baltimore won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1975 at the age of 37 and became the president of the Rockefeller University. Less than a year and a half after, he fell from grace. Citing the personal toll of fighting a long battle over an allegedly fraudulent paper he had collaborated on in 1986, he resigned. While never suspected of faking anything himself, he had stubbornly defended the integrity and work of his colleague, Thereza Imanishi-Kari, one of six coauthors of the disputed paper
A history of patenting life in the United States with comparative attention to Europe and Canada : a report to the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies by Daniel J Kevles( Book )

18 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Supercode : die genetische Karte des Menschen( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Physiciens : histoire de la profession qui a changé le monde by Daniel J Kevles( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventing America : a history of the United States by Pauline Maier( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representing a fresh approach to the teaching of American history, this textbook takes innovation as its theme. The book is a chronological survey, highlighting the ways in which the constant invention of ideas, the impulse to improve, the renewal of old practices in areas as diverse as the American railroad and the rise of jazz, have all animated the progress of American history. The text links the theme of innovation to political, economic, social and cultural developments
The study of physics in America, 1865-1916 by Daniel J Kevles( )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1969 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kampfmaschinen( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The George Ellery Hale papers, 1882-1937, at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories Library, Pasadena, California by George Ellery Hale( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il caso Baltimore : un conflitto fra politica, scienza e personalità by Daniel J Kevles( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For whom the bell curve tolls( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores several controversies evoked by Herrstein and Murray's book, The bell curve, including racial differences in intelligence and the use and abuse of intelligence testing. Dr. Daniel J. Kevles examines the historical context, Dr. Diane Halpern considers the nature of I.Q. and intelligence, and Dr. Vincent Sarich discusses anthropological and evolutionary points of view
Inventing America : a history of the United States( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hito idenshi no seihai : Genomu keikaku no seijigaku to shakaigaku( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yuseigaku no na no moto ni( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

al-Tārīkh al-ʻāṣif li-ʻilm wirāthat al-insān by Daniel J Kevles( )

1 edition published in 1993 in Arabic and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicists by Daniel J Kevles( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Code of codes : scientific and social issues in the Human Genome Project
Alternative Names
Daniel Kevles American historian

Daniel Kevles Amerikaans historicus

Daniel Kevles amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Daniel Kevles historiador estadounidense

Kelves, Daniel Jo

Kevles, Daniel.

Kevles, Daniel 1939-

Kevles, Daniel J.

Kevles, Daniel Jerome 1939-

Kīflis, Dānyīl

Kīvlis, Dānyīl

دانييل كيفلس، 1939-

كيلفس، دانييل، 1939-

ケヴルズ, ダニエル・J

ケブルス, ダニエル・J

Languages
English (166)

French (14)

German (11)

Japanese (4)

Spanish (3)

Arabic (2)

Italian (1)

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The physicists : the history of a scientific community in modern AmericaThe Code of codes : scientific and social issues in the Human Genome ProjectThe Baltimore case : a trial of politics, science, and characterInventing America : a history of the United StatesInventing America : a history of the United States