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Darling, David J.

Overview
Works: 68 works in 215 publications in 6 languages and 19,357 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Encyclopedias  Biography  History  Dictionaries  Popular works  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by David J Darling
Life everywhere : the maverick science of astrobiology by David J Darling( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many people, the main question about extraterrestrial life is whether or not it exists. To much of the scientific community, however, that question has already been answered: It does. And it's probably within our own solar system." "The scientists who believe in extraterrestrial life are staking their careers, research funds, and prestige that they're right. Institutions are doing so as well - NASA has its Institute of Astrobiology, the University of Washington its Department of Astrobiology. Their high-stakes gamble is giving rise to a new science of life on other worlds." "The discovery of life on other planets will be one of the great turning points in human history. Life Everywhere tells why many scientists think that discovery is inevitable, and what they think we will learn from it."--Jacket
The universal book of mathematics : from Abracadabra to Zeno's paradoxes by David J Darling( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference book on mathematics
The complete book of spaceflight : from Apollo 1 to zero gravity by David J Darling( )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information about the history and principles of spaceflight, covering topics including manned and unmanned missions, fictional portrayals of space journeys, and ideas for future interplanetary missions
The universal book of astronomy from the Andromeda Galaxy to the zone of avoidance by David J Darling( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of astronomy
Gravity's arc : the story of gravity, from Aristotle to Einstein and beyond by David J Darling( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a history of the nature, analysis, and investigation of gravity by such figures as Aristotle, Cpernicus, Kepler, Newton, and Einstein
Deep time by David J Darling( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What would it be like to see the whole history of the universe, from the moment of creation to the farthest future? Deep Time shows us - through the eyes of a single particle that emerges from the fires of genesis then journeys across countless billions of years to glimpse the ultimate fate of the cosmos
Teleportation : the impossible leap by David J Darling( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative, entertaining examination of the ultimate thrill ride. Until recently the stuff of sci-fi fiction and Star Trek reruns, teleportation has become a reality-for subatomic particles at least. In this eye-opening book, science author David Darling follows the remarkable evolution of teleportation, visiting the key labs that have cradled this cutting-edge science and relating the all-too-human stories behind its birth. He ties in the fast emerging fields of cryptography and quantum computing, tackles some thorny philosophical questions (for instance, can a soul be teleported?), and asks when and how humans may be able to "beam up."
Equations of eternity : speculations on consciousness, meaning, and the mathematical rules that orchestrate the cosmos by David J Darling( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darling deals with such questions as: How and when did human intelligence evolve? Is it possible that consciousness will exist after the body has been rendered obsolete?
Comets, meteors, and asteroids : rocks in space by David J Darling( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the origins, characteristics, and behavior of comets, meteors, and the largest of the space rocks, asteroids
The planets : the next frontier by David J Darling( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how each of the planets was most likely formed, and presents information on what makes each planet so unique
Weird math : a teenage genius & his teacher reveal the strange connections between math & everyday life by David J Darling( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone has stared at the crumpled page of a math assignment and wondered, where on Earth will I ever use this? It turns out, Earth is precisely the place. As teen math prodigy Agnijo Banerjee and his teacher David Darling reveal, complex math surrounds us. If we think long enough about the universe, we're left not with material stuff, but a ghostly and beautiful set of equations. Packed with puzzles and paradoxes, mind-bending concepts, and surprising solutions, Weird Math leads us from a lyrical exploration of mathematics in our universe to profound questions about God, chance, and infinity. A magical introduction to the mysteries of math, it will entrance beginners and seasoned mathematicians alike
Diana, the people's princess by David J Darling( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief illustrated biography of the Princess of Wales
The moon : a spaceflight away by David J Darling( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the evolution of knowledge about the moon, from the invention of the telescope to the landing of the Apollo astronauts
We are not alone : why we have already found extraterrestrial life by Dirk Schulze-Makuch( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We Are Not Alone boldly argues that extraterrestrial life is astrobiological fact. Far from existing light-years away in the outer reaches of space, it's on our very doorstep. For persuasive evidence of microbial life, we need look no further than our celestial neighbour, Mars. Expertly probing the latest scientific research, including from the Phoenix probe in 2008, this groundbreaking book provides compelling reasons to believe that extraterrestrial life is rife in the Solar System and beyond."--Publisher's description
The sun : our neighborhood star by David J Darling( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in Undetermined and English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains what the sun is and how it produces such enormous amounts of energy
The rocket man : and other extraordinary characters in the history of flight by David J Darling( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wonder of flight has long captured the human imagination. In this beguiling history-ranging from the first aircraft to astronauts and beyond-David Darling tells the stories of the colorful adventurers whose wonder has translated into bizarre contraptions, magnificent achievements and, sometimes, startling folly. Discover outrageous attempts to fly like a bird and the secret military planes that never made it off the ground - including the "flying pancake" and the plane with thirty wings. Meet Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, before disappearing without trace over the Pacific Ocean; the real "X-Men" who flew the supersonic experimental "X-planes" for the US Air Force; stuntman Lincoln Beachey, looping-the-loop in a pinstripe suit; and, of course, The Rocket Man himself: Yves Rossy, who was the first person to cross the English Channel with the aid of a jet-pack. Eccentric and imaginative, reckless and resourceful-Darling's daring cast of dreamers is guaranteed to entertain and inspire
The stars : from birth to black hole by David J Darling( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the formation, life, and destruction of stars and includes an imaginary spaceship ride through many galaxies to view the Milky Way and other star clusters
Where are we going in space? by David J Darling( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of space exploration describing the kinds of artificial satellites and their uses
The galaxies : cities of stars by David J Darling( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains what galaxies are, how they were formed, and the types of galaxies
Soul search : a scientist explores the afterlife by David J Darling( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when we die? Does everything we are just stop? Is consciousness lost forever? Or does some vital spark inside us, a spirit or a soul, live on? We find it almost impossible to think about not having a mind, of our awareness being snuffed out like a candle. Yet the stark fact is that within a century or so, everyone alive today - all six billion of us - will be dead
 
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The universal book of astronomy from the Andromeda Galaxy to the zone of avoidance
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The universal book of mathematics : from Abracadabra to Zeno's paradoxesThe complete book of spaceflight : from Apollo 1 to zero gravityThe universal book of astronomy from the Andromeda Galaxy to the zone of avoidanceGravity's arc : the story of gravity, from Aristotle to Einstein and beyondTeleportation : the impossible leapEquations of eternity : speculations on consciousness, meaning, and the mathematical rules that orchestrate the cosmosWe are not alone : why we have already found extraterrestrial life
Alternative Names
Darling, David.

Darling, David 1953-

Darling, David J.

Darling, David J. 1953-

David Darling englischer Astronom und ein freischaffender wissenschaftlicher Autor

David J. Darling Astronome et écrivain anglais.

David J. Darling Brits astronoom

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달링, 데이비드

ダーリング, デヴィッド

ダーリング, デービッド

Languages
English (122)

Italian (5)

Japanese (3)

Polish (1)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)