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Sabbagh, Karl

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Most widely held works by Karl Sabbagh
Remembering our childhood : how memory betrays us by Karl Sabbagh( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many people claim to remember events or impressions from as young as two or even into babyhood. But how much can we trust our memories, especially those of early childhood? Do you really remember going to the seaside as a toddler that summer day and grazing your knee, or do those vivid images derive from what your aunt has often told you?" "In this book, Karl Sabbagh looks at the growing scientific understanding of the nature of memories from early childhood. Memory isn't a bank of recordings to be replayed, but rather something dynamic, in which scenes and events are reconstructed, and continually prone to shaping by other information. For young children, memory is a tool for learning, and memories from before the age of two are discarded. Whatever we may think, we simply cannot remember back to such early times. The experiments of Elizabeth Loftus and other psychologists show how unreliable our memories are, particularly those of childhood, and how easy it is for false memories to become planted in our minds." "Yet, Sabbagh points out, the implications of this work do not seem to have reached the courts. The scientific study of childhood memory was stimulated by several high-profile cases in the US and UK in the 1990s, in which individuals were imprisoned on the basis of the victim's alleged 'recovered memories' of being abused in childhood. Several of these cases subsequently collapsed, leaving families devastated and struggling to heal the wounds. Using extracts from court records and interviews with psychologists involved in the 'memory wars', Sabbagh argues passionately against forms of 'recovered memory therapy' in what has become a heated debate in psychotherapy. Above all, he pleads that when it comes to claims based on memory, the results of objective scientific enquiry must form the foundation for judgement."--Jacket
A Rum affair : a true story of botanical fraud by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious Isle of Rum is one of the Inner Hebrides situated off the west coast of Scotland. Rugged and mountainous, its brooding beauty and natural diversity attracted an eminent British botanist, John Heslop Harrison of Newcastle University, who claimed to have discovered several species of rare plants there that had never been observed within five hundred miles of the island. These discoveries helped him make his mark as one of Britain's outstanding scientists. But in A Rum Affair, Karl Sabbagh begins to question those discoveries, after stumbling onto a veiled reference in an obituary of amateur botanist John Raven, Heslop Harrison's accuser, and he soon finds himself pursuing a fifty-year-old open secret: Were the plants indigenous? If not, how did they get there? And what was Heslop Harrison's motive? Sabbagh also explores the oddly congenial relationship between accuser and accused, detailing Raven's unusual attempts to keep his discoveries secret
The Riemann hypothesis : the greatest unsolved problem in mathematics by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Riemann Hypothesis, acclaimed author Karl Sabbagh interviews some of the world-class mathematicians who spend their lives working on the hypothesis - many paying particular attention to "Riemann's zeros," a series of points that are believed to lie in a straight line, though no one can prove it - and whose approaches to meeting the challenges thrown up by the hypothesis are as diverse as their personalities."--Jacket
Skyscraper by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers insight into how architects design, engineers apply their technical know-how, and construction workers put it all together. And it goes behind the scenes, to reveal the sometimes selfish concerns of developers, community activists, politicians, and others involved. The personalities, the plans, the headaches, and the ultimate exhilaration are all here, in a dramatic story of a magnificent achievement-and the human forces that made it happen
21st century jet : the making and marketing of the Boeing 777 by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the physical processes of aging in the human body, examining the various body systems to see how and why they change with age. Discusses the changes that are unavoidable and those that can be slowed down or reversed
Power into art by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Item discribes and discusses the selection, planning and convertion of Bankside Power Station into Tate Modern. A television series of the same title was shown on Channel 4 during April 2000
Dr. Riemann's zeros by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed author Karl Sabbagh interviews some of the world-class mathematicians who spend their lives working on the hypothesis, many paying particular attention to "Riemann's zeros," a series of points that are believed to lie in a straight line, though no one can prove it, and whose approaches to meeting the challenges thrown up by the hypothesis are as diverse as their personalities
Skyscraper by Karl Sabbagh( Visual )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-scenes look at the design and construction of a New York City skyscraper, Worldwide Plaza, from a hole in the ground to a 47-story tower. Also traces the evolution of the American skyscraper during the 20th century, and speculates on the skyscraper of the future
The hair of the dog and other scientific surprises by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows that seemingly trivial queries or assumptions lead to a deeper understanding of how science works. Who would have thought that scientists would turn to the hypothesis 'all swans are white' to determine the stability of the entire universe? Or that if we choose to spend our money on other people it might make us happier?
21st century jet : the building of the 777( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the development of the Boeing 777 jet from conference room idea to first commercial flight with paying passengers
Breakdown( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows what happens to food through the entire human alimentary canal. Shows how food is dissolved in acid, how the liver and gall bladder work, and how digestion and absorption are carried out
Water! by Karl Sabbagh( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explains the crucial part water plays in the body's functioning and examines the system for maintaining sufficient levels of hydration. Drinking, sweating, and breathing are covered. The urinary tract is analyzed in detail, with particular attention given to the functioning of the kidneys
Off the verandah by Bruce Dakowski( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the work of Bronislaw Malinowski, who studied the people of the Trobriands, a group of Pacific Islands, altering the idea that native peoples were primitive savages
Internal defenses by Karl Sabbagh( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second of two programs about the body's defense mechanisms. This program deals with events when the entire body is under attack - when bacteria or viruses invade the whole system. It examines the roles of the spleen, the lymphatic system, and white blood cells, and explains the body's production of antibodies. Using the common cold as an example, it demonstrates the sequence from viral attack to recovery
A Rum affair by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1940s, the distinguished professor of botany J. W. Heslop Harrison announced the discovery of rare plants on the Isle of Rum in the Hebrides. For the professor's botanical colleagues it was the last straw. It was the latest in a series of discoveries by the professor that had generated increasing suspicion over the years, with many botanists believing that the professor faked his discoveries to enhance his reputation." "Something had to be done to settle the matter, and a young Cambridge don managed to infiltrate one of the professor's expeditions to the island. The report he wrote after that visit was stark and shocking - on the basis of a detailed investigation of the alleged 'discoveries', the don accused the professor of systematic and persistent faking of his results."--BOOK JACKET
Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer : Fieldwork( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the career of Walter Baldwin Spencer, whose studies of the Australian aborigines showed them to be a people with an extremely complex and subtle, rather than primitive, culture
Copper and diamond( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys to Canada for a glimpse into the lives of some of Worldwide Plaza's ironworkers, Mohawks who live on a reservation near Montreal. The project faces delays when a problem with the complicated roof design means the copper panels must be hoisted by hand and the floor reinforced to support the weight of the building mechanical systems. Also shows how a sophisticated elevator system will be installed
Life Under pressure by Karl Sabbagh( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the journey of a red blood cell around the human circulatory system to discover the efficiency and elegance of design that delivers oxygen and food to all parts of the body and removes wastes before they can do harm
Strangers abroad : pioneers of social anthropology( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the lives and careers of Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer, Franz Boas, William Rivers, Bronislaw Malinowski, Margaret Mead, and Sir Edward Evans-Pritchard
 
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Remembering our childhood : how memory betrays us
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A Rum affair : a true story of botanical fraudThe Riemann hypothesis : the greatest unsolved problem in mathematicsSkyscraper21st century jet : the making and marketing of the Boeing 777Power into artDr. Riemann's zerosThe hair of the dog and other scientific surprisesA Rum affair
Alternative Names
Karl Sabbagh Brits schrijver

Karl Sabbagh écrivain britannique

קארל סבאג

קארל סבאג סופר בריטי

صباغ، كارل عيسى

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English (231)

Spanish (5)

Arabic (1)

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