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Sabbagh, Karl

Works: 238 works in 582 publications in 1 language and 10,197 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Educational films  Documentary films 
Subject Headings: Palestinian Arabs 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director
Classifications: RC455.2.F35, 153.12
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Most widely held works by Karl Sabbagh
Remembering our childhood : how memory betrays us by Karl Sabbagh ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,239 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."--BOOK JACKET
Skyscraper by Karl Sabbagh ( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 966 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
The Riemann hypothesis : the greatest unsolved problem in mathematics by Karl Sabbagh ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 911 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."--BOOK JACKET
A Rum affair : a true story of botanical fraud by Karl Sabbagh ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Isle of Rum is one of the Inner Hebrides situated off the west coast of Scotland. Rugged, mountainous, and largely deserted, the island's brooding beauty and natural diversity attracted an eminent British botanist, John Heslop Harrison of Newcastle University. In the 1940s the professor announced the discovery of several species of rare plants on the island. These unusual finds helped make Heslop Harrison's mark as one of Britain's outstanding scientists, but they were also the latest in a series of discoveries that many botanists were beginning to suspect had been fabricated in order to enhance the professor's reputation."--Jacket
Magic or medicine? : an investigation of healing & healers by Rob Buckman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern medicine is one of the most successful branches of science, with a distinguished history of conquering many of the twentieth century's deadliest diseases. Yet today people are turning in record numbers to alternative therapies that have little or no scientific basis. Herbalists, homeopaths, crystal therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and countless other unconventional practitioners are enjoying thriving businesses. What accounts for this flight from reason in the face of hard evidence that medical doctors do a better job of treating disease and alleviating suffering than their alternative counterparts? In Magic or Medicine? Dr. Robert Buckman and Karl Sabbagh offer a response to this question by critically evaluating both alternative and conventional medical approaches to patient care. Drawing on some of the earliest written medical sources as well as their own investigations into current alternative therapies, the authors argue that healing has always been partly the science of clinical treatment (medicine) and partly an art (magic). Medicine may make the patient get well, but often it is magic that makes the patient feel well. With all the pressures under which they work, modern medical doctors often neglect the magic in their dealings with patients. Alternative therapists, however, frequently offer nothing but magic. Buckman and Sabbagh look closely at the claims made for both medical science and alternative treatments and discover a gap between the promises and the reality of each approach. Magic or Medicine? is a fascinating exploration of healing in the late twentieth century and vital reading for anyone concerned about the effective delivery of health care
21st century jet : the making and marketing of the Boeing 777 by Karl Sabbagh ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Power into art by Karl Sabbagh ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 200 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 )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skyscraper by Karl Sabbagh ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 164 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
The hair of the dog and other scientific surprises by Karl Sabbagh ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21st century jet the building of the 777 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the development of the Boeing 777 jet from conference room idea to first commercial flight with paying passengers
Water! by Karl Sabbagh ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 121 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
Breakdown ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 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
The living body by Karl Sabbagh ( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Skin and senses - Eyes - Ears - Eating - Muscles - Breathing - Heart - New lifef_
A Rum affair by Karl Sabbagh ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internal defenses by Karl Sabbagh ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows how the human body responds when the whole body is attacked by bacteria or viruses. Explores the roles of the spleen, the lymphatic system, white blood cells, and antibodies. Uses the common cold as an example of the response of the body to a viral attack
Messengers by Films for the Humanities (Firm) ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows how chemical messengers control and coordinate many different processes of the human body. Focuses on the role hormones play in response to a sudden emergency, the so-called fight or flight reaction
Life under pressure ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicts "the journey of a red blood cell around the 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"--Container
Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer Fieldwork ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 97 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
Strangers abroad pioneers of social anthropology ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 87 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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