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Sabbagh, Karl

Works: 305 works in 647 publications in 4 languages and 10,300 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Drama 
Roles: Author, Producer, Author of screenplay, Director
Classifications: QA246, 690
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Karl Sabbagh
Most widely held works by Karl Sabbagh
Skyscraper by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 913 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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 910 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
Remembering our childhood : how memory betrays us by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 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 )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 652 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
21st century jet : the making and marketing of the Boeing 777 by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magic or medicine? : an investigation of healing & healers by Rob Buckman( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 587 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
Aging( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program covers the physical process of aging, examining the various body systems to see how and why they change as they age. It also shows that not all the changes in older people are inevitable and that some changes in the aging body can be slowed down or reversed."
Power into art by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 207 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 )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its inception by Bernard Riemann in 1859, every pure mathematician has longed for a proof for the Riemann hypothesis. Riemann's hypothesis seeks to explain where every single prime number to infinity will occur. This is the story of the quest for the solution
The hair of the dog and other scientific surprises by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Russian and held by 155 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?
The living body by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skin and senses - Eyes - Ears - Eating - Muscles - Breathing - Heart - New lifef_
A Rum affair : a true story of botanical fraud by Karl Sabbagh( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1940s, the eminent British botanist John Heslop Harrison proposed a controversial theory: Species of plants on the islands off the west coast of Scotland, he said, had survived the last Ice Age. His premise flew in the face of evidence that the last advance of the ice sheets extended well south of mainland Scotland, but he said he had proofthe plants and grasses found on the Isle of Rumthat would make his name in the scientific world. Harrison didn't anticipate, however, the tenacious John Raven, an amateur botanist who boldly questioned whether these grasses were truly indigenous to the area, or whether they had been transported there and planted. What seems at first a minor infringement of academic honesty soon becomes an enthralling tale of rival scientists and fraudulent science, a skillful whodunit that, in the hands of the talented Sabbagh, joins the ranks of the best narrative nonfiction
Skyscraper by Karl Sabbagh( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 90 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
Off the verandah by Bruce Dakowski( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 84 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
Fieldwork - Sir Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929) by André Singer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 76 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. With the help of local telegraph operator Frank Gillen, their work influenced modern methods of fieldwork
Internal defenses by Karl Sabbagh( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the human body responds when the whole body is attacked by bacteria or viruses. Explores the role 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
Water by Karl Sabbagh( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 71 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
Copper and diamond( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 63 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
21st century jet : the building of the 777( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this program, Dominic Fonti observes the effects of stress tests on a mock-up of the Worldwide Plaza exterior wall; laborers begin building the skyscraper's frame and pouring its floors; William Zeckendorf's staff deals with design changes demanded by future tenant Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, which alters the schedule and budget of the entire project; and the architects and developers go head to head over the color of the structure's exterior bricks. A trip to Glen-Gery Brick, based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, demonstrates how the nearly 1.25 million bricks needed for the glass-and-masonry tower are manufactured"--Producer
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The Riemann hypothesis : the greatest unsolved problem in mathematics
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Karl Sabbagh British writer

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The Riemann hypothesis : the greatest unsolved problem in mathematicsRemembering our childhood : how memory betrays usA Rum affair : a true story of botanical fraud21st century jet : the making and marketing of the Boeing 777Magic or medicine? : an investigation of healing & healersPower into artDr. Riemann's zerosThe hair of the dog and other scientific surprisesA Rum affair : a true story of botanical fraud