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Kanigel, Robert

Overview
Works: 34 works in 228 publications in 13 languages and 8,904 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QA29.R3, B
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Most widely held works about Robert Kanigel
 
Most widely held works by Robert Kanigel
The man who knew infinity : a life of the genius, Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel( Book )

51 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Thai and held by 2,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of one of the most innovative mathematicians of all time traces the rise of Srinivasa Ramanujan from his days as a clerk to his collaboration with one of England's greatest mathematicians
The one best way : Frederick Winslow Taylor and the enigma of efficiency by Robert Kanigel( Book )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To organized labor, Taylor was a slave-driver. To the bosses, he was an eccentric who raised wages while ruling the factory floor with a stopwatch. To himself, he was a misunderstood visionary who, under the banner of Science, would confer prosperity on all and abolish the old class hatreds. To millions today who feel they give up too much to their jobs, Taylor is the source of that fierce, unholy obsession with "efficiency" that marks modern life. The assembly line; the layout of our kitchens; the ways our libraries, fastfood restaurants, and even our churches are organized all owe much to this driven man, who broke every job into its parts, sliced and trimmed and timed them, and remolded what was left into the work of the twentieth century
Eyes on the street : the life of Jane Jacobs by Robert Kanigel( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first full-scale biography of Jane Jacobs, the irrepressible woman who with her book The Death and Life of American Cities, and others that followed, so profoundly changed the way we think about and live in cities that, to this day, her influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning, or in any conversation about what cities mean to us. Jacobs is brought to life here by Robert Kanigel, the writer who introduced us to Indian mathematician Ramanujan and to industrialist Fredrick Winslow Taylor. Based on new sources and interviews, as well as on archival letters and other material, this is a revelation of the phenomenal woman, who, while raising three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books; saved neighborhoods; was arrested twice; and engaged--at home, on the podium, and on the streets--in thousands of impassioned debates, all of which, it could seem, she won. Here is the girl who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing and observational skills at Architectural Forum, Fortune, and other magazines, while amassing the knowledge and contacts she would draw upon to write her most famous book. We accompany her on New York's streets as she forms her opinions about what makes a city grow or fail, and meet the architects and planners and power brokers she battled with so vigorously. Each of her books and its reception are thoroughly discussed. Here, too, is the activist who helped lead ultimately successful protests against Robert Moses's proposed expressway that would have cut off her beloved Greenwich Village; and who, in order to keep her sons out of the Vietnam War, moved to Canada, where she applied her ideas about what made cities thrive to a new setting, becoming as well known and admired there as she was in the United States. Eyes on the Street--Jacobs's phrase for the vital human presence in a healthy neighborhood--is a penetrating, engaging portrait of a woman of fearless spirit and intellect whose every action and thought was often unexpected, always original and, ultimately, of lasting importance.--Adapted from dust jacket
Faux real : genuine leather and 200 years of inspired fakes by Robert Kanigel( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Leatherette to Naugahyde, men and women have devoted enormous energy to making fake leather seem real. Faux Real explores this borderland of the almost-real, the ersatz, and the fake, illuminating a centuries-old culture war between the authentic and the imitative
On an Irish island by Robert Kanigel( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a tribute to Ireland's Great Blasket Island and the people it has influenced, examining how its seaside culture was nearly untouched by time throughout the first half of the twentieth century
Apprentice to genius : the making of a scientific dynasty by Robert Kanigel( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the "genealogy of scientific relationships" -- how scientists are connected as mentors and students. In particular, Kanigel profiles one "dynasty" of four scientific achievers, beginning with Steve Brodie, who is known as the father of drug metabolism. One of these scientists received a Nobel prize, and all four received nominations
Vintage reading : from Plato to Bradbury : a personal tour of some of the world's best books by Robert Kanigel( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this compilation of newspaper columns of the same title, Kanigel offers his reviews of eighty books, thirty-three of which are fiction, the rest nonfiction
High season : how one French Riviera town has seduced travelers for two thousand years by Robert Kanigel( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Mediterranean city and its long history of tourism
The man who knew infinity : a life of the genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1913, a young, unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G. H. Hardy, begging that pre-eminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Hardy, realizing the letter was the work of a genius, arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most remarkable collaborations ever chronicled. Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and teeming slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University, where the devout Hindu Ramanujan, "the Prince of Intuition," tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy, "the Apostle of Proof." In time, Ramanujan's creative intensity took its toll: he died at the age of thirty-two, but left behind a magical and inspired legacy that today is still being plumbed for its secrets
Der das Unendliche kannte : das Leben des genialen Mathematikers Srinivasa Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the preeminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realizing the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled. With a passion for rich and evocative detail, Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University, where the devout Hindu Ramanujan, 'the Prince of Intuition, ' tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy, 'the Apostle of Proof.' In time, Ramanujan's creative intensity took its toll: he died at the age of thirty-two and left behind a magical and inspired legacy that is still being plumbed for its secrets today
High season in Nice by Robert Kanigel( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who knew infinity by Dev Patel( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografische film over de Indiase wiskundige Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920)
Eyes on the street : the life of Jane Jacobs by Robert Kanigel( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first major biography of the irrepressible woman who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning to this day. Eyes on the Street is a revelation of the phenomenal woman who raised three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways, was arrested twice, and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debates--all of which she won. Here is the child who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing skills at Iron Age, Architectural Forum, Fortune, and other outlets, while amassing the knowledge she would draw upon to write her most famous book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Here, too, is the activist who helped lead an ultimately successful protest against Robert Moses's proposed expressway through her beloved Greenwich Village; and who, in order to keep her sons out of the Vietnam War, moved to Canada, where she became as well known and admired as she was in the United States.From the Hardcover edition
L'homme qui défiait l'infini = he man who knew infinity by Matthew Brown( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1913. Modeste fonctionnaire de l'administration indienne, Srinivasa Ramanujan décide d'écrire à Godfrey H. Hardy, l'un des plus célèbres mathématiciens de l'époque. Ce dernier, étonné par le talent spectaculaire de Ramanujan, décide de le faire venir en Angleterre. Il débarque à Oxford et va devoir prouver aux plus grands mathématiciens de l'histoire, la véracité de ses recherches. (source : dos de la jaquette)
L'uomo che vide l'infinito( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in Multiple languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India Coloniale, 1912, il giovane matematico autodidatta Ramanujan (Dev Patel) decide di inviare a un illustre professore inglese, G.H. Hardy, le sue recenti scoperte. Fermo e ostinato nel suo lavoro, dopo l'invito di Hardy (un Jeremy Irons che riconferma il suo perenne stato di grazia) al rinomato Trinity College di Cambridge, Ramanujan parte per l'Inghilterra contro il volere della madre, lasciando la sua terra e il suo amore, la moglie Janaki. (Mymovies)
L'uomo che vide l'infinito by Robert Kanigel( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who knew infinity die Poesie des Unendlichen( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Inder Srinivasa Ramanujan hat kein Geld, um sich einen einfachen Start ins Leben zu ermöglichen. Aber er hat ein Kapital, das man sich nicht kaufen kann: seinen brillanten Verstand. Während des Ersten Weltkriegs gelangt er so nicht nur in das britische Königreich, um an der Universität von Cambridge studieren zu können, er entwickelt sich auch zu einem Mathegenie. Und so wird sein Geist zu einem Werkzeug, mit dem er sein Leben gestalten kann
El hombre que conocía el infinito( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narra la historia de Srinivasa Ramanujan, un matemático indio que hizo importantes contribuciones al mundo de las matemáticas como la teoría de los números, las series y las fracciones continuas. Con su arduo trabajo, Srinivasa consiguió entrar en la Universidad de Cambridge durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, donde continuó trabajando en sus teorías con la ayuda del profesor británico G. H. Hardy, a pesar de todos los impedimentos que su origen indio suponían para los estándares sociales de aquella época
Stopwatch by Fred Mann( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives a detailed description of Frederick Winslow Taylor's time-study approach to efficient work/production and how this approach has influenced modern work practices
Shi cong tian cai : yi ge ke xue wang chao de jue qi by Robert Kanigel( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu bu jin rang wo men kan dao guan nian de zheng zhi, shi yan de cheng bai, dui shi ye you guan xi de kao yan, xue shu rong yu de de shi, er qie rang wo men jin guan suo you na xie ke xue shi jian zhi zhong de shen ke ren xing, ling lue na xie ling ren nan wang de tan suo zhe de jing li he shi ye
 
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The one best way : Frederick Winslow Taylor and the enigma of efficiency
Alternative Names
Kanigel, R.

Kanigel, Rob

Robert Kanigel Amerikaans biograaf

Robert Kanigel biographe et écrivain scientifique américain

Robert Kanigel Biographer and science writer

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The one best way : Frederick Winslow Taylor and the enigma of efficiencyFaux real : genuine leather and 200 years of inspired fakesApprentice to genius : the making of a scientific dynastyVintage reading : from Plato to Bradbury : a personal tour of some of the world's best booksHigh season : how one French Riviera town has seduced travelers for two thousand yearsThe man who knew infinity : a life of the genius RamanujanHigh season in Nice