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Stannard, Russell

Overview
Works: 132 works in 399 publications in 14 languages and 13,177 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Miscellanea  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author, Adapter, Host, Editor, Other, Commentator
Classifications: Q175, 215
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Most widely held works by Russell Stannard
The end of discovery by Russell Stannard( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many scientists make extravagant claims as to the scope and power of scientific thinking, claiming that ultimately it will provide a complete understanding of everything. But Russell Stannard, himself an eminent high-energy physicist, strongly disagrees with this grandiose claim. Indeed, in The End of Discovery, Stannard argues that eventually - perhaps in a few decades, perhaps in a few centuries - fundamental science will reach the limit of what it can explain. On that day, the scientific age, like the stone age and the iron age before it, will come to an end. To highlight the boundaries of scientific understanding, Stannard takes readers on an engaging tour of some of the deepest questions facing science today - questions to do with consciousness, free will, the nature of space, time, and matter, the existence of extraterrestrial life, and much more. For instance, from his own research field, he points out that to understand the subatomic world, scientists depend of particle accelerators, but to understand the very smallest units of nature, it has been calculated that we would need an accelerator the size of a galaxy. Clearly, unless a new approach comes along, we might never understand fully the most basic building blocks of the universe. As a scientist, Stannard remains hopeful that several of the questions addressed will one day be answered. But other puzzles will remain for all time - and we may never even realize it when we have hit an insuperable barrier in those directions. He assures us that there will always be new uses of scientific knowledge. Technology will continue. But fundamental science itself - the making of fresh discoveries as to how the world works - must ultimately grind to a halt."--Publisher's description
The new world of Mr. Tompkins : George Gamow's classic Mr. Tompkins in paperback by Russell Stannard( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The layman is introduced to modern physics when a personable bank clerk, interested in scientific matters, has fantastic adventures
Relativity : a very short introduction by Russell Stannard( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If you move at high speed, time slows down, space squashes up and you get heavier. Travel fast enough and you could weigh as much as a jumbo jet, be flattened thinner than a CD without feeling a thing-and live forever! As for the angles of a triangle, they do not always have to add up to 180 degrees. And then, of course, there are black holes. These are but a few of the extraordinary consequences of Einstein's theory of relativity. It is now over a hundred years since he made these discoveries, and yet the general public is still largely unaware of them. Filled with illuminating anecdotes and fascinating accounts of experiments, this book aims to introduce the interested lay person to the subject of relativity in a way which is accessible and engaging and at the same time scientifically rigorous. With relatively few mathematical equations--nothing more complicated than the Pythagoras's Theorem--this VSI packs a lot time into very little space, and for anyone who has felt intimidated by Einstein's groundbreaking theory, it offers the perfect place to start
The time and space of Uncle Albert by Russell Stannard( Book )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 9 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gedanken's eccentric uncle sends her into outer space in a spacecraft to help him conduct a series of experiments regarding the law of relativity as it affects time and space
The God experiment : can science prove the existence of God? by Russell Stannard( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Down the centuries there have been various attempts to prove the existence of God, and to demonstrate God's action in the world. Russell Stannard, the distinguished physicist and author, looks at what modern science can bring to the discussion. Are the difficulties of "knowing " God the same difficulties physicists now confront in "knowing" the physical world?
Our universe : a guide to what's out there by Russell Stannard( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and French and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a tour of the solar system, discusses stars and galaxies, and describes the Big Bang
God for the 21st century by Russell Stannard( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Korean and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a collection by essays of scientists and religious leaders, this book presents a challenging understanding of God and of God's interaction with the world and with ourselves
Science and the renewal of belief by Russell Stannard( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Uncle Albert and the quantum quest by Russell Stannard( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last of three adventures of Uncle Albert, the famous scientist and his niece Gedanken, who drinks from a magic bottle which shrinks her into the world of quarks and electrons
Grounds for reasonable belief by Russell Stannard( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and wonders by Russell Stannard( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ask Uncle Albert : 100 1/2 tricky science questions answered by Russell Stannard( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in Italian and English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here I am! by Russell Stannard( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his personal computer is taken over by the Great Hacker in the Sky, Sam is forced to rethink his views on religion
Science & belief : the big issues by Russell Stannard( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The arguments behind the key issues of science and belief are presented here in a simple and impartial way to enable readers to make their own informed decisions on what they believe"--Publisher
Le nouveau monde de M. Tompkins le célèbre M. Tompkins by Russell Stannard( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprise des aventures de Monsieur Tompkins, personnage emblématique de la vulgarisation scientifique des années 1950, créé par G. Gamow. Il explore cette fois-ci les confins de l'univers, l'infiniment petit comme l'infiniment grand
The curious history of God by Russell Stannard( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores different ways in which the Bible portrays God and shows how people's understanding of God has changed and developed over the course of history
Dr Dyer's Academy by Russell Stannard( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Www.Here-I-am by Russell Stannard( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a computer, a teenager who thought religion was only for children meets someone claiming to be God, and begins discussing the Bible and how it relates to scientific knowledge and everyday life. Includes "Things to think about" for each chapter
Virtutopia by Russell Stannard( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientist Theodore Birkin has invented a new form of virtual reality called Virtutopia. With the aid of a special cybersuit which links into all human senses, anyone can create any world they choose. Scott and Lucie set out to explore Virtutopia for themselves but quickly discover designing the ideal world is a complicated business. Suggested level: intermediate
Met Sterre op reis door ruimte en tijd by Russell Stannard( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sterre heeft een bijzondere oom; hij legt haar uit hoe ruimte, tijd en materialen werken. Vanaf ca. 11 jaar
 
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The end of discovery
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Russell Stannard Brits natuurkundige

סטאנרד, ראסל

راسل ستنارد، 1931-

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The new world of Mr. Tompkins : George Gamow's classic Mr. Tompkins in paperbackRelativity : a very short introductionThe time and space of Uncle AlbertThe God experiment : can science prove the existence of God?Our universe : a guide to what's out thereGod for the 21st centuryScience and the renewal of beliefUncle Albert and the quantum quest