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Gleick, James

Works: 102 works in 584 publications in 23 languages and 22,308 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Popular works  Software 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: Q172.5.C45, 530.092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Gleick
Chaos : making a new science by James Gleick( Book )

105 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 4,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes how scientists studying the growth of complexity in nature are discovering order and pattern in chaos. He explains concepts such as nonlinearity, the Butterfly Effect, universal constants, fractals, and strange attractors, and examines the work of scientists such as Mitchell J. Feigenbaum, Edward Lorenz, and Benoit Mandelbrot
The information : a history, a theory, a flood by James Gleick( Book )

37 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the invention of scripts and alphabets to the long misunderstood "talking drums" of Africa, James Gleick tells the story of information technologies that changed the very nature of human consciousness. He also provides portraits of the key figures contributing to the inexorable development of our modern understanding of information, including Charles Babbage, Ada Byron, Samuel Morse, Alan Turing, and Claude Shannon
Genius : the life and science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 3,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A genius, a great mathematician once said, performs magic, does things that nobody else could do. To his scientific colleagues, Richard Feynman was a magician of the highest caliber. Architect of quantum theories, enfant terrible of the atomic bomb project, caustic critic of the space shuttle commission, Nobel Prize winner for work that gave physicists a new way of describing and calculating the interactions of subatomic particles, Richard Feynman left his mark on virtually every area of modern physics. Originality was his obsession. Never content with what he knew or with what others knew, Feynman ceaselessly questioned scientific truths. But there was also another side to him, one which made him a legendary figure among scientists. His curiosity moved well beyond things scientific: he taught himself how to play drums, to give massages, to write Chinese, to crack safes. In Genius, James Gleick, author of the acclaimed best-seller Chaos, shows us a Feynman few have seen. He penetrates beyond the gleeful showman depicted in Feynman's own memoirs and reveals a darker Feynman: his ambition, his periods of despair and uncertainty, his intense emotional nature. From his childhood on the beaches and backlots of Far Rockaway and his first tinkering with radios and differential equations to the machine shops at MIT and the early theoretical work at Princeton - work that foreshadowed his famous notion of antiparticles traveling backward in time - to the tragic death of his wife while he was working at Los Alamos, Genius shows how one scientist's vision was formed. As that vision crystallized in work that reinvented quantum mechanics, we see Feynman's impact on the elite particle-physics community, and how Feynman grew to be at odds with the very community that idolized him. Finally, Gleick explores the nature of genius, our obsession with it and why the very idea may belong to another time. Genius records the life of a scientist who has forever changed science - and changed what it means to know something in this uncertain century
Isaac Newton by James Gleick( Book )

54 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 2,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of one of the world's greatest scientific minds traces the evolution of Isaac Newton's scientific thought, from his early years at Cambridge University through his critical contributions to the history of science
Faster : the acceleration of just about everything by James Gleick( Book )

49 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 2,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We have become a quick-reflexed, multi-tasking, channel-flipping, fast-forwarding species. We don't completely understand it, and we're not altogether happy about it. Faster, is a mirror held up to our times and a mordant reminder of why some things take time."
Nature's chaos by Eliot Porter( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs by Eliot Porter
What just happened : a chronicle from the information frontier by James Gleick( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how technology has transformed the modern world through a series of essays that examime recent technological developments, the hype surrounding the electronic world, and the implications and opportunities of technology
The information [a history, a theory, a flood] by James Gleick( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Gleick chronicles the history of information technologies that have changed human behaviors and reshaped entire civilizations
The Best American science writing 2000( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first volume in this annual series of the best science writing by Americans ... selected by bestselling author James Gleick," series editor, Jesse Cohen.--Cover
La Théorie du chaos : vers une nouvelle science by James Gleick( Book )

74 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 15 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un nouvel ordre surgit souvent du désordre. Un ouvrage de vulgarisation démontrant que tout est lié dans l'Univers et que le chaos, gouverné par un ordre dynamique, peut expliquer certains phénomènes naturels
Isaac Newton by James Gleick( Recording )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Gleick has long been fascinated by the making of science-- how ideas order visible appearances, how equations can give meaning to molecular and stellar phenomena, how theories can transform what we see. In Chaos, he chronicled the emergence of a new way of looking at dynamic systems; in Genius, he portrayed the wondrous dimensions of Richard Feynman's mind. Now, in Isaac Newton, he gives us the story of the scientist who, above all others, embodied humanity's quest to unveil the hidden forces that constitute the physical world. In this original, sweeping, and intimate biography, Gleick moves between a comprehensive historical portrait and a dramatic focus on Newton's significant letters and unpublished notebooks to illuminate the real importance of his work in physics, in optics, and in calculus. He makes us see the old intuitive, alchemical universe out of which Newton's mathematics first arose and shows us how Newton's ideas have altered all forms of understanding from history to philosophy. And he gives us a moving account of the conflicting impulses that pulled at this man's heart: his quiet longings, his rage, his secrecy, the extraordinary subtleties of a personality that were mirrored in the invisible forces he first identified as the building blocks of science. More than biography, more than history, more than science, Isaac Newton tells us how, through the mind of one man, we have come to know our place in the cosmos"--Book description
Genius : Richard Feynman and modern physics by James Gleick( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a brilliant interweaving of Richard Feynman's colourful life and a detailed and accessible account of his theories and experiments - nearly half a century of which amount to no less than the story of modern physics itself
Faster the acceleration of just about everything by James Gleick( Recording )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delivers a brisk volley of observations on how microchips, media, and economics, among other things, have accelerated the pace of everyday experience over the course of the manic 20th century
Faster by James Gleick( Recording )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a study of the human fascination with time from a psychological, biological, and cultural perspective, tracing the development of measuring time and exploring ways in which we try to stretch our allotted time
Chaos by James Gleick( Recording )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaos records the birth of a new science, one that offers way of seeing order and patterns where formerly only the random, the erratic, the unpredictable - in short, the chaotic - had been observed. Gleick chronicles the history of the first years of the study partly by focusing on the scientists themselves - revealing their conflicts, frustrations, emotions and moments of revelation. As for chaos theory itself, Gleick explains the thought processes and investigative techniques that researchers bring to bear on chaos problems in this accessible work
Chaos - die Ordnung des Universums : Vorstoss in Grenzbereiche der modernen Physik by James Gleick( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Chaosphysik nach den beiden naturwissenschaftlichen Revolutionen unseres Jahrhunderts - Relativitätstheorie und Quantenmechanik - die neueste Disziplin der theoretischen Physik, dringt bis in die verborgensten Bereiche der Wissenschaften vor: in die Ordnung von Turbulenzen, Konfusionen und eher zufälligen Gesetzmäiqkeiten. (Quelle:
Genius the life and science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick( Recording )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the national bestseller Chaos comes an outstanding biography of one of the most dazzling and flamboyant scientists of the 20th century that "not only paints a highly attractive portrait of Feynman but also ... makes for a stimulating adventure in the annals of science" (The New York Times). 16 pages of photos. From the Trade Paperback edition
Hun dun : bu ce feng yun de bei hou by James Gleick( Book )

8 editions published between 1930 and 2001 in Chinese and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What just happened a chronicle from the information frontier by James Gleick( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a collection of previously published pieces, the author muses on the Internet revolution that has taken place all around us. From the foibles and ambitions of Microsoft, which he predicted would come to take over the world years before it became obvious to the rest of us, to the futuristic possibilities of mobile networked computing, Gleick gives us a gradual and inexorable account of the way computers have come to pervade our lives
Die Information : Geschichte, Theorie, Flut by James Gleick( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blut, Treibstoff, Lebensprinzip - in seinem furiosen Buch erzählt Bestsellerautor James Gleick, wie die Information zum Kernstück unserer heutigen Zivilisation wurde. Beginnend bei den Wörtern, den "sprechenden" Trommeln in Afrika, über das Morsealphabet und bis hin zur Internetrevolution beleuchtet er, wie die Übermittlung von Informationen die Gesellschaften prägten und veränderten. Gleick erläutert die Theorien, die sich mit dem Codieren und Decodieren, der Übermittlung von Inhalten und dem Verbreiten der Myriaden von Botschaften beschäftigen. Er stellt die bekannten und unbekannten Pioniere der Informationsgesellschaft vor: Claude Shannon, Norbert Wiener, Ada Byron, Alan Turing und andere. Er bietet dem Leser neue Einblicke in die Mechanismen des Informationsaustausches. So lernt dieser etwa die sich selbst replizierende Meme kennen, die "DNA" der Informationen. Sein Buch ermöglicht ein neues Verständnis von Musik, Quantenmechanik - und eine gänzlich neue Sicht auf die faszinierende Welt der Informationen
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The information : a history, a theory, a flood
Alternative Names
Gleick, J.

James Gleick Amerikaans schrijver

James Gleick amerikansk frfattare

James Gleick amerikansk skribent

James Gleick US-amerikanischer Autor, Journalist und Essayist

Глейк, Джеймс 1954-

גליק, ג׳יימס. תגרי, אהוד

גליק, ג'יימס 1954-

גליק, ג'מס 1954-

جايمس جليك

جلايك، جيمس، 1954-

جيمس جليك، 1954-

جیمز گلیک نویسنده آمریکایی

غليك، جايمس، 1954-

グリック, ジェイムズ

ジェイムズ・グリック アメリカ合衆国の作家、ジャーナリスト

The information : a history, a theory, a floodGenius : the life and science of Richard FeynmanIsaac NewtonFaster : the acceleration of just about everythingNature's chaosWhat just happened : a chronicle from the information frontierThe information [a history, a theory, a flood]The Best American science writing 2000