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Gleick, James

Overview
Works: 148 works in 523 publications in 6 languages and 22,200 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Popular works 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Collaborator
Classifications: Q172.5.C45, 530.092
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Most widely held works by James Gleick
Chaos : making a new science by James Gleick ( Book )
77 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 4,805 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 )
30 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 3,510 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 )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 3,120 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 )
31 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,612 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 )
27 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,347 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 )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Photographs by Eliot Porter
What just happened : a chronicle from the information frontier by James Gleick ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 843 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 )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 603 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 521 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
Isaac Newton by James Gleick ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 355 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
La Théorie du chaos : vers une nouvelle science by James Gleick ( Book )
18 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in French and English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un nouvel ordre surgit souvent du désordre. Un ouvrage de vulgarisation destiné au grand public, qui montre que tout est lié dans l'Univers
Genius : Richard Feynman and modern physics by James Gleick ( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 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 )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 185 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 165 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 making a new science by James Gleick ( )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The blockbuster modern science classic that introduced the butterfly effect to the world—even more relevant two decades after it became an international sensation For centuries, scientific thought was focused on bringing order to the natural world. But even as relativity and quantum mechanics undermined that rigid certainty in the first half of the twentieth century, the scientific community clung to the idea that any system, no matter how complex, could be reduced to a simple pattern. In the 1960s, a small group of radical thinkers began to take that notion apart, placing new importance on the tiny experimental irregularities that scientists had long learned to ignore. Miniscule differences in data, they said, would eventually produce massive ones—and complex systems like the weather, economics, and human behavior suddenly became clearer and more beautiful than they had ever been before. In this seminal work of scientific writing, James Gleick lays out a cutting edge field of science with enough grace and precision that any reader will be able to grasp the science behind the beautiful complexity of the world around us
Chaos by James Gleick ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1989 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 101 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
Chaos - die Ordnung des Universums : Vorstoss in Grenzbereiche der modernen Physik by James Gleick ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isaac Newton : un destin fabuleux by James Gleick ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Permet de comprendre comment les concepts fondamentaux qui ont permis à Newton de finalement exposer les principes de la gravitation universelle ont germé dans son esprit
What just happened a chronicle from the information frontier by James Gleick ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 65 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
Genius by James Gleick ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize, was an eccentric and perfectionist. His career touched on many areas of science: the Manhattan Project, quantum mechanics, and the Space Shuttle Commission
 
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Alternative Names
Gleick, J.
Глейк, Джеймс, 1954-
גליק, ג׳יימס. תגרי, אהוד
גליק, ג'יימס, 1954-
جلايك، جيمس، 1954-
جيمس جليك، 1954-
غليك، جايمس، 1954-
グリック, ジェイムズ
Languages
English (263)
French (21)
German (6)
Italian (2)
Chinese (1)
Spanish (1)
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