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Gleick, James

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Works: 110 works in 709 publications in 23 languages and 23,887 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Popular works  Software 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor
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Chaos : making a new science by James Gleick( Book )

217 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 5,328 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 )

42 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,374 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 )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 2,923 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"--Jacket
Isaac Newton by James Gleick( Book )

60 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,738 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 )

51 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 2,231 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."
Time travel : a history by James Gleick( Book )

18 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H.G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological--the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture--from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future
What just happened : a chronicle from the information frontier by James Gleick( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Dutch and held by 711 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 )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 527 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 by James Gleick( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 461 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 )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 358 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
Faster : the acceleration of just about everything by James Gleick( Recording )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 300 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
Time travel : a history by James Gleick( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gleick's story begins at the turn of the twentieth century with the young H.G. Wells writing and rewriting the fantastic tale that became his first book, an international sensation, The Time Machine. A host of forces were converging to transmute the human understanding of time, some philosophical and some technological--the electric telegraph, the steam railroad, the discovery of buried civilizations, and the perfection of clocks. Gleick tracks the evolution of time travel as an idea in the culture--from Marcel Proust to Doctor Who, from Woody Allen to Jorge Luis Borges. He explores the inevitable looping paradoxes and examines the porous boundary between pulp fiction and modern physics. Finally, he delves into a temporal shift that is unsettling our own moment: the instantaneous wired world, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future
Genius : Richard Feynman and modern physics by James Gleick( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 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
Chaos by James Gleick( Recording )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The book] records the birth of a new science. This new science offers a way of seeing order and pattern where formerly only the random, the erratic, the unpredictable - in short, the chaotic - had been observed ... Although highly mathematical in origin, chaos is a science of the everyday world, addressing questions every child has wondered about: how clouds form, how smoke rises, how water eddies in a stream. [This] is a history of discovery. It chronicles, in the words of scientists themselves, their conflicts and frustrations, their emotions and moments of revelation.-Back cover
Genius by James Gleick( Recording )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 115 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
Richard Feynman : Leben und Werk des genialen Physikers by James Gleick( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 79 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
L'information : l'histoire, la théorie, le déluge by James Gleick( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4e de couv. : Cette histoire commence en des temps où, à peine née, chaque pensée, chaque parole, s'évanouissait à jamais. N'échappaient à ce sort que quelques récits transmis oralement, de génération en génération. L'invention de l'écriture, nous dit James Gleick, fut la première révolution de l'information. En permettant de "revenir sur les mots de la veille", de structurer la réflexion, elle changea la conscience humaine. La seconde révolution de l'information est celle que nous vivons aujourd'hui : commencée avec le télégraphe, le téléphone, passée par l'électricité et l'électronique, elle s'appelle maintenant informatique, ou numérique, elle envahit la vie quotidienne, elle bouleverse la société. Les sciences n'y échappent pas. Codes, instructions, signaux, les biologistes emploient ces mots tous les jours. L'information devient le principe de référence en sciences humaines, en biologie, en physique quantique, comme l'énergie l'a été pour la physique au XIXe et au XXe siècle. Pour se repérer dans ce nouvel univers, en comprendre les ressorts, il n'y a qu'à suivre James Gleick. Il nous conduit d'Homère aux tambours africains et à l'ordinateur. Il nous entraîne sur les pas des inventeurs Chappe, Babbage et Morse. Il nous ouvre la porte des intuitions géniales des mathématiciens Gödel, Turing et Shannon. Dans ce récit où se succèdent anecdotes et explications scientifiques, où s'entrelacent l'histoire des idées et l'histoire tout court, James Gleick, qu'on a appelé le "pape" de la Popular Science, nous donne quelques clés du monde qui nous attend
Die Information : Geschichte, Theorie, Flut by James Gleick( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 57 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
Le Génial professeur Feynman by James Gleick( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gleick, J.

Gleick, James

Gleick, James, 1954-

James Gleick Amerikaans schrijver

James Gleick amerikansk författare

James Gleick amerikansk skribent

James Gleick US-amerikanischer Autor, Journalist und Essayist

Глейк, Джеймс 1954-

גליק, ג׳יימס. תגרי, אהוד

גליק, ג'יימס

גליק, ג'יימס 1954-

גליק, ג'ימס

גליק, ג'ימס, 1954-

גליק, ג'מס 1954-

جايمس جليك

جلايك، جيمس، 1954-

جيمس جليك، 1954-

جیمز قلیک

جیمز گلیک نویسنده آمریکایی

غليك، جايمس، 1954-

글리크, 제임스 1954-

글릭, 제임스 1954-

제임스 글릭

グリック, ジェイムズ

グリック, ジェームズ

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

葛雷易克, 詹姆斯

詹姆斯·格雷克

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