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Bortz, Fred 1944-

Overview
Works: 45 works in 110 publications in 1 language and 9,039 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: TK1365.J3, 363.17990952117
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Fred Bortz
 
Most widely held works by Fred Bortz
Meltdown! : the nuclear disaster in Japan and our energy future by Fred Bortz( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Japan. March 11, 2011. 2:46 P.M. The biggest earthquake in Japan's history-and one of the world's five most powerful since 1900-devastated the Tohoku region, 320 kilometers (200 miles) northeast of Tokyo. It triggered a huge tsunami that left crippling damage in its wake. More than 13,000 people drowned, and thousands of buildings and homes were reduced to rubble. As people assessed the damage, they made the most frightening discovery of all: the Fukushima #1 nuclear power plant was seriously damaged and three of its six reactors were heading for meltdowns. Workers tried desperately-but unsuccessfully-to save them. Explosions and fires released radioactivity into the air. Within days the Japanese government declared a 20-kilometer (12-mile) evacuation zone. The future of the plant, the long-term health of those exposed to radiation, and the effects on the environment remained uncertain. Learn more about this massive catastrophe as Dr. Fred Bortz examines both the human tragedy and the scientific implications of the nuclear meltdown. Compare this disaster to similar nuclear events in the United States and in Ukraine, and move ahead with Dr. Bortz as he explores the global debate about the future of nuclear power and alternative sources of energy."--Publisher's description
Collision course! : cosmic impacts and life on earth by Fred Bortz( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of past cosmic collisions and how people are preparing for future impacts
The electron by Fred Bortz( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the discovery of the first subatomic particle and how it revolutionized understanding of the atom in chemistry and led to the new field of electronics
Martian fossils on earth? : the story of meteorite ALH 84001 by Fred Bortz( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the study of a meteorite found in Antarctica in 1984 and why it is thought to come from Mars, examining how the scientific process works
The quark by Fred Bortz( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses quarks, fundamental particles that make up protons, neutrons, and other subatomic particles, and describes the process by which scientists came to "detect" them
Superstuff! : materials that have changed our lives by Fred Bortz( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the development of new metals, alloys, ceramics, and polymers that can conduct energy more efficiently than traditionally used materials
Catastrophe! : great engineering failure--and success by Fred Bortz( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title in the Scientific American mysteries of science series presents some spectacular engineering failures and what was learned in their aftermath
The proton by Fred Bortz( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look into the discovery of the most fundamental subatomic particle in nature, the proton, which determines why elements have different physical and chemical properties
Beyond Jupiter : the story of planetary astronomer Heidi Hammel by Fred Bortz( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the life and major accomplishments of planetary astronomer Heidi Hammel, who studies both Jupiter and Neptune
The photon by Fred Bortz( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look into the discovery of the photon, a bundle of pure energy with no mass
The neutron by Fred Bortz( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look into the discovery of the neutron, which completed our picture of the structure of the atom and enabled us to explain the existence of isotopes and understand how nuclear fission occurs
The neutrino by Fred Bortz( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how the neutrino, an almost massless subatomic particle without a charge, was discovered and helped to explain the process of radioactive decay
Seven wonders of space technology by Fred Bortz( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, we'll explore seven wonders of space technology. Scientists and engineers have built vehicles and equipment to explore the farthest reaches of the solar system. Orbiting satellites and telescopes have given us everything from more accurate weather reports to glimpses back to the beginning of the universe. International teams have built an orbiting space laboratory and are working on plans for human lunar settlements and missions to other planets. Learn about the people and the science behind these amazing advances in space technology."--Amazon.com
Techno-matter : the materials behind the marvels by Fred Bortz( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Materials science and engineering is a field so exciting and important that our grand technologies would not exist without it. Nature gives us natural resources. Materials scientists and engineers transform those resources into human-made materials. Modern examples of techno-matter include plastics, semi-conductors, superconductors, metallic alloys, ceramics, superadhesives, supermagnets and combinations of other substances that we have not yet imagined
Astrobiology by Fred Bortz( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrobiologists compare life on Earth to signs of life on other planets, study space mission photos, and listen for signals from alien civilizations. Learn all about this cool and amazing research in this fast-paced peek into future life!
Mind tools : the science of artificial intelligence by Fred Bortz( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the science of artificial intelligence including the development of the computer and its importance in day-to-day life
To the young scientist : reflections on doing and living science by Fred Bortz( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well-known scientists from a variety of fields tell how they developed an interest in science, how they got where they are today, and things to think about when considering a career in science
Physics : decade by decade by Fred Bortz( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the history of physics throughout the twentieth-century
Seven wonders of exploration technology by Fred Bortz( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes seven major developments in technology that make possible new discoveries about the universe, including undersea exploration devices, the Hubble space telescope, and the Large Hadron Collider
Charles Darwin and the theory of evolution by natural selection by Fred Bortz( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Disciplinary Core Ideas for biological evolution that include evidence of common ancestry and diversity, natural selection, and adaptation are concepts students need to grasp in Common Core State Standards. This volume explains Charles Darwin's theory of evolution through natural selection while telling how a hypothesis became not merely a theory but the foundation of an entire science. Darwin saw the importance of this theory and risked controversy and ridicule to bring it to light. Topics include the Beagle's voyage of discovery and Darwin's writings as well as the controversy over teaching evolution, creation science, and intelligent design in biology classrooms today"--Provided by the publisher
 
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Collision course! : cosmic impacts and life on earth
Alternative Names
Bortz, Alfred B.

Bortz, Fred

Bortz, Fred B.

Languages
English (57)

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The electronMartian fossils on earth? : the story of meteorite ALH 84001The quarkThe protonBeyond Jupiter : the story of planetary astronomer Heidi HammelThe photonThe neutronThe neutrino