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Levenson, Thomas

Overview
Works: 52 works in 143 publications in 2 languages and 7,886 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Popular works 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director
Classifications: QC16.E5, 530.092
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Most widely held works by Thomas Levenson
Newton and the counterfeiter : the unknown detective career of the world's greatest scientist by Thomas Levenson ( Book )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1695, Isaac Newton, already renowned as the greatest mind of his age, made a surprising career move
Ice time : climate, science, and life on earth by Thomas Levenson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A description of how climate science has evolved and how man's intervention in the environment is affecting climate. Levenson (a producer of the NOVA television series) examines discoveries which have contributed to our understanding of climate, and discusses such issues as acid rain, the greenhouse effect, deforestation, and nuclear winter
Einstein revealed ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journey into the mind of a genius-- and, with the help of some whimsical computer animation, visualize experiments only Einstein could imagine
Origins fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-dege scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (shown), Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. - Container
Einstein in Berlin by Thomas Levenson ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows eighteen years in the life of the eminent scientist, from his 1914 arrival in Berlin, through his scientific accomplishments and his role as a peacemaker following World War I, to his 1932 departure from Germany
Measure for measure : a musical history of science by Thomas Levenson ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two thousand five hundred years ago, Pythagoras discovered the musical scale and, with it, the first scientific theory of nature. Then, and for centuries after, music and science together made sense of the universe. By the twentieth century however, science stood alone, and our faith in its ability to uncover the truths of the natural world was, for a time, unshakable. In Measure for Measure, Thomas Levenson offers a compelling account of how scientific thinking developed from its Pythagorean origins to the present day. The story unfolds through the tales of both scientific instruments and musical ones: the organ, the microscope, the still, scales, Stradivari's miraculous violins and cellos, computers, electronic synthesizers - even a reconfigured animal that is mostly mouse, but a little bit human. Yet the tools that have enabled us to scrutinize nature ever more closely have also revealed to us the limitations of the scientific approach. In every age, they have provided new answers, but in the process they have rewritten he questions we thought we were asking, altering the shape and scope of scientific inquiry. What emerges is a unique portrait of science itself as an instrument, our single most powerful way of understanding the world. Levenson shows us how the virtuosos have wielded it, inspired by - and transforming - the ideas of their day. Galileo Galilei confronts the powers of the Inquisition at the moment he captures the moons of Jupiter in his telescope. Isaac Newton seeks in vain the alchemical secret of turning lead to gold - but his knowledge of the occult helps him to untangle the mysteries of gravity instead. At the edge of the future, scientists finetune such instruments as a computerized grand piano and a hand-built microscope so powerful it can see what some people believe is the physical site of memory. Yet perhaps the most important invention of modern science has been the power to countenance its own limitations - to find the point beyond which science can explain no more. And this is where Measure for Measure concludes: with the rediscovery that science, like music, is an art, not the perfect machine. We will never hear all there is to hear, see all there is to see, know all there is to know
Domes by David Macaulay ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What holds up the Astrodome? Why did the Romans leave a hole in the roof of the Pantheon? Tour the world and trace the 2000-year history of domes with award-winning author/illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay. From Houston's astrodome to Rome's St. Peter's Cathedral, to the geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller, this video introduces ingenious designers, recounts rarely told heroic stories, and reveals amazing triumphs through spectacular film footage, fascinating facts, and dramatic recreations
Mystery of the senses a Nova miniseries ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enjoy a celebration of the senses, a vivid blend of science and imagery. Savor the miracle of great cooking and eating
Mystery of the senses hearing ( Visual )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Nova program looks at the sense of taste. Travel around the world with Diane Ackerman explore the variety of taste sensations that humans have concocted
Eclipse of the century ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On July 11, 1991, anxious scientists gathered on Mauna Kea in Hawaii to view the total solar eclipse that would take place in the direct viewing path of the astronomical observatories located there. This program focuses on astronomers as they prepare to glean the most data possible from the event
Building big ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The series (five parts) introduces the courageous creators and builders and reveals the deadly disasters and personal triumphs behind these breathtaking structures
Mystery of the senses ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For centuries, poets have called the eye the window to the soul. This Nova program looks at our most magical sense and how both art and science reveal the elusive truth about sight
Mystery of the senses ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sense of touch is perhaps the most powerful of all the senses. It may also be the most suppressed, bound by strict cultural rules. This NOVA program explores the power and limits of touch
Mystery of the senses a Nova miniseries ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explore the universe of perceptions conveyed through hearing, smell, taste, touch, and vision
Albert Einstein : die Berliner Jahre 1914-1932 by Thomas Levenson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Origins ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to the earth, the cosmos - and to us? Origins is presented by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and one of the world's most popular lecturers on astronomy. Back to the Beginning turns back the clock to the beginning of time to understand how a universe conducive to life materialised from the cataclysm know as the Big Bang. Where are the Aliens? explores the latest news in the search for extraterrestial life and examines where rudimentary life might be hiding out in our solar system
The unknown detective career of the world's greatest scientist by Thomas Levenson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Already famous throughout Europe for his theories of planetary motion and gravity, Isaac Newton decided to take on the job of running the Royal Mint. And there, Newton became drawn into a battle with William Chaloner, a man who not only got away with faking His Majesty's coins, but was trying to take over the Mint itself
Pediatric hearing assessment ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The goal of this programme is to describe audiometric test methods that allow the prompt initiation of oral habilitation
Einstein by Thomas Levenson ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the personal life and discoveries of Albert Einstein through the use of his private papers and interviews with physics and science historians
Origins. fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'Origins: Where are the Aliens?,' Tyson explores such provocative questions as: would "ETs" resemble us or the creatures of science fiction? Are there "aliens" already amongst us on Planet Earth--brainy creatures whose intelligence is very different from our own? And are planets on which life can flourish rare or common in our universe"--From PBS Origins series' Web site
 
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Alternative Names
Levenson, Thomas
レヴェンソン, トマス
Languages
English (99)
German (5)
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