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Duncan, David Ewing

Overview
Works: 32 works in 124 publications in 13 languages and 5,247 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Fiction  Calendars  Documentary films  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1995.9.S26, 529.309
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about David Ewing Duncan
 
Most widely held works by David Ewing Duncan
Calendar : humanity's epic struggle to determine a true and accurate year by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of man's effort organize time in civilizations around the world, from one of the earliest calendars made 13,000 years ago, to the atomic clock in Washington D.C. which has been the planet's official time keeper since the 1960s
Hernando de Soto : a savage quest in the Americas by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sweeping, epic biography about a man and his times, Hernando de Soto begins shortly after Columbus's first voyage to the Americas. Born around 1500, Soto left home at fourteen for Central America, where he rose through the ranks of the conquistadors to become a feared and effective captain, slave trader, and political operative. In 1531, he joined forces with Francisco Pizarro in the conquest of the Incas, leading the vanguard to Cuzco as Pizarro's second-in-command. Five years later, Soto returned to Spain with a thousand pounds of plundered treasure. In 1539, Hernando de Soto touched down in the country he called La Florida, leading a glittering, armored Renaissance-era army of 600 men on the first major exploration of North America. Obsessed with finding a second Inca empire, Soto instead encountered the Mississippians, a sophisticated culture of mound and city builders, warriors, artisans, and diplomats whose society collapsed after Soto's destructive march through their territory. Unable to find his golden country, Soto pushed his men deeper into a literal and psychological wilderness, ravaged by exhaustion, starvation, and incessant warfare with the Mississippians. He died claiming to be a god to the local Indians, and was secretly buried in the Mississippi River, which he is credited (wrongly) with discovering
The geneticist who played hoops with my DNA : --and other masterminds from the frontiers of biotech by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and Korean and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the future of human existence is literally being forged by today's genetic scientists and biotechnology leaders, the media, policymakers, ethicists, and fellow scientists alike have not been adequately communicating this tremendous potential. With the public only vaguely aware of what is happening, a new coterie of geniuses, tinkerers, tycoons, and genetic soothsayers are--for better or worse--about to alter life on earth forever. Now journalist David Ewing Duncan has written a narrative about science and personality, delving into stem cell research, cloning, bioengineering, extending life span, and genetics by telling the stories of the characters at the fulcrum of the science. Calling to mind age-old stories and myths--Prometheus, Faustus, Eve, and Frankenstein--Duncan asks the question: Can we trust these scientists?--From publisher description
Experimental man : what one man's body reveals about his future, your health, and our toxic world by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why would an arguably normal, healthy individual submit himself to hundreds of blood tests, body scans, brain scans, and other medical tests? Have his DNA, and his family's, analyzed for genetic diseases, as well as for genes that affect personality, intelligence, physical and mental abilities, and more--then publish the results for all to see? Journalist David Ewing Duncan's mission, as perhaps the most tested healthy person in history, is to discover what cutting-edge medical technology can tell him, and us, about our future health; the effects of living in a toxin-soaked world; and how genes, proteins, personal behavior, and an often-hostile environment interact within our bodies. These tests and more will soon be available to millions--but will knowing the intricate details put our minds at ease or make us paranoid? Will this information be used against us? Duncan explores these and many other questions about the nature of life in the twenty-first century.--From publisher description
The calendar : the 5000-year struggle to align the clock and the heavens - and what happened to the missing ten days by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geschiedenis van de kalender vanaf de prehistorie met nadruk op de invoering van de Gregoriaanse kalender
Residents : the perils and promise of educating young doctors by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Residents also proposes a blueprint to expand on reforms already under way in some of the nation's great academic medical centers. Amid all the abstractions and technicalities batted about by policy makers and pundits, Residents offers real insight into the root cause of our nation's health care predicament and how we might begin to fix it
Masterminds : genius, DNA, and the quest to rewrite life by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Watson, J. Craig Venter, Francis Collins, Cynthia Kenyon ... you may not know them, but you should. They are the masterminds of genetics and biotechnology who want you to live to be 150 years old, to regenerate your heart and brain, to create synthetic life. For better or worse, they are about to alter life on earth forever. Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan tells the remarkable stories of cutting-edge bioscientists, revealing their quirky, uniquely fascinating, sometimes vaguely unsettling personas as a means to understand their science and the astonishing implications of their work. This book seamlessly combines myth, biography, scholarship, and wit that poses the all-important question: Can we actually trust these masterminds'
Il calendario : l'epica lotta dell'umanità per dominare il tempo (scoprendo che ne è stato dei dieci giorni cancellati da papa Gregorio) by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Spanish and Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De kalender : op zoek naar de tijd by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Dutch and English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geschiedenis van de kalender vanaf de prehistorie met nadruk op de invoering van de Gregoriaanse kalender
Der Kalender : auf der Suche nach der richtigen Zeit by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time machine by George Pal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Á la fin de l'époque victorienne, le scientifique H.G. Wells fabrique une machine à explorer le temps et se lance dans le plus fantastique des voyages. Ses pérégrinations le mèneront à la fin du XXème siècle où un satellite s'écrase sur New York et dans un futur lointain où la race humaine s'est divisée en deux espèces : une vivant à la surface et l'autre sous terre. Quand sa machine est volée par le peuple souterrain cannibale, il doit risquer sa vie pour retourner dans son époque
The Amgen story : 25 years of visionary science and powerful medicine by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koledar : 5000 let naporov, da bi uskladili uro in nebo - in kaj se je zgodilo z manjkajočimi desetimi dnevi by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Slovenian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kalendern : människans 5000-åriga kamp att rätta klockan efter himlen - och vart de tio försvunna dagarna tog vägen by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calendário : a epopéia da humanidade para determinar um ano verdadeiro e exato by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia kalendarza : jak człowiek nauczył się określać rok by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air traffic control modernization : hearing before the committee on commerce by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kalenteri : ihmiskunnan historiallinen taistelu todellisen ja tarkan vuoden määrittämisestä by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Finnish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The calendar: the 500-year struggle to align the clock and the heavens, and what happened to the missing ten days by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Cape to Cairo : an African odyssey by David Ewing Duncan( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Calendar : humanity's epic struggle to determine a true and accurate year
Alternative Names
David Ewing Duncan American journalist

David Ewing Duncan Amerikaans journalist

Duncan, David 1958-

Duncan, David E.

Ewing Duncan, David 1958-

던컨, 데이비드 E

던컨, 데이비드 에윙

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Hernando de Soto : a savage quest in the AmericasThe geneticist who played hoops with my DNA : --and other masterminds from the frontiers of biotechExperimental man : what one man's body reveals about his future, your health, and our toxic worldThe calendar : the 5000-year struggle to align the clock and the heavens - and what happened to the missing ten daysResidents : the perils and promise of educating young doctorsMasterminds : genius, DNA, and the quest to rewrite lifeIl calendario : l'epica lotta dell'umanità per dominare il tempo (scoprendo che ne è stato dei dieci giorni cancellati da papa Gregorio)De kalender : op zoek naar de tijdThe calendar: the 500-year struggle to align the clock and the heavens, and what happened to the missing ten days