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Highfield, Roger

Overview
Works: 51 works in 240 publications in 12 languages and 7,745 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Miscellanea  History  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roger Highfield
The science of Harry Potter : how magic really works by Roger Highfield( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the scientific principles underpinning the magic of Harry Potter reveals some of the true magic behind science
After Dolly : the uses and misuses of human cloning by Ian Wilmut( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientist Ian Wilmut describes the process by which he and other researchers at Scotland's Roslin Institute cloned the first mammal, a sheep named Dolly, and makes a case for the medical uses of cloning
The arrow of time : a voyage through science to solve time's greatest mystery by Peter Coveney( Book )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses time, its perception, and proposes an explanation of time as we know it
SuperCooperators : altruism, evolution, and why we need each other to succeed by M. A Nowak( Book )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the importance of cooperation in human beings and in nature, arguing that this social tool is as important an aspect of evolution as mutation and natural selection
Frontiers of complexity : the search for order in a chaotic world by Peter Coveney( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how complexity, a new way of thinking about the behaviour of interacting units, is transforming the way we think, and the assumptions that underlie conventional science. Examines the rise of the electronic computer as key and catalyst to the study of complexity; explores current innovations such as fuzzy logic, and computers which exploit quantum mechanics and run on light; and reveals cyberspace universes where organisms compete for resources as they reproduce, mutate and evolve
The physics of Christmas : from the aerodynamics of reindeer to the thermodynamics of turkey by Roger Highfield( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can reindeer fly? Why is Santa Claus fat? Was the Star of Bethlehem really a comet? Will scientists succeed in creating the perfect Christmas tree by cloning? How do snowflakes form, and what could we do to guarantee an annual White Christmas? How does Santa manage to deliver presents to an estimated 842 million households in a single night? Why is Rudolph's nose red? These are among the questions explored in an irresistibly witty book that illuminates the cherished rituals, legends, and icons of Christmas from a unique and fascinating perspective: Science
After Dolly : the promise and perils of human cloning by Ian Wilmut( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A timely investigation into the ethics, history, and potential of human cloning from Professor Ian Wilmut, who shocked scientists, ethicists, and the public in 1997 when his team unveiled Dolly - that very special sheep who was cloned from a mammary cell. With award-winning science journalist Roger Highfield, Wilmut explains how Dolly launched a medical revolution in which cloning is now used to make stem cells that promise effective treatments for many major illnesses. Dolly's birth also unleashed an avalanche of speculation about the eventuality of cloning babies, which Wilmut strongly opposes. However, he does believe that scientists should one day be allowed to combine the cloning of human embryos with genetic modification to free families from serious hereditary disease. In effect, he is proposing the creation of genetically altered humans
Die geheimen Leben des Albert Einstein : eine Biographie by Roger Highfield( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-Chaos : der Pfeil der Zeit in der Selbstorganisation des Lebens by Peter Coveney( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kooperative Intelligenz : das Erfolgsgeheimnis der Evolution by M. A Nowak( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Nowak, ein weltweit führender Experte im Bereich Evolution und Spieltheorie, erklärt in seinem fesselnden, zugänglichen Buch, warum Kooperation - und nicht Egoismus - der Schlüssel zum Spiel des Lebens ist. Die brillante Antwort auf Frank Schirrmachers Bestseller "Ego". Im Spiel des Lebens treibt uns das Streben nach Erfolg an. Wir alle wollen Sieger sein. Selbst unsere Gene, so heißt es, seien egoistisch. Aber Konkurrenz erzählt nicht die ganze Geschichte der Biologie. Etwas Grundlegendes fehlt. Um zu überleben, betreiben die Geschöpfe jeder Spezies und auf jeder Stufe der Komplexität auch Kooperation. In der menschlichen Gesellschaft ist Kooperation sogar allgegenwärtig. Selbst einfachste Abläufe bestehen aus mehr Zusammenarbeit, als man meinen könnte. Dabei beschränkt sich Kooperation nicht darauf, auf ein gemeinsames Ziel hinzuarbeiten. Kooperation bedeutet darüber hinaus, dass Menschen, die potenziell Konkurrenten sind, stattdessen beschließen, einander zu helfen. "Kooperative Intelligenz" entschlüsselt das Rätsel, wie es dazu kommt und warum auf lange Sicht Kooperation immer gewinnt. Es erweitert unser Verständnis von Evolution und Solidarität und hat das Zeug, Debatten auszulösen
Spain in the fifteenth century, 1369-1516: essays and extracts by historians of Spain by J. R. L Highfield( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après Dolly : bons et mauvais usages du clonage by Ian Wilmut( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1996, I. Wilmut annonce le clonage d'une brebis adulte, nommée Dolly. Il revient en détail sur l'histoire extraordinaire de cette naissance et les recherches fondamentales qui l'entourent. Opposé à la fabrication d'êtres humains clonés, il explique pourquoi il faut poursuivre de manière éthique les recherches dans le domaine du clonage thérapeutique
Shi jian zhi jian by Peter Coveney( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu lun shu le shi jian de gai nian,Shi jian dui wo men sheng ming de ying xiang,De chu le"zai yu zhou de ju guan xian xiang zhong you shi jian zhi jian cun zai"
La flecha del tiempo : la organización del desorden by Peter Coveney( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las vidas privadas de Albert Einstein by Roger Highfield( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supercooperadores by M. A Nowak( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin A. Nowak es uno de los principales expertos en evolución y cuenta con el reconocimiento de la comunidad científica mundial. Nowack apela directamente al lector, le hace plantearse su posición ante diferentes dilemas. Este libro prueba que todo proceso evolutivo (del ADN a las sociedades humanas) nace de la cooperación, y explica cómo lograr con ella estrategias ganadoras. ¿Por qué la confianza es rentable? ¿Cómo se genera? ¿Pueden lograrse beneficios gracias al castigo? ¿Es éste de verdad útil, o resulta del todo estúpido? Lo cierto es que quienes obtienen mayores beneficios rara vez lo aplican, y prefieren promover la cooperación. En los últimos años este tema ha suscitado un enorme interés, pues puede ayudar a explicar la evolución humana desde la aparición de las primeras células, tema en que el profesor Martin A. Nowak, es una autoridad. --
Können Engel fliegen? : die Wissenschaft der Weihnachtszeit by Roger Highfield( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las vidas privadas de Einstein by Roger Highfield( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Super cooperators : beyond the survival of fittest : why cooperation, not competition, is the key to life by M. A Nowak( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La freccia del tempo by Peter Coveney( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The science of Harry Potter : how magic really works
Alternative Names
Highfield, John Roger Loxdale

Highfield, Roger

Roger Highfield British journalist

Roger Highfield journaliste britannique

Хайфилд, Роджер 1958-

راجر بالافیلد

하이필드, 로저

ハイフィールド, ロジャー

Languages
English (119)

Spanish (26)

German (21)

Chinese (10)

Italian (6)

French (2)

Japanese (2)

Thai (2)

Vietnamese (1)

Polish (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
After Dolly : the uses and misuses of human cloningThe arrow of time : a voyage through science to solve time's greatest mysterySuperCooperators : altruism, evolution, and why we need each other to succeedFrontiers of complexity : the search for order in a chaotic worldThe physics of Christmas : from the aerodynamics of reindeer to the thermodynamics of turkeyAfter Dolly : the promise and perils of human cloning