WorldCat Identities

Highfield, Roger

Overview
Works: 36 works in 194 publications in 8 languages and 7,013 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Pictorial works  Popular works  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QH442.2, 176
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roger Highfield
After Dolly : the uses and misuses of human cloning by Ian Wilmut( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,618 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 )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SuperCooperators : altruism, evolution, and why we need each other to succeed by M. A Nowak( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,067 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 )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford and Cambridge by Christopher Brooke( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physics of Christmas : from the aerodynamics of reindeer to the thermodynamics of turkey by Roger Highfield( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 738 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
Can reindeer fly? : the science of Christmas by Roger Highfield( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in Great Britain in 1998 by Metro Books
After Dolly : the promise and perils of human cloning by Ian Wilmut( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 107 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
Anti-Chaos : der Pfeil der Zeit in der Selbstorganisation des Lebens by Peter Coveney( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain in the fifteenth century, 1369-1516: essays and extracts by historians of Spain by J. R. L Highfield( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shi jian zhi jian by Ke wen ni( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in Chinese and held by 29 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 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supercooperadores by Martin A Nowak( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 23 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 20 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

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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses and misuses of human cloning by Ian Wilmut( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a timely and important discussion of the potential value of cloning and of the ethical choices that this radical new technology has raised, including the issues surrounding the current status of stem-cell research
The arrow of time : the quest to solve science's greatest mystery by Peter Coveney( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheng dan jie zhong de ke xue yuan li by Roger Highfield( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neutron scattering from chemical species by Roger Highfield( )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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After Dolly : the uses and misuses of human cloningThe uses and misuses of human cloning
Alternative Names
Highfield, John Roger Loxdale

Highfield, Roger

Roger Highfield British journalist

Хайфилд, Роджер 1958-

하이필드, 로저

ハイフィールド, ロジャー

Languages
English (136)

Spanish (11)

German (10)

Chinese (9)

Italian (6)

Polish (2)

French (1)

Czech (1)

Covers
The 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 turkeyCan reindeer fly? : the science of ChristmasAfter Dolly : the promise and perils of human cloningThe uses and misuses of human cloningThe arrow of time : the quest to solve science's greatest mystery