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Budiansky, Stephen

Overview
Works: 59 works in 281 publications in 2 languages and 16,517 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Naval history  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: D810.C88, 636.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Budiansky
Battle of wits : the complete story of codebreaking in World War II by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Battle of Wits presents the history of the war that these documents reveal. From the Battle of Midway until the last German code was broken in January 1945, this is an astonishing epic of a war that was won not simply by brute strength but also by reading the enemy's intentions." "This is the story of the Allied codebreakers puzzling through the most difficult codebreaking problems that ever existed. At the same time, the compelling narrative shows the crucial effect codebreaking had on the battlefields by explaining the urgency of stopping the wolf pack U-boat attacks in the North Atlantic, the burning desire in the United States to turn the tide of the war after Pearl Harbor, the importance of halting Rommel's tanks in North Africa, and the necessity of ensuring that the Germans believed the Allies' audacious deception and cover plans for D-Day."--Jacket
The nature of horses : exploring equine evolution, intelligence, and behavior by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horses have a shared history with man going back millennia to their domestication around 4000 B.C. Yet only in very recent years have scientists begun to turn the tools of modern science on this remarkable animal that has been so wrapped up in human dreams and legends. Now modern scientific research is beginning to explain long-standing mysteries about the true nature of the horse. How well can horses really see? What causes breakdowns in racehorses? How intelligent are they compared to other animals, and are some breeds smarter than others? Does nature or nurture matter more in creating a great sport horse? What causes cribbing and other vices? In this beautifully illustrated, compelling narrative, Budiansky tells the story of the origins, behavior, intelligence and language of the horse
Her Majesty's spymaster : Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the birth of modern espionage by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative of the career of Queen Elizabeth I's intelligence operative documents how he helped the monarch to outmaneuver Spain and France by pioneering techniques to expose double agents, spread disinformation, and decipher codes
The bloody shirt : terror after Appomattox by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative account of Reconstruction-era violence documents vigilante attacks on African Americans and their white allies, in an analysis that traces the period through the careers of two Union officers, a Confederate general, a northern entrepreneur, and a former slave
The truth about dogs : an inquiry into the ancestry, social conventions, mental habits, and moral fiber of Canis familiaris by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses accepted ideas about canine intelligence and emotions
The world according to horses : how they run, see, and think by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the interaction between people and horses, the horse as a social animal, its intelligence, abilities to communicate, athletic abilities, and physical evolution
The covenant of the wild : why animals chose domestication by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Animal-rights extremists argue that eating meat is murder and that pets are slaves. This compelling reappraisal of the human-animal bond, however, shows that domestication of animals is not an act of exploitation but a brilliantly successful evolutionary strategy that has benefited humans and animals alike."--Jacket
Perilous fight : America's intrepid war with Britain on the high seas, 1812-1815 by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Budiansky shows that, far from an indecisive and unnecessary conflict--as historians have long dismissed the War of 1812--this "forgotten war" had profound consequences that would change the course of naval warfare, America's place in the world, and the rules of international conflict forever. Never again would the great powers challenge the young republic's sovereignty in the aftermath of the stunning performance of America's navy and privateersmen. Drawing extensively on diaries, letters, and personal accounts from both sides, Budiansky re-creates the encounters at sea, the intimate hopes and fears of vainglorious captains and young seamen in search of adventure, and the behind-the-scenes political intrigue and maneuvering in Washington and London.--From publisher description
If a lion could talk : animal intelligence and the evolution of consciousness by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern cognitive science and the new science of evolutionary ecology are beginning to show that thinking in animals is tremendously complex and wonderful in its variety. A pigeon's ability to find its way home from almost anywhere has little to do with comparative intelligence; rather it is due to the pigeon's very different perception of the world. That's why, as Wittgenstein said, "If a lion could talk, we would not understand him." In this fascinating book, Budiansky frees us from the shackles of our ideas about the natural world, and opens a window to the astounding worlds of the animals that surround us
Blackett's war by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the story of a small group of scientists who applied intellectual strategies to battle techniques and revolutionized the process of waging wars, citing the contributions of future Nobel winner Patrick Blackett
The character of cats : the origins, intelligence, behavior, and stratagems of Felis silvestris catus by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the mysteries of domestic feline behavior, presenting a scientific examination of cat genetics, brain chemistry, evolution, social and predatory behavior, history and superstition, and hunting patterns
Air power : the men, machines, and ideas that revolutionized war, from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This epic history draws on combat memoirs, letters, and diaries; archival records and museum collections; and eyewitness accounts by the men who fought - and the men who developed the breakthrough inventions and concepts - to weave a vivid and dramatic account of the airplane's revolutionary transformation of modern warfare."--Jacket
Code warriors : NSA's codebreakers and the secret intelligence war against the Soviet Union by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sweeping history of the NSA and its codebreaking achievements from World War II through the Cold War shares insights into the challenges faced by cryptanalysts and their role in some of the most complicated events of the twentieth century, "--NoveList
Nature's keepers : the new science of nature management by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a century, nature lovers have held fast to the belief that preserving the wild means keeping people out. Today, policies that dictate everything from the regulation of ocean fisheries to the protection of endangered species are founded on an almost religious conviction that nature is constant, eternal, self-regulating - "in balance"--Save only when man intrudes. But as Stephen Budiansky dramatically illustrates, these credos of modern environmentalism are flatly contradicted by modern ecological research and have led to spectacular disasters. Because paradoxes abound in nature, many of the straightforward solutions that have been proposed to save endangered species, eliminate pests, or enlarge populations of game animals have backfired again and again. Based on a mythical view of a natural world where man never treads, such policies threaten to destroy the very things they claim to preserve - biodiversity, endangered species, unique wilderness landscapes. Now, however, modern ecological research is providing the tools for effective environment management by revealing for the first time how ecosystems really work and interact. This new science of nature management, rooted in the mathematical relationships that link the fates of all plants and animals, is being applied to actual problems, such as elk overpopulation in Yellowstone, management of game bird populations and fisheries, and ecological restoration
Mad music : Charles Ives, the nostalgic rebel by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mad Music is the story of Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954), the innovative American composer who achieved international recognition, but only after he'd stopped making music. While many of his best works received little attention in his lifetime, Ives is now appreciated as perhaps the most important American composer of the twentieth century and father of the diverse lines of Aaron Copland and John Cage. Ives was also a famously wealthy crank who made millions in the insurance business and tried hard to establish a reputation as a crusty New Englander. To Stephen Budiansky, Ives's life story is a personification of America emerging as a world power: confident and successful, yet unsure of the role of art and culture in a modernizing nation. Though Ives steadfastly remained an outsider in many ways, his life and times inform us of subjects beyond music, including the mystic movement, progressive anticapitalism, and the initial hesitancy of turn-of-the-century-America modernist intellectuals. Deeply researched and elegantly written, this accessible biography tells a uniquely American story of a hidden genius, disparaged as a dilettante, who would shape the history of music in a profound way."--Jacket
Bloody shirt : terror after Appomattox by Stephen Budiansky( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative account of Reconstruction-era violence documents vigilante attacks on African Americans and their white allies, in an analysis that traces the period through the careers of two Union officers, a Confederate general, a northern entrepreneur, and a former slave
Air power : the men, machines, and ideas that revolutionized war, from Kitty Hawk to Iraq by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the airplane's revolutionary transformation of modern warfare. It tells of the inspirations, developments, controversies, successes, failures, and limitations of the airplane as the ultimate weapon of war
The bloody shirt : terror after the Civil War by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrative account of Reconstruction-era violence documents vigilante attacks on African Americans and their white allies, in an analysis that traces the period through the careers of two Union officers, a Confederate general, a northern entrepreneur, and a former slave
Blackett's war : the men who defeated the Nazi u-boats and brought science to the art of warfare by Stephen Budiansky( Recording )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Stephen Budiansky comes the exciting history of a small group of British and American scientists who, during World War II, developed a new field of operational research to turn back the tide of German submarines
Air power : from Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II: a history of the people, ideas and machines that transformed war in the century of flight by Stephen Budiansky( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Battle of wits : the complete story of codebreaking in World War II
Alternative Names
Stephen Budiansky American author

Stephen Budiansky Amerikaans journalist

ブディアンスキー, スティーブン

Languages
English (205)

Dutch (3)

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The nature of horses : exploring equine evolution, intelligence, and behaviorHer Majesty's spymaster : Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the birth of modern espionageThe bloody shirt : terror after AppomattoxThe truth about dogs : an inquiry into the ancestry, social conventions, mental habits, and moral fiber of Canis familiarisThe world according to horses : how they run, see, and thinkThe covenant of the wild : why animals chose domesticationPerilous fight : America's intrepid war with Britain on the high seas, 1812-1815If a lion could talk : animal intelligence and the evolution of consciousness