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McGrayne, Sharon Bertsch

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Works: 25 works in 147 publications in 10 languages and 8,203 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author
Classifications: Q141, B
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Most widely held works by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Nobel Prize women in science : their lives, struggles, and momentous discoveries by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( Book )

61 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 2,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the reasons why only nine of the more than 300 recipients of the Nobel Prize in science have been women, science writer McGrayne examines the lives and achievements of 14 women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize-winning project. Their stories are case studies of triumph over relentless gender discrimination. B & w photographs throughout
The theory that would not die : how Bayes' rule cracked the enigma code, hunted down Russian submarines, & emerged triumphant from two centuries of controversy by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bayes' rule appears to be a straightforward, one-line theorem: by updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. To its adherents, it is an elegant statement about learning from experience. To its opponents, it is subjectivity run amok. In the first-ever account of Bayes' rule for general readers, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores this controversial theorem and the human obsessions surrounding it. She traces its discovery by an amateur mathematician in the 1740s through its development into roughly its modern form by French scientist Pierre Simon Laplace. She reveals why respected statisticians rendered it professionally taboo for 150 years--at the same time that practitioners relied on it to solve crises involving great uncertainty and scanty information, even breaking Germany's Enigma code during World War II, and explains how the advent of off-the-shelf computer technology in the 1980s proved to be a game-changer. Today, Bayes' rule is used everywhere from DNA de-coding to Homeland Security. Drawing on primary source material and interviews with statisticians and other scientists, The Theory That Would Not Die is the riveting account of how a seemingly simple theorem ignited one of the greatest controversies of all time."
Prometheans in the lab : chemistry and the making of the modern world by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table of contents includes: Soap and Nicholas Leblanc, Color and William Henry Perkin, Sugar and Norbert Rillieux, Clean water and Edward Frankland, Fertilizer, poison gas, and Fritz Haber, Leaded gasoline, safe refrigeration and Thomas Midgley, Jr., Nylon and Wallace Hume Carothers, DDT and Paul Hermann Muller, Lead-free gasoline and Clair C. Patterson
Iron, nature's universal element : why people need iron & animals make magnets by Eugenie V Mielczarek( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mielczarek (physics, George Mason U.) and science writer McGrayne explore the critical importance of the metal element in life from bacteria to humans. They report on recent discoveries about iron and magnetism in bacteria, in myriad animal and plant species, and in humans, such as that many migrating animals have minute deposits of magnetite inside them that are sensory navigators. They also, of course, discuss the role of iron in mammalian blood and the iron- related diseases of humans
Blue genes and polyester plants : 365 more surprising scientific facts, breakthroughs and discoveries by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Polish and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 365 facts of recent developments in a variety of fields including biology, medicine, engineering, technology, zoology, chemistry, and astronomy, arranged in question and answer format
365 surprising scientific facts, breakthroughs, and discoveries by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory that would not die : how bayes' rule cracked the enigma code, hunted down russian submarines, and emerged triumphant from two centuries of controversy by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( Recording )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bayes' rule appears to be a straightforward, one-line theorem. By updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. To its adherents, it is an elegant statement about learning from experience. To its opponents, it is subjectivity run amok. In the first-ever account of Bayes' rule for general readers, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores this controversial theorem and the human obsessions surrounding it. She traces its discovery by an amateur mathematician in the 1740s through its development into roughly its modern form by French scientist Pierre Simon Laplace. She reveals why respected statisticians rendered it professionally taboo for one hundred and fifty years-at the same time that practitioners relied on it to solve crises involving great uncertainty and scanty information, even breaking Germany's Enigma code during World War II, and explains how the advent of off-the-shelf computer technology in the 1980s proved to be a game-changer. Today, Bayes' rule is used everywhere from DNA decoding to Homeland Security. Drawing on primary source material and interviews with statisticians and other scientists, The Theory That Would Not Die is the riveting account of how a seemingly simple theorem ignited one of the greatest controversies of all time
Die Theorie, die nicht sterben wollte : wie der englische Pastor Thomas Bayes eine Regel entdeckte, die nach 150 Jahren voller Kontroversen heute aus Wissenschaft, Technik und Gesellschaft nicht mehr wegzudenken ist by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vom Siegeszug einer Formel Suchmaschinen und Qualitätsmanagement, Versicherungen und Erdbebenvorhersagen, Verkehrsflüsse, Geheimcodes und medizinische Prognosen - die sogenannte Bayes'sche Regel ist geradezu allgegenwärtig und dennoch nur wenigen vertraut. Dabei ist sie in ihrer grundlegenden Aussage bestechend einfach: Man beginnt mit einer Vermutung und revidiert diese anhand neuer, objektiver Informationen - und gelangt so zu einer verbesserten Annahme. Für seine Anhänger ist das Bayes-Theorem eine elegante Formulierung dafür, dass man aus Erfahrung klug wird, und ein mathematisches Instrument, das einer klaren Linie folgt. Für seine Gegner ist es ein Amoklauf der Subjektivität. Sharon Bertsch McGrayne schildert in ihrem spannenden Sachbuch die erstaunliche Geschichte dieser Regel - von ihren unscheinbaren Anfängen Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts über die 150 Jahre währenden Kontroversen, die sie auslöste, bis zu ihrem großen Durchbruch. "Eine turbulente Geschichte vom Triumph einer mächtigen mathematischen Idee ... Beeindruckend recherchiert." Nature "Ein wunderbares Buch ... McGrayne hat die Geschichte von Bayes in eine fesselnde Lektüre verwandelt. Wir können das Buch nicht stark genug empfehlen." Journal of Educational Measurement "McGrayne ... stellt schwierige Ideen so dar, dass das allgemeine Publikum sie verstehen und würdigen kann ... Das Buch liest sich wie eine Liebeserklärung - für einen Algorithmus, der vernachlässigt aufwuchs, nur gelegentlich auf einen Ausflug mitgenommen wurde, aber meistens zu Hause bleiben musste, bis er am Ende schließlich seinen gebührenden Platz bekam und Respekt und Wertschätzung in der Welt erfuhr." IEEE Computing Now "Ein statistischer Thriller... McGraynes Geschichte hat alles, was man heute von einem Krimi erwartet. Spionage, Atombomben und die Paranoia des kalten Krieges sind dabei ... eine Fülle lebendiger Charaktere und ihre bitteren Rivalitäten treiben die
Nuo bei er jiang nu xing ke xue jia by Mai Ge Lei En( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Itan no tōkeigaku beizu by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

365 amazing scientific facts, breakthroughs and discoveries by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okaasan nōberushō o morau( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiçbir şey dünyamızdan daha ilginç değil by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

365 najbardziej zdumiewających odkryć i wynalazków naukowych by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fukurō wa hontō ni kashikoika( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Why (and how) Bayes' Rule rules by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"If you are not already thinking as a Bayesian, maybe you should be. Applied practically everywhere from DNA decoding to homeland security, Bayes' rule appears to be a straightforward theorem. It has been used to help crack the Enigma code, hunt down Russian submarines, and solve a host of other modern day problems. By updating our initial beliefs with objective new information, we get a new and improved belief. Bayes' rule seems to be an elegant statement about learning from experience, but for centuries, opponents viewed it as subjectivity run amok. This presentation explores the theorem and the obsessions surrounding it, and how it ignited one of the greatest scientific controversies ever. Sharon Bertsch McGrayne, Author."--NIST Technicalendar announcement
Mulheres que ganharam o prêmio Nobel em ciências : suas vidas, lutas e notáveis descobertas by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2013 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nobel Prize women in science : their lives, struggles, and momentous discoveries by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( )

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

Since 1901 there have been over three hundred recipients of the Nobel Prize in the sciences. Only ten of them -- about 3 percent -- have been women. Why? In this updated version of Nobel Prize Women in Science, Sharon Bertsch McGrayne explores the reasons for this astonishing disparity by examining the lives and achievements of fifteen women scientists who either won a Nobel Prize or played a crucial role in a Nobel Prize - winning project. The book reveals the relentless discrimination these women faced both as students and as researchers. Their success was due to the fact that they were passionately in love with science. The book begins with Marie Curie, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Readers are then introduced to Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, Emmy Noether, Lise Meitner, Barbara McClintock, Chien-Shiung Wu, and Rosalind Franklin. These and other remarkable women portrayed here struggled against gender discrimination, raised families, and became political and religious leaders. They were mountain climbers, musicians, seamstresses, and gourmet cooks. Above all, they were strong, joyful women in love with discovery. Nobel Prize Women in Science is a startling and revealing look into the history of science and the critical and inspiring role that women have played in the drama of scientific progress
Die Theorie by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne( )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The theory that would not die : how Bayes' rule cracked the enigma code, hunted down Russian submarines, & emerged triumphant from two centuries of controversyPrometheans in the lab : chemistry and the making of the modern worldIron, nature's universal element : why people need iron & animals make magnetsBlue genes and polyester plants : 365 more surprising scientific facts, breakthroughs and discoveries365 surprising scientific facts, breakthroughs, and discoveries365 amazing scientific facts, breakthroughs and discoveriesNobel Prize women in science : their lives, struggles, and momentous discoveries