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White, Michael 1959-

Works: 167 works in 909 publications in 26 languages and 25,484 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Thrillers (Fiction)  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Paranormal fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Illustrator, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3566.A822, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Michael White
Most widely held works by Michael White
Stephen Hawking : a life in science by Michael White( Book )

77 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of physicist Stephen Hawking interweaving the events of his life with concise explanations of his theories
Private down under by James Patterson( Book )

34 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 3,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The employees of the Sydney, Australia office of the investigation company Private are celebrating their office's incorporation when a bloody young man staggers into the building and the agency's caseload suddenly fills up
Isaac Newton : the last sorcerer by Michael White( Book )

30 editions published between 1959 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing upon material found in Newton's vast library," the author tells of a man who "lusted after self-promotion and power" and was "driven to investigate everything that puzzled him, expended a vast amount of time and effort studying the chronology of the Bible, examining prophecy, investigating natural magic--perhaps even the black arts--and attempting to unravel the hermetic secrets, the prisca sapientia."--Jacket
Leonardo : the first scientist by Michael White( Book )

58 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the great "renaissance man" was in fact the first great modern man of science
Einstein : a life in science by Michael White( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the modern world, Albert Einstein is the archetypal scientist. His name is synonymous with genius, his image is instantly recognized, and his life's work is universally acknowledged as the bedrock of contemporary physics. In this absorbing book by the authors of Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science, Einstein's life and work are recounted in an unprecedentedly accessible way. Although his most important work dates from 1905, the figure of Einstein still towers over the twentieth century. The one equation everyone knows is E=mc[superscript 2], but most of us could not explain what it means. The man to explain it is John Gribbin, a masterful science writer, who elucidates the special and general theories of relativity, as well as electromagnetism, space-time, and other mysteries. Along with lucid descriptions of Einstein's milestone contributions, Gribbin recounts his debates with fellow scientists and the failures that shadowed his later scientific life. Einstein was also a political activist, violin player, and family man. The twists and turnings of his life, so closely linked to the turbulent history of the era, are nimbly charted by Michael White. The questions White tackles are personal ones: What became of Einstein's illegitimate child? Did his first wife, Mileva, contribute to the early, groundbreaking work? We learn of Einstein's possible schizophrenia early in life, his two marriages, his friendships with such figures as Franz Kafka and Bertrand Russell, and the search for security and sanctuary that led him from one country to another in Europe, and then from Nazi Germany to his tenure as a "scientific saint" in America. White portrays Einstein as a man brimming with paradoxes - a pacifist who advocated the creation of an atomic weapons program, a man who hated regimentation but who was beguiled by the strict beauty of mathematics, an atheist and a dedicated Zionist, a figure revered by the world yet kept under surveillance by the FBI. Einstein is an example of biography at its best - a truly exceptional portrait of a man who was not only an intellectual giant but who also possessed an instinctive morality that demanded he try his utmost to make the world a better place
Private down under by James Patterson( Recording )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the best detectives in the business, cutting edge technology, and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors ... Craig Gisto and his newly formed team have barely raised their glasses, however, when a young Asian man, blood-soaked and bullet-ridden, staggers into the party, and what looks like a botched kidnapping turns out to be a whole lot more. Within days the agency's caseload is full. But it is a horrific murder in the wealthy Eastern Suburbs and the desperate search for a motive that stretches the team to the limit. Stacy Friel, friend of the deputy commissioner of NSW Police, isn't the killer's first victim--and as the bodies mount up she's clearly not the last
Darwin : a life in science by Michael White( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Charles Darwin and how he was drawn into the research that resulted in the publication of his theory of evolution, an event that inspired a controversy that lives on today
Galileo Galilei : inventor, astronomer and rebel by Michael White( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of Galileo's fight for scientific proof against opposition from the Church. Discusses some of his theories and inventions, such as: the pendulum, the telescope and the astronomical observations
Leonardo : the first scientist by Michael White( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White weaves the history of early scientific endeavor, Leonardo's colorful personal life, including his deprived childhood, homosexuality, and relationships with contemporaries such as Machiavelli and Borgia
Isaac Newton : discovering laws that govern the universe by Michael White( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and scientific contributions of the famed English mathematician who changed our perception of the universe
The pope and the heretic : a true story of Giordano Bruno, the man who dared to defy the Roman Inquisition by Michael White( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural philosopher Giordano Bruno accepted nothing and challenged everything in his pursuit of an all-embracing system of thought, a vision that earned him the patronage of powerful royals including France's Henry III and England's Elizabeth I. But his radical theories put this Catholic priest in direct conflict with the Church. Arrested by the Inquisition, Bruno was convicted of heresy and eventually burned at the stake years before Galileo's famous trial. Yet even death could not stem the growing tide of this brilliant thinker's influence -- a philosophy that inspired some of the greatest minds in history, including Galileo, Newton, Spinoza, and even Shakespeare
C.S. Lewis : a life by Michael White( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguably the most influential Christian writer of the twentieth century, C.S. Lewis founded his literary reputation on the now classic critical work The Allegory of Love. Within the next five years he would garner international acclaim as the author of The Screwtape Letters and Out of the Silent Planet, the first of three science fiction novels that owe much to his dynamic friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien. In 1950, with the publication of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, he would win the hearts of children worldwide. Yet Clive Staples Lewiss path to renown not only as a groundbreaking literary critic, novelist, and Christian theologian was an intellectual and emotionally chaotic one, as Michael White reveals in this probing new biography. He follows the young Lewis, a nervous man profoundly depressed by the death of his mother, in a spiritually tormented course that would take him through the trenches of World War I to the upper ranks of English letters. White cleverly deconstructs Lewiss novels and religious works to reveal the frequently tormented soul and imagination from they sprung. Most importantly, he delves into the mythos that has long surrounded Lewis and rediscovers the man beneath
Acid tongues and tranquil dreamers : tales of bitter rivalry that fueled the advancement of science and technology by Michael White( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As George Bernard Shaw said, "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." Like other creative geniuses, scientists have achieved breakthroughs as a result of irrational motives--notably the desire to best a rival. Revealing how each resulted in extraordinary discoveries, Michael White explores eight all-too-human rivalries over the past four centuries.--From publisher description
Tolkien : a biography by Michael White( Book )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are few writers who can claim the popularity and enduring appeal of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. His celebrated novels have sold in excess of 160 million copies, and are in large part responsible for seeding the entire genre of fantasy fiction." "Now, biographer Michael White looks back over the little-known life of this most treasured of writers. In absorbing and revealing detail, he chronicles Tolkien's childhood years in South Africa and the West Midlands; the tragic early death of his parents; his burgeoning romance with Edith Bratt; his many years as an Oxford academic; his friendship with C.S. Lewis and the founding of the Inklings group."--Jacket
Breakthrough : the race to find the breast cancer gene by Kevin Davies( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to the pioneering Dr. King, the distinguished scientists profiled include the renowned Francis Collins, who discovered the genes for cystic fibrosis and Huntington's disease, and Mark Skolnick, the entrepreneurial founder of Myriad Genetics, who made fascinating use of the genealogical records of Mormons in his quest for the gene. The intensity of the project brought out the extremes of scientific research, from exhilarating enthusiasm and cooperation to heated rivalry. Beyond its fast-paced chronicle of discovery, Breakthrough is also a story of the politics of illness, focusing on the impact of the women's movement on breast cancer research and the changing attitudes of the past twenty-five years. Although, as the authors state, our "heightened awareness of the disease has been very late in coming," there is genuine cause for hope. Looking to the future, they explore current methods of screening and treatment as well as the prospects for a cure
Equinox by Michael White( Book )

59 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 19 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young women are found dead, one has no heart the other no brain, a gold coin has been placed in both cavities. An Americian journalist follows the leeds and discovers this ritual goes back to the 17th century
The Medici secret by Michael White( Book )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the crypt of the Medici Chapel in Florence, palaeopathologist, Edie Granger, and her uncle, Carlin Mackenzie, are examining the mummified remains of one of the most powerful families in Renaissance Italy. The embalmers have done their work well, but Edie and Mackenzie both have serious doubts about the true identity of at least two of the five-hundred-year-old bodies. And no one can explain the presence of an alien object discovered resting against Cosimo de Medici's spine. For Carlin Mackenzie, this is the most fascinating and the most dangerous discovery of his life. For Edie, it is the beginning of an obsessive, life-threatening quest
The Borgia ring by Michael White( Book )

28 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a blackened skeleton is unearthed on a building site in the City of London, no one can have the slightest idea of its extraordinary link to a plot to assassinate the Queen of England over 500 years ago. But there is one very conspicuous clue. On the index finger of the body's right hand is a gold ring topped with a brilliant, round emerald. DCI Jack Pendragon has just transferred from Oxford to Brick Lane Police Station - in part to escape his own past. Immediately, he finds himself investigating three particularly gruesome murders. And he will need all the experience he has acquired from two decades on the force to track down a killer for whom an eerie obsession has become total madness. A killer who draws his murderous inspiration from a Renaissance family whose power and cruelty remain a living legend
Life out there : the truth of-- and search for-- extraterrestrial life by Michael White( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this engaging inquiry, White combines the latest research from exobiologists, space engineers, and those involved in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) to unravel the issues and offer solutions to many of the mysteries surrounding this fascinating subject. Covering everything from quantum mechanics to conspiracy theories to special relativity to little green men, Life Out There is an essential survey of the phenomenon, a thought-provoking and myth-debunking guide to what is undoubtedly the question of the human era: Are we alone?
The art of murder by Michael White( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In just 24 hours, the London art world is rocked by two horrific murders. First, gallery owner Kingsley Black is found dead in bizarre circumstances - a six-inch hole punched through the middle of his face. In the space sits an apple
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Stephen Hawking : a life in science
Isaac Newton : the last sorcererLeonardo : the first scientistEinstein : a life in scienceDarwin : a life in scienceGalileo Galilei : inventor, astronomer and rebelLeonardo : the first scientistIsaac Newton : discovering laws that govern the universeThe pope and the heretic : a true story of Giordano Bruno, the man who dared to defy the Roman Inquisition
Alternative Names

controlled identityFisher, Sam, 1959-

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Michael White 1959-

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White, Michael Anthony 1959-

Майкл Уайт

Майкъл Уайт

וויט, מיקל 1959-

ויט, מיקל 1959-

קינגסלי, מיקל

مايكل وايت روائي من المملكة المتحدة

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마이클 화이트 1959-

화이트, 마이클 1959-

ホワイト, マイクル

ホワイト, マイケル

マイケル・ホワイト (作家)