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Shenk, David 1966-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 169 publications in 7 languages and 9,564 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Documentary television programs  History  Biography  Humor  Dictionaries  Television programs  Television news programs  Anecdotes  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: RC523.2, 616.831
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Shenk
The forgetting : Alzheimer's, portrait of an epidemic by David Shenk( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alzheimer's disease is a demographic time bomb. Since 1975, the number of Americans afflicted has risen from five hundred thousand to five million; over the next fifty years, an estimated eighty to one hundred million more people worldwide will succumb to it. But it is the story behind these numbers that makes The Forgetting such a landmark work. A magnificent synthesis of history, science, politics, psychology, and profound human drama, the book explores the nature of a disease that attacks not merely memory but the very core of our human identity." "Delving into such diverse areas as art history, literature, genetics, and neurobiology, David Shenk shows that Alzheimer's particular terror - the gradual eradication of memory and of mind - is as old as humankind itself. He convincingly posits that such historical figures as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jonathan Swift, and Frederick Law Olmsted were caught in the disease's insidious grip. Moving portraits of contemporary patients, their families, and their caregivers drive home the sad pattern of regression Alzheimer's exacts, a pathology that eerily mirrors child development in reverse. Yet Shenk offers a well of empathy and understanding for families striving to better understand and come to terms with their loss."--Jacket
The genius in all of us : why everything you've been told about genetics, talent, and IQ is wrong by David Shenk( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DNA does not make us who we are. Journalist David Shenk debunks the long-standing notion of genetic "giftedness," and presents new scientific research showing how greatness is in the reach of every individual. Integrating cutting-edge research from a wide swath of disciplines, Shenk maintains the problem isn't our inadequate genetic assets, but our inability, so far, to tap into what we already have. IQ testing and widespread acceptance of "innate" abilities have created an unnecessarily pessimistic view--and fostered much misdirected public education policy. The truth is much more exciting: our individual destinies are a product of the complex interplay between genes and outside stimuli--a dynamic that we, as people and as parents, can influence
Data smog : surviving the information glut by David Shenk( Book )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are awash in information: faxes, e-mail, news, infotainment, and advertising overwhelm us even as CEOs and politicians herald the dawn of a glorious and profitable Information Age. Media scholar and cyber-pundit David Shank deftly dismantles all the hype and exposes the unsettling impact of information overload, or data smog, on our individual well-being (emotional and physical) and on our society at large. This myth-shattering manifesto also outlines a welter of practical strategies for minimizing data smog's polluting effects - from curtailing junkmail and telephone sales pitches to instituting all-out "data fasts."
The immortal game : a history of chess or how 32 carved pieces on a board illuminated our understanding of war, art, science, and the human brain by David Shenk( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of chess explains how the game, its rules, and its pieces have had a profound influence on military strategy, literature, the arts, mathematics, and the development of artificial intelligence
The forgetting : a portrait of Alzheimer's by Elizabeth Arledge( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides insight into the mysterious illness called Alzheimer's and its effects on the friends and family of the patient
The end of patience : cautionary notes on the information revolution by David Shenk( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Pluto : inside the mind of Alzheimer's by Greg O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For close to ten years, writer Greg O'Brien, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, has chronicled its progression as an embedded reporter inside the mind of this monster of a disease. Taking detailed notes and working off cognitive reserve, O'Brien offers an illuminating blueprint of strategies, faith, and humor needed to fight this disease, a day-to-day focus on living with Alzheimer's, not dying with it
The forgetting : a portrait of Alzheimer's : stories of love, courage and hope( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of Alzheimer's, taking both a sweeping and intimate look at how this cruel disease affects nearly five million Americans and their loved ones
The Genius in all of us by David Shenk( Recording )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Genius in All of Us, author David Shenk unveils new scientific research to put the kibosh on the long-standing notion concerning genetic giftedness. Infusing genetics and biology research with cognitive science and child development studies, Shenk presents a refreshingly optimistic discussion on human potential
The immortal game : [a history of chess & its consequences] by David Shenk( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surprising, charming, and ever-fascinating history of the seemingly simple game that has had a profound effect on societies the world over. Why has one game, alone among thousands of games played throughout human history, not only survived, but thrived within every culture it has touched? Chess has been a remarkably omnipresent factor in the development of civilization since its invention, and David Shenk unearths the hidden history of a game that has influenced everything from mathematics to military strategies, computer science, and art
Skeleton key : a dictionary for deadheads by David Shenk( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skeleton Key puts the reader on the Merry Pranksters' bus behind the real Cowboy Neal, uncovers the origins of Cherry Garcia, follows the dancing bear on its trip from psychedelic artifact to trademarked icon, and unlocks the Dead's own tape vault
The forgetting : understanding Alzheimer's : a biography of a disease by David Shenk( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The process of how Alzheimer's disease develops, its effect on the family, evidence of the illness in historic figures, how it has been traditionally understood and depicted, the history of its study, and the current race to find a cure are the central themes of the book
The genius in all of us : new insights into genetics, talent, and IQ by David Shenk( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DNA does not make us who we are. Journalist David Shenk debunks the long-standing notion of genetic "giftedness," and presents new scientific research showing how greatness is in the reach of every individual. Integrating cutting-edge research from a wide swath of disciplines, Shenk maintains the problem isn't our inadequate genetic assets, but our inability, so far, to tap into what we already have. IQ testing and widespread acceptance of "innate" abilities have created an unnecessarily pessimistic view--and fostered much misdirected public education policy. The truth is much more exciting: our individual destinies are a product of the complex interplay between genes and outside stimuli--a dynamic that we, as people and as parents, can influence
The immortal game : a history of chess by David Shenk( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Shenk surveys the history of chess, capturing the Zelig-like nature of the game that has changed the societies that have played it. It's rules and pieces have served as a metaphor for society (to be found in the writings of Borges, Nabokov, Tolstoy, Canetti, Eliot), it has helped to form the military strategies that conquered civilisations, influenced the mathematical understandings that have driven technological change and served as a moral guide. It has been condemned by Popes as the devil's game yet Benjamin Franklin used it as to promote diplomacy. Chess's role in influencing the int
60 minutes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with David Shenk, author of 'Data Smog.' Looks at whether we are being overwhelmed by the amount of information and technology that is daily bombarding us and that we may not be able to process it all. Stresses that people must be skeptical of all the information and technology coming into their lives and question the value and necessity of the information. Morley Safer reports
Bie na ji yin dang jie kou : Bai tuo yi chuan, tong wang tian cai de 10 ge qiao men by David Shenk( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zong he ren zhi ke xue,Yi chuan xue,Sheng wu xue,Er tong fa zhan xue deng zui xin yan jiu,Ti chu dui ren lei chong man xi wang de xin guan dian:wo men bu shi ji yin DNA de qiu fan,Ji yin ye bu neng na lai dang jie kou,Ni wo dou neng biao xian zhuo yue,Dou neng cheng wei tian cai,Zhi kan ni neng fou zhao dao qiao men
Das Genie in uns : neue Erkenntnisse über Begabung und Intelligenz by David Shenk( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genius in all of us : a new science of genes, talent, and intelligence by David Shenk( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges common beliefs that human potential is largely determined by genetics and other biological factors, drawing on a variety of scientific disciplines to explain how to tap innate abilities that have been influenced by environmental factors
El genio que todos llevamos dentro por qué todo lo que nos han contado sobre genética, talento y CI no es cierto by David Shenk( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografia de l'Alzheimer by David Shenk( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Catalan and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The forgetting : Alzheimer's, portrait of an epidemic
Alternative Names
David Shenk American writer and filmmaker

셍크, 데이비드 1966-

솅크, 데이비드 1966-

シェンク, ディヴィッド

シェンク, デイヴィッド

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The genius in all of us : why everything you've been told about genetics, talent, and IQ is wrongData smog : surviving the information glutThe immortal game : a history of chess or how 32 carved pieces on a board illuminated our understanding of war, art, science, and the human brainThe end of patience : cautionary notes on the information revolutionThe Genius in all of usThe immortal game : [a history of chess & its consequences]Skeleton key : a dictionary for deadheadsThe forgetting : understanding Alzheimer's : a biography of a disease