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Davidson, Keay

Overview
Works: 32 works in 102 publications in 11 languages and 5,247 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Interviews 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Keay Davidson
Wrinkles in time by George Smoot( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrinkles in Time is the Double Helix of cosmology, an intimate look at the inner world of men and women who ask. "Why are we here?" It tells the story of George Smoot's dogged pursuit of the cosmic wrinkles in the frozen wastes of Antarctica, on mountaintops, in experiments borne aloft aboard high-altitude balloons, U-2 spy planes, and finally a space satellite
Carl Sagan : a life by Keay Davidson( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carl Sagan was one of the most celebrated scientists of his time - the leading visionary of the Space Age. He was also a highly controversial figure who inspired wildly opposed opinions. His enthusiasm and eloquence about the wonders of space, the marvels of the human brain, and the mysteries of life captured the imagination of millions. Yet one scientist was so enraged by Sagan's scientific pronouncements that he compared him to the Black Plague, and William F. Buckley, Jr. likened him to circus huckster P.T. Barnum." "Sagan's life was both an intellectual feast and an emotional roller coaster. Whether he was searching for life on Mars or visiting Timothy Leary in prison, prophesying exciting scientific discoveries or getting arrested for protesting nuclear weapons, debating the existence of UFOs or advocating the creative benefits of smoking marijuana, Carl Sagan was a fascinating, charismatic, and complex man full of contradictions." "His TV series Cosmos awed hundreds of millions around the world, and his bestseller The Dragons of Eden won the Pulitzer Prize. Yet the value of his scientific work was often called into question. His Ph. D. dissertation narrowly escaped rejection, he was denied tenure at Harvard, and in the twilight of his life, he was denied membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences." "In this insightful and evenhanded biography, science journalist Keay Davidson reveals for the first time the man behind the famous image - the storm of contradictions and passions that animated this enigmatic and entrancing man who remained, at heart, the five-year-old Brooklyn boy who looked up at the stars and asked: What are they?"--Jacket
Twister : the science of tornadoes and the making of an adventure movie by Keay Davidson( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning science writer Keay Davidson takes you where only the bravest souls have ventured, and survived. Into the frightening path of violent twisters. He also gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Warner Bros. film. Through fascinating interviews, you'll come to understand just how these incredible storms came to life on the big screen. Enhanced with spectacular close-up photographs and easy-to-grasp graphics. Twister offers an enthralling profile of these powerful storms, including an in-depth look at the leading tornado-monitoring project, Vortex. You'll discover a fascinating world of science and mystery, where storm chasers risk their lives for their work. And you'll hear from those who have experienced close encounters with tornadoes as they tell their unforgettable stories
Les rides du temps : L'univers, trois cent mille ans après le Big Bang by George Smoot( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in French and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre, qui se veut de lecture facile, présente les principaux concepts de la cosmologie actuelle. Un travail de vulgarisation réussi
Shi jian zhou wen by George Smoot( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrinkles in time : the imprint of creation by George Smoot( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 1992 astrophysicist George Smoot [Nobelpristagare i fysik 2006] announced how he and his team of scientists had found ripples in the fabric of space-time that were made in the first trillionth of a second after the cataclysmic moment of creation. This is Smoot's account of that discovery
Arrugas en el tiempo by George Smoot( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Echo der Zeit : auf den Spuren der Entstehung des Universums by George Smoot( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of truth : Thomas S. Kuhn and the evolution of ideas by Keay Davidson( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas S. Kuhn wrote 'The structure of scientific revolutions', one of the most influential books of the 20th century, a work which sold more than a million copies, changed the way we think about the evolution of ideas--especially scientific ideas--and raised doubts about the long-term survival of even our most cherished scientific concepts. In The Death of Truth, Keay Davidson paints a vivid picture of Kuhn's troubled career and personal life, as well as a vibrant account of the intellectual and cultural climate in which Kuhn worked. Drawing on direct access to family members and colleagues as well as his subject's private papers, Davidson sheds light on Kuhn's personal life, including the brilliant family eccentrics who influenced his work; his troubled emotional and family life; his oft-combative relations with colleagues and critics; and his maddeningly erratic comments on the shocking implications of his theories.0
Nelle pieghe del tempo : la scoperta dell'universo neonato by George Smoot( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rimpelingen in de tijd : een kosmisch avontuur by George Smoot( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Dutch and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag over de speurtocht naar temperatuurschommelingen in de kosmische achtergrondstraling
Big Bang : et moderne eventyr om universets fødsel og udvikling by George Smoot( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krusningar i tiden by George Smoot( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teorier om universets opståen og Big Bang, støttet af undersøgelser med COBE-satellitten fra 1989
Interview with William Styron, November 11, 1993( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Amory Lovins, March 19, 2003( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview with Jim Harrison and Terry Tempest Williams, April 27, 1994( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uchū no shiwa uchū keisei no tane o motomete( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uchū no shiwa uchū keisei no tane o motomete( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narodziny galaktyk by George Smoot( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superdeep earthquakes by Keay Davidson( )

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

 
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Carl Sagan : a life
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デイヴィッドソン, ケイ

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Carl Sagan : a lifeTwister : the science of tornadoes and the making of an adventure movieWrinkles in time : the imprint of creation