WorldCat Identities

Broad, William J.

Overview
Works: 52 works in 226 publications in 10 languages and 12,509 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: UG447.8, 358.380973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William J Broad
 
Most widely held works by William J Broad
Germs : biological weapons and America's secret war by Judith Miller( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deadly germs sprayed in shopping malls, bomblets spewing anthrax spores over battlefields, tiny vials of plague scattered in Times Square - these are the poor man's hydrogen bombs, hideous weapons of mass destruction that can be made in a simple laboratory." "In this work of investigative journalism, Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William Broad of The New York Times uncover the truth about biological weapons and show why bio-warfare and bio-terrorism are fast becoming our worst national nightmare." "Germs also shows how a small group of scientists and senior officials persuaded President Bill Clinton to launch a controversial multibillion-dollar program to detect a germ attack on U.S. soil and to aid its victims - a program that, so far, is struggling to provide real protection." "Based on hundreds of interviews with scientists and senior officials, including President Clinton, as well as on recently declassified documents and on-site reporting from the former Soviet Union's sinister bio-weapons labs, Germs shows us bio-warriors past and present at work at their trade. There is the American scientist who devoted his professional life to perfecting biological weapons, and the Nobel laureate who helped pioneer the new biology of genetically modified germs and is now trying to stop its misuse. We meet former Soviet scientists who made enough plague, smallpox, and anthrax to kill everyone on Earth and whose expertise is now in great demand by terrorists, rogue states, and legitimate research labs alike."--Jacket
The science of yoga : the risks and the rewards by William J Broad( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book draws on more than a century of research to present an evaluation of a practice that is thousands of years old. It celebrates what's real and shows what's illusory, describes what's uplifting and beneficial and what's flaky and dangerous -- and why. William Broad, a lifelong practitioner, illuminates how yoga can lift moods and inspire creativity. He also exposes moves that can cripple and kill. As science often does, this book reveals a body of evidence that raises questions about whether humans have latent capabilities for entering states of suspended animation and unremitting sexual bliss. The author takes us on a tour of unknown yoga that goes from old archives in Calcutta to the world capitals of medical research, from storied ashrams to spotless laboratories, from sweaty yoga studios with master teachers to the cozy offices of yoga healers. Broad unveils a burgeoning global industry that attracts not only curious scientists but true believers and charismatic hustlers
Betrayers of the truth by William J Broad( Book )

59 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fraud and deceit in the halls of science"--Cover subtitle
The universe below : discovering the secrets of the deep sea by William J Broad( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Broad takes us on breathtaking dives and expeditions - to the Azores, to the Titanic, to hot springs teeming with bizarre life, to icy fissures aswarm with gulper eels, vampire squids, and gelatinous beasts longer than a city bus. We meet legendary explorers at the forefront of deep research and go with them as they probe the ancient mysteries of the deep. This universe below encompasses the vast majority of the Earth's habitable space and nurtures perhaps ten times as many species of life as are known on land. Broad shows that the abyss also holds millions of humanity's lost artworks and treasures - more than all the world's museums combined. Yet, remarkably, human eyes up to now have glimpsed perhaps only a billionth of this unfamiliar realm, a place of crushing pressure and eternal darkness." "Drawing on extensive fieldwork, including hundreds of talks and interviews, Broad takes us to the cutting edge of the exploratory surge and reveals how it is powered by a wave of once-secret technologies. At a cost of untold billions, the United States, the Soviet Union, France, and other cold-war contestants forged these marvels to spy and fight and plunder the deep. Today, these wonders and the people who made and ran them are catalyzing and unprecedented speedup in civilian efforts to illuminate the inky depths." "Broad shows how the rush into the deep is revealing not only great mysteries and riches but great dangers as well, including the deadly radioactive debris of the cold war. Deep pollution, mining, and fishing threaten this frontier with ecological upset and species extinction. We will either destroy the sea through ignorance or save it, and ourselves, with the kinds of knowledge we are now gaining in the exploratory speedup."--Jacket
The oracle : the lost secrets and hidden message of ancient Delphi by William J Broad( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oracle of Delphi would enter into ecstatic union with the god Apollo and bring back his prophecies and counsel for all who came seeking answers. Though the air of magic that surrounds her might cast her as a legend, the Oracle did really exist--and her visions caused her to become the single most influential figure in all of ancient Greece. Eyewitness accounts describe temple practices in detail, claiming that the Oracle breathed in vapors rising from the temple floor. In 1892 French archaeologists unearthed the temple, but could find no evidence that the rocky ground had brought vapors of any kind. Science journalist Broad tells a modern-day detective story that blends history and science to describe how a team of scientists, working from subtle clues scattered throughout the ancient literature, as well as from the latest findings in geology, uncovered scientific evidence to explain the Oracle's powers.--From publisher description
Star warriors : a penetrating look into the lives of the young scientists behind our space age weaponry by William J Broad( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teller's war : the top-secret story behind the Star Wars deception by William J Broad( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bioterror by Kirk Wolfinger( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"NOVA's "Bioterror" is the product of more than two years of intensive investigation and production efforts. The show follows New York Times reporters and authors of the best-selling book Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War, Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg, and William Broad, as they delve into the murky past and alarming present of biological weapons."--PBS website
Germs : [biological weapons and America's secret war] by Judith Miller( Recording )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an account of germ weaponry around the globe, including the Soviet Union's biological weapons program that contains an abundance of anthrax germs, and the United States' attempt to put an end to these efforts
Germs : the ultimate weapon by Judith Miller( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bio-terrorism - the use of biological agents to kill non-combatants - is at the heart of many fears. The authors trace the development of weapons of mass destruction, their spread throughout the world and efforts to prevent their use
The oracle : ancient Delphi and the science behind its lost secrets by William J Broad( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oracle of Delphi would enter into ecstatic union with the god Apollo and bring back his prophecies and counsel for all who came seeking answers. Though the air of magic that surrounds her might cast her as a legend, the Oracle did really exist--and her visions caused her to become the single most influential figure in all of ancient Greece. Eyewitness accounts describe temple practices in detail, claiming that the Oracle breathed in vapors rising from the temple floor. In 1892 French archaeologists unearthed the temple, but could find no evidence that the rocky ground had brought vapors of any kind. Science journalist Broad tells a modern-day detective story that blends history and science to describe how a team of scientists, working from subtle clues scattered throughout the ancient literature, as well as from the latest findings in geology, uncovered scientific evidence to explain the Oracle's powers.--From publisher description
Star warriors : the weaponry of space : Reagan's young scientists by William J Broad( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krieg der Sterne : SDI by William J Broad( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virus : die lautlose Bedrohung ; biologische Waffen - die unsichtbare Front by Judith Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Germes : les armes biologiques et la nouvelle guerre secrète by Judith Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les auteurs, journalistes au "New York Times", décrivent un demi-siècle de recherches autour des armes biologiques et de leur dissémination, et la mauvaise préparation américaine face à une attaque de ce type. Cet ouvrage est paru aux Etats-Unis peu avant les événements du 11 septembre 2001. Depuis y a été ajouté un chapitre sur l'Anthrax
La verdadera Guerra de las Galaxias : el primer reportaje sobre el Proyecto SDI (Iniciativa de Defensa Estratégica) by William J Broad( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep sea exploration : challenging the abyss( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of ocean exploration and the application of technological innovations developed during the Cold War to deep sea exploration and undersea mining
The science of yoga was es verspricht - und was es kann by William J Broad( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Streifzug durch die Geschichte des Yogas sowie zu Nutzen und möglichen Schäden. Der Wissenschaftsjournalist der äNew York Timesä untersucht Mythen und Geheimnisse und liefert die Ergebnisse zahlreicher Studien sowie diverse Beispiele
Bonum factum. : De hydrope theses, quas, D.T.O.M.F. by King's College (University of Aberdeen)( Book )

2 editions published in 1637 in Latin and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Germs : biological weapons and America's secret war
Alternative Names
Broad William

Broad, William 1951-

Broad, William J.

Broad, William J. 1951-

William Broad American science and technology writer

브로드, 윌리엄

브로드, 윌리엄 J

ブロード, ウィリアム

ブロード, ウイリアム・J

Languages
English (133)

German (13)

French (10)

Japanese (8)

Chinese (7)

Swedish (3)

Spanish (3)

Latin (2)

Romanian (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The science of yoga : the risks and the rewardsThe universe below : discovering the secrets of the deep seaThe oracle : the lost secrets and hidden message of ancient DelphiStar warriors : a penetrating look into the lives of the young scientists behind our space age weaponryTeller's war : the top-secret story behind the Star Wars deceptionBioterrorGerms : [biological weapons and America's secret war]Germs : the ultimate weaponThe oracle : ancient Delphi and the science behind its lost secrets