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Lindley, David 1956-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 149 publications in 6 languages and 8,848 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Dictionaries  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Translator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: QC16.B64, 530.12
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Lindley
Degrees Kelvin : a tale of genius, invention, and tragedy by David Lindley( )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Destined to become the definitive biography of one of the most important figures in modern science, "Degrees Kelvin" unravels the mystery of a life composed of equal parts triumph and tragedy, hubris and humility, yielding a surprising and compelling portrait of a complex and enigmatic man
Boltzmann's atom : the great debate that launched a revolution in physics by David Lindley( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now writer David Lindley portrays the dramatic story of Boltzmann and his embrace of the atom, while providing a window on the civilized world that gave birth to our scientific era. Boltzmann emerges as an endearingly quixotic character, passionately inspired by Beethoven, who muddled through the practical matters of life in a European gilded age. Boltzmann's story reaches from fin de siecle Vienna, across Germany and Britain, to America. As the Habsburg Empire was crumbling, Germany's intellectual might was growing; Edinburgh in Scotland was one of the most intellectually fertile places on earth; and, in America, brilliant independent minds were beginning to draw on the best ideas of the bureaucratized old world."--Jacket
The end of physics : the myth of a unified theory by David Lindley( Book )

12 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the attempts to find a "theory of everything" that also argues that such a theory will never be found
Uncertainty : Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the struggle for the soul of science by David Lindley( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable story of a startling scientific idea that ignited a battle among the greatest minds of the twentieth century and profoundly influenced intellectual inquiry in fields ranging from physics to literary criticism, anthropology and journalism. In 1927, young German physicist Werner Heisenberg challenged centuries of scientific understanding when he introduced what came to be known as "the uncertainty principle." Heisenberg proved that in many physical measurements, you can obtain one bit of information only at the price of losing another. This proposition, undermining the cherished belief that science could reveal the physical world with limitless detail and precision, placed Heisenberg in direct opposition to the revered Albert Einstein. Niels Bohr, Heisenberg's mentor and Einstein's long-time friend, found himself caught between the two. Bohr understood that Heisenberg was correct, but he also recognized the vital necessity of gaining Einstein's support as the world faced the shocking implications of Heisenberg's principle.--From publisher description
The science of Jurassic Park and the lost world, or, How to build a dinosaur by Rob DeSalle( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the motion picture Jurassic Park as a starting point, DeSalle and Lindley discuss how possible it would actually be to clone dinosaurs from DNA found in prehistoric blood and what problems might be encountered in creating a complete genetic blueprint, an egg, and a suitable habitat
Where does the weirdness go? : why quantum mechanics is strange, but not as strange as you think by David Lindley( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few revolutions in science have been more far-reaching - but less understood - than the quantum revolution in physics. Everyday experience cannot prepare us for the strange phenomena of the subatomic world, where quantum effects become all important. Here, particles can look like waves, and vice versa; electrons seem to lose their identity and instead take on a shifting, unpredictable appearance that depends on how they are being observed; and a single photon may sometimes behave as if it could be in two places at once. In the world of quantum mechanics, uncertainty and ambiguity become not just unavoidable, but essential ingredients of science. But then comes an even more disturbing thought: When we look at the world around us, why do we not see the quantum weirdness that pervades its most fundamental structure? If the familiar world of everyday experience is built from ambiguous and unreliable subatomic ingredients, how can it be as solid, dependable, and predictable as we know it to be? David Lindley explains how physicists are finally beginning to find an answer to the most perplexing question of all: How does our Newtonian world arise from its quantum foundations? With that understanding, Lindley brings the quantum revolution full circle, showing how the familiar and trustworthy reality of the world around us is actually a consequence of the ineffable uncertainty of the subatomic quantum world - the world we can't see
The dream universe : how fundamental physics lost its way by David Lindley( Book )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early seventeenth century Galileo broke free from the hold of ancient Platonic and Aristotelian philosophy. He drastically changed the framework through which we view the natural world when he asserted that we should base our theory of reality on what we can observe rather than pure thought. In the process, he invented what we would come to call science. This set the stage for all the breakthroughs that followed--from Kepler to Newton to Einstein. But in the early twentieth century when quantum physics, with its deeply complex mathematics, entered into the picture, something began to change. Many physicists began looking to the equations first and physical reality second. As we investigate realms further and further from what we can see and what we can test, we must look to elegant, aesthetically pleasing equations to develop our conception of what reality is. As a result, much of theoretical physics today is something more akin to the philosophy of Plato than the science to which the physicists are heirs. In The Dream Universe, Lindley asks what is science when it becomes completely untethered from measurable phenomena?
Webster's New World dictionary of science( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over seven thousand alphabetically arranged entries that provide definitions of science terms, covering a range of scientific disciplines; and includes illustrations and diagrams, feature articles, quotations, and chronologies
The quantum world by David Lindley( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum physics, quantum theory
Cosmology and particle physics( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Unbestimmbarkeit der Welt Heisenberg und der Kampf um die Seele der Physik by David Lindley( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of Jurassic Park and the Lost World by Rob DeSalle( Recording )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rob DeSalle, associate curator of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and David Lindley, a physicist and editor at Science News Magazine, demystify the world of cloning and recombinant DNA in this engaging and educational audio version of their book
Incertidumbre : Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr y la lucha por la esencia de la ciencia by David Lindley( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1927, el joven físico alemán Werner Heisenberg introducía "el principio de incertidumbre", desafiando el paradigma científico imperante desde hacía siglos. A partir de sus propios descubrimientos sobre la teoría quántica, demostró que, en muchas mediciones físicas, tan sólo se obtenía una porción de información al precio de perder otra. El principio de Heisenberg implicaba que los conceptos científicos no son absolutos, sino que su significado depende de los experimentos realizados para su obtención. De esta manera, se minaba la creencia de que la ciencia podía revelar el mundo físico con una precisión y detalle sin límites, y se contraponía directamente a la posición del reverenciado Albert Einstein. Incerteza es la crónica del nacimiento y la evolución de uno de los descubrimientos más significativos en la historia de la ciencia moderna, y retrata la pugna desatada entre ideas y personalidades contrapuestas. Heisenberg representaba a la nueva generación de físicos que buscaba derrotar las viejas concepciones, gracias a la teoría quántica. Niels Bohr, mentor de Heisenberg, comprendió que su alumno tenía razón, pero que la nueva teoría sólo podría imponerse con la convencida ayuda de su amigo Einstein
The science of Jurassic Park, or, How to build a dinosaur by Rob DeSalle( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the author's success in isolating some of the oldest DNA ever discovered, cites humorous bloopers from "Jurassic Park," and details the ongoing search for the perfect egg
The dream universe : how fundamental physics lost its way by David Lindley( )

4 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid and captivating narrative about how modern science broke free of ancient philosophy, and how theoretical physics is returning to its unscientific roots.In the early 17th century Galileo broke free from the hold of ancient Platonic and Aristotelian philosophy. He drastically changed the framework through which we view the natural world when he asserted that we should base our theory of reality on what we can observe rather than pure thought. In the process, he invented what we would come to call science. This set the table for all the breakthroughs that followed--from Kepler to Newton to Einstein. But in the early twentieth century when quantum physics, with its deeply complex mathematics, entered into the picture, something began to change. Many physicists began looking to the equations first and physical reality second. As we investigate realms further and further from what we can see and what we can test, we must look to elegant, aesthetically-pleasing equations to develop our conception of what reality is. As a result, much of theoretical physics today is something more akin to the philosophy of Plato than the science to which the physicists are heirs. In The Dream Universe, Lindley asks what is science when it becomes completely untethered from measurable phenomena?
Comment fabriquer un dinosaure : la science de Jurassic Park by Rob DeSalle( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cómo fabricar un dinosaurio : la ciencia de Parque jurásico y El mundo perdido by Rob DeSalle( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Science de Jurassic Park : Comment fabriquer un dinosaure by Rob DeSalle( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A partir de manipulations génétiques, la science moderne peut-elle ambitionner de faire revivre des espèces disparues? Qu'est-ce qui est vrai et qu'est-ce qui est faux dans le scénario de Jurassic Park? Et que sait-on vraiment aujourd'hui des dinosaures?
The song of myself : a new verse translation of The Bhagavad Gita by David Lindley( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryōshi rikigaku no kimyōna tokoro ga omottahodo kimyōdenai wake by David Lindley( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Degrees Kelvin : a tale of genius, invention, and tragedy
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Boltzmann's atom : the great debate that launched a revolution in physicsThe end of physics : the myth of a unified theoryUncertainty : Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the struggle for the soul of scienceThe science of Jurassic Park and the lost world, or, How to build a dinosaurWhere does the weirdness go? : why quantum mechanics is strange, but not as strange as you thinkWebster's New World dictionary of scienceThe science of Jurassic Park and the Lost WorldThe science of Jurassic Park, or, How to build a dinosaur
Alternative Names
David Lindley British physicist

David Lindley Brits natuurkundige

David Lindley físic britànic

David Lindley físico británico

David Lindley physicien britannique

Lindley, David

ديفيد يندلي فيزيائي بريطاني

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린드리, 데이비드 1956-

린들리, 데이비드 1956-

린들리, 데이빗 1956-

リンドリー, デヴィッド

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