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Singh, Simon

Overview
Works: 119 works in 683 publications in 24 languages and 14,241 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Film adaptations  Miscellanea  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Popular works  Humor  Thrillers (Television programs)  Political television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: QA244, 530.11
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Simon Singh
The code book : the evolution of secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots, to quantum cryptography by Simon Singh( Book )

66 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the world of codes includes a history of how they have affected the world, from the World Wars to the death of Mary, Queen of Scots, and also looks at what the future holds for the field of cryptography
Fermat's enigma : the quest to solve the world's greatest mathematical problem by Simon Singh( Book )

36 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fermat's Last Theorem became the Holy Grail of mathematics. Whole and colorful lives were devoted, and even sacrificed, to finding a proof. Leonhard Euler, the greatest mathematician of the eighteenth century, had to admit defeat. Sophie Germain took on the identity of a man to do research in a field forbidden to females, and made the most significant breakthrough of the nineteenth century. The dashing Evariste Galois scribbled down the results of his research deep into the night before venturing out to die in a duel in 1832. Yutaka Taniyama, whose insights would ultimately lead to the solution, tragically killed himself in 1958. On the other hand, Paul Wolfskehl, a famous German industrialist, claimed Fermat had saved him from suicide, and established a rich prize for the first person to prove the theorem. And then came Princeton professor Andrew Wiles, who had dreamed of proving Fermat's Last Theorem ever since he first read of it as a boy of ten in his local library. In 1993, some 356 years after Fermat's challenge, and after seven years of working in isolation and secrecy - "a kind of private and very personal battle I was engaged in"--Wiles stunned the world by announcing a proof, though his own journey would be far from over. Fermat's Enigma is the story of the epic quest to solve the greatest math problem of all time. A human drama of high dreams, intellectual brilliance, and extraordinary determination, it will bring the history and culture of mathematics into exciting focus for all who read it
Big bang : the origin of the universe by Simon Singh( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of the many brilliant, often eccentric scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging cosmos. From such early Greek cosmologists as Anaximander to recent satellite measurements taken deep in space, Big Bang is a narrative full of anecdotes and personal histories. Simon Singh tells the centuries-long story of mankind's attempt to understand how the universe came to be, a story which itself begins some 14 billion years ago (give or take a billion years)."--Jacket
Trick or treatment : the undeniable facts about alternative medicine by Simon Singh( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this groundbreaking analysis, over thirty of the most popular treatments--acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic, and herbal medicines--are examined for their benefits and potential dangers. Questions answered include: What works and what doesn't? What are the secrets, and what are the lies? Who can you trust, and who is ripping you off? Can science decide what is best, or do the old wives' tales really tap into ancient, superior wisdom? In their scrutiny of alternative and complementary cures, authors Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst also strive to reassert the primacy of the scientific method as a means for determining public health practice and policy.--From publisher description
The code book : how to make it, break it, hack it, crack it by Simon Singh( Book )

87 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of codes and the methodologies for forming and breaking them, from ancient times to modern computers. It's known as the science of secrecy. Cryptography: the encoding and decoding of private information. And it is history's most fascinating story of intrigue and cunning. From Julius Caesar and his Caesar Cipher to the code used by Mary Queen of Scots and her conspiracy to the use of the Engima machine during the Second World War, Simon Singh follows the evolution of secret writing. Accessible, compelling, and timely, this international bestseller, now adapted for young people, is sure to make readers see the past-and the future-in a whole new way
The Simpsons and their mathematical secrets by Simon Singh( Book )

41 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simon Singh, author of the bestsellers Fermat's Enigma, The Code Book, and The Big Bang, offers fascinating new insights into the celebrated television series The Simpsons: That the show drip-feeds morsels of number theory into the minds of its viewers--indeed, that there are so many mathematical references in the show, and in its sister program, Futurama, that they could form the basis of an entire university course. Recounting memorable episodes from "Bart the Genius" to "Homer3," Singh brings alive intriguing and meaningful mathematical concepts--ranging from the mathematics of pi and the paradox of infinity to the origin of numbers and the most profound outstanding problems that haunt today's generation of mathematicians. In the process, he illuminates key moments in the history of mathematics, and introduces us to The Simpsons' brilliant writing team--the likes of David X. Cohen, Al Jean, Jeff Westbrook, and Stewart Burns, all of whom have various advanced degrees in mathematics, physics, and other sciences. Based on interviews with the writers of The Simpsons and replete with images from the shows, facsimiles of scripts, paintings and drawings, and other imagery, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets will give anyone who reads it an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history"--
Fermat's last theorem : the story of a riddle that confounded the world's greatest minds for 358 years by Simon Singh( Book )

50 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a puzzle that every child can understand but has baffled mathematicians for 300 years. Aged ten, Andrew Wiles stumbled across the puzzle, leading to a lifelong obsession with solving the world's greatest mathematical problem. A story of human endeavour and intellectual brilliance, for all readers
Le Dernier théorème de Fermat : l'histoire de l'énigme qui a défié les plus grands esprits du monde pendant 358 ans by Simon Singh( Book )

92 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depuis les pythagoriciens jusqu'aux efforts d'Andrew Wiles pour résoudre le casse-tête de Fermat, un récit complet et enrichissant de l'une des plus grandes aventures de la pensée mathématique
Big bang : the most important scientific discovery of all time and why you need to know about it by Simon Singh( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of the many brilliant, often eccentric scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging cosmos. From such early Greek cosmologists as Anaximander to recent satellite measurements taken deep in space, Big Bang is a narrative full of anecdotes and personal histories. Simon Singh tells the centuries-long story of mankind's attempt to understand how the universe came to be, a story which itself begins some 14 billion years ago (give or take a billion years)."--BOOK JACKET
Trick or treatment? : Alternative medicine on trial by Simon Singh( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an examination and judgement of more than thirty of the most treatments in alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic and herbal medicine
Proof by John Madden( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes mathematician Andrew Wiles' quest to prove Fermat's Last Theorem and shows complex mathematical concepts with the help of computer animation
Fermats letzter Satz : die abenteuerliche Geschichte eines mathematischen Rätsels by Simon Singh( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in German and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire des codes secrets : De l'Egypte des Pharaons à l'ordinateur quantique by Simon Singh( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dès la plus haute Antiquité, militaires, hommes d'Etat ou amants ont cherché à mettre au point les codes secrets les plus inviolables possibles. Ce livre retrace les grandes étapes de l'histoire de la lutte sans fin qui oppose ceux qui les inventent à ceux qui les percent
De oerknal : de belangrijkste wetenschappelijke ontdekking ooit by Simon Singh( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace l'histoire des recherches scientifiques sur la création de l'Univers et de la théorie du big-bang
The science of secrecy : the secret history of codes and codebreaking by Simon Singh( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big Bang : der Ursprung des Kosmos und die Erfindung der modernen Naturwissenschaft by Simon Singh( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E=mc² : a biography of the world's most famous equation by David Bodanis( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the "life" of Einstein's theory of relativity, discussing the scientific knowledge that led to it and describing its influence on the world, including the scientific discoveries it made possible
Gesund ohne Pillen - was kann die Alternativmedizin? by Simon Singh( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Code : de wedloop tussen makers en brekers van geheime codes en cijferschrift by Simon Singh( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Code Book" tells the story of the most powerful intellectual weapon ever known: secrecy. Throughout the text are clear technical and mathematical explanations, and portraits of the remarkable personalities who wrote and broke the world's most difficult codes. Accessible, compelling, and remarkably far-reaching, this book will forever alter your view of history and what drives it. It will also make you wonder how private that e-mail you just sent really is
The death of the dinosaur( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewers follow scientists as they trace the evidence deep into the earth's core of molten metal and learn why these deadly eruptions that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs were so vital to the progress of evolution
 
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Alternative Names
Simon Singh britischer Autor

Simon Singh British author

Simon Singh britisk fysikar og skribent

Simon Singh britisk fysiker og skribent

Simon Singh Brits schrijver

Simon Singh britský popularizátor vědy

Simon Singh brittisk författare

Simon Singh écrivain britannique

Simon Singh scrittore britannico

Саймон Сингх британский научно-популярный писатель

Сингх, Саймон

סיימון סינג

סיימון סינג סופר בריטי

סינג, סיימון

סינג, סימון, 1964-

சைமன் சிங்

싱, 사이먼 1964-

サイモン・シン

シン, サイモン

西蒙·辛格

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Fermat's enigma : the quest to solve the world's greatest mathematical problemBig bang : the origin of the universeTrick or treatment : the undeniable facts about alternative medicineThe code book : how to make it, break it, hack it, crack itFermat's last theorem : the story of a riddle that confounded the world's greatest minds for 358 yearsLe Dernier théorème de Fermat : l'histoire de l'énigme qui a défié les plus grands esprits du monde pendant 358 ansBig bang : the most important scientific discovery of all time and why you need to know about itTrick or treatment? : Alternative medicine on trial