WorldCat Identities

Dolnick, Edward 1952-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 153 publications in 9 languages and 8,412 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Art  Biographies  Travel writing  True adventure stories  True crime stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: F788, 759.9492
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Edward Dolnick
The clockwork universe : Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of the modern world by Edward Dolnick( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "New York Times" Bestselling author presents the true story of a pivotal moment in modern history when a group of strange, tormented geniuses--Isaac Newton chief among them--invented science and remade our understanding of the world
The forger's spell : a true story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the twentieth century by Edward Dolnick( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As riveting as a World War II thriller, The Forger's Spell is the true story of Johannes Vermeer and the small-time Dutch painter, Han van Meegeren, who dared to impersonate Vermeer centuries later. The con man's mark was Hermann Goering, one of the most reviled leaders of Nazi Germany and a fanatic collector of art
Down the great unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon by Edward Dolnick( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on the journals of the great explorer of the Grand Canyon to offer a detailed account of his meticulous, often perilous journey through the famous canyon
The rescue artist : a true story of art, thieves, and the hunt for a missing masterpiece by Edward Dolnick( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the predawn gloom of a February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and snatched one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's The Scream. Baffled and humiliated, the Norwegian police called on the world's greatest art detective, a half-English, half-American undercover cop named Charley Hill. In this rollicking narrative, author Dolnick takes us inside the art underworld. The trail leads high and low, from titled aristocrats to thick-necked thugs. We meet Munch, too, a haunted misfit who spends his evenings drinking in the Black Piglet Café and his nights feverishly trying to capture in paint the visions in his head. The most compelling character of all is Charley Hill, a complicated mix of brilliance, foolhardiness, and charm.--From publisher description
Seeds of life : from Aristotle to Da Vinci, from sharks' teeth to frogs' pants, the long and strange quest to discover where babies come from by Edward Dolnick( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the end of the seventeenth century, explorers had circled the globe and mapped the heavens. Scientists had calculated the weight of the Earth, traced the paths of comets, and divined the secrets of the Milky Way. But at the dawn of the modern age, the deeper scientific riddle of all lay unsolved: Where do babies come from? Throughout most of human history, babies were surprises. People knew the basics: men and women had sex, and sometimes babies followed. But beyond that, the origins of life were a colossal mystery--a mystery that would take centuries of wild theories, misogynist blunders, and mistakes to solve. The author investigates the early scientists who sought answers. The author's investigation careens from theaters of anatomy, where spectators gawked at dissected bodies; to princes' private museums; to a seaside laboratory in Naples, Italy where a researcher peered into his microscope and first witnessed the union of sperm and egg. The author also introduces a Danish physician who began by studying sharks' teeth and ended by finding the secret of human eggs. Another researcher, who was a Catholic priest, outfitted male frogs in tiny boxer shorts to prove that semen had to touch eggs to fertilize them. This book presents our greatest scientists struggling--against their perceptions, their religious beliefs, and their deep-seated prejudices--to uncover the deepest mysteries of life"--Book cover
The rush : America's fevered quest for fortune, 1848-1853 by Edward Dolnick( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the adventurous prospectors who traversed the United States in 1848 in response to rumors of gold in the Sacramento Valley, detailing the rough and rowdy cities that popped up, seemingly out of thin air, to accommodate the treasure-seekers
Madness on the couch : blaming the victim in the heyday of psychoanalysis by Edward Dolnick( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the golden age of "talk therapy," the 1950s and 1960s, psychotherapists saw no limit to what they could do. Believing they had already explained the origins of war, homosexuality, anti-Semitism, and a host of neurotic ailments, they set out to conquer one of mankind's oldest and fiercest foes, mental illness. In Madness on the Couch, veteran science writer Edward Dolnick tells the tragic story of that confrontation. ... Madness on the Couch uses the voices of therapists as well as those of patients and their loved ones to describe the controversial methods used to treat the mentally ill, and their heartbreaking consequences. We see the leading lights of psychotherapy at work, including tiny, grandmotherly Frieda Fromm-Reichmann; gawky Gregory Bateson, either a genius or a charlatan, depending on whom one asked; and birdlike R.D. Laing, a slender figure with dark, deep-set eyes and the charisma of a rock star. We meet, too, scientists and family members who fought the reigning dogma of the day. Bernard Rimland, for example, set out to refute the claim that autism was caused by "refrigerator" parents whose coldness had turned their children into zombies. Rimland's only "credential" in his battle with the experts was the fact that his son was autistic. A gripping tale of hubris, arrogant pride, and terrible heartbreak, Madness on the Couch ... shows us convincingly that in attempting to cure mental illness through talk therapy, psychoanalysis did infinitely more harm than good."--Jacket
Stealing The Scream : the hunt for a missing masterpiece by Edward Dolnick( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the predawn gloom of a February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and snatched one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's The Scream. Baffled and humiliated, the Norwegian police called on the world's greatest art detective, a half-English, half-American undercover cop named Charley Hill. In this rollicking narrative, author Dolnick takes us inside the art underworld. The trail leads high and low, from titled aristocrats to thick-necked thugs. We meet Munch, too, a haunted misfit who spends his evenings drinking in the Black Piglet Café and his nights feverishly trying to capture in paint the visions in his head. The most compelling character of all is Charley Hill, a complicated mix of brilliance, foolhardiness, and charm--From publisher description
Down the great unknown : [John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon] by Edward Dolnick( Recording )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story of John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey through the Grand Canyon is based on rarely examined diaries and journals and is the first telling of the full story of the expedition
The rescue artist a true story of art, thieves, and the hunt for a missing masterpiece by Edward Dolnick( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the predawn hours of a gloomy February day in 1994, two thieves entered the National Gallery in Oslo and made off with one of the world's most famous paintings, Edvard Munch's Scream. It was a brazen crime committed while the whole world was watching the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. Baffled and humiliated, the Norwegian police turned to the one man they believed could help: a half English, half American undercover cop named Charley Hill, the world's greatest art detective
The rush : America's fevered quest for fortune, 1848-1853 : a new history of the Gold Rush by Edward Dolnick( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting portrait of the Gold Rush, by the award-winning author of Down the Great Unknown and The Forger's Spell. In the spring of 1848, rumors began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. A year later, newspaper headlines declared "Gold Fever!" as hundreds of thousands of men and women borrowed money, quit their jobs, and allowed themselves- for the first time ever-to imagine a future of ease and splendor. In THE RUSH, Edward Dolnick brilliantly recounts their treacherous westward journeys by wagon and on foot, and takes us to the frenzied gold fields and the rowdy cities that sprang from nothing to jam-packed chaos. With an enthralling cast of characters and scenes of unimaginable wealth and desperate ruin, THE RUSH is a fascinating-and rollicking-account of the greatest treasure hunt the world has ever seen
Down the great unknown : the conquest of the Grand Canyon by Edward Dolnick( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 24 May 1869, a ragtag band of ten mountain men voyaged down the last unexplored area in the American Southwest. To adventurers of the era the immense Grand Canyon was almost as mysterious as Atlantis - and just as perilous. John Wesley Powell, an eccentric yet highly gifted veteran of the Civil War, drove the expedition with supreme self-confidence and incurable optimism, often clashing with the independent-minded misfits he had hired. Edward Dolnick captures the excitement and fear of the journey in a thrilling narrative that encompasses a cast of memorable heroes and one of the great feats of endurance of all time
The seeds of life : from Aristotle to da Vinci, from sharks' teeth to frogs' pants, the long and strange quest to discover where babies come from by Edward Dolnick( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why cracking the code of human conception took centuries of wild theories, misogynist blunders, and ludicrous mistakesThroughout most of human history, babies were surprises. People knew the basics: men and women had sex, and sometimes babies followed. But beyond that the origins of life were a colossal mystery. The Seeds of Life is the remarkable and rollicking story of how a series of blundering geniuses and brilliant amateurs struggled for two centuries to discover where, exactly, babies come from.Taking a page from investigative thrillers, acclaimed science writer Edward Dolnick looks to these early scientists as if they were detectives hot on the trail of a bedeviling and urgent mystery. These strange searchers included an Italian surgeon using shark teeth to prove that female reproductive organs were not 'failed' male genitalia, and a Catholic priest who designed ingenious miniature pants to prove that frogs required semen to fertilize their eggs.A witty and rousing history of science, The Seeds of Life presents our greatest scientists struggling--against their perceptions, their religious beliefs, and their deep-seated prejudices--to uncover how and where we come from
L'universo meccanico : il racconto dell'astronomia moderna by Edward Dolnick( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rush : America's fevered quest for fortune, 1848-1855 by Edward Dolnick( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the adventurous prospectors who traversed the United States in 1848 in response to rumors of gold in the Sacramento Valley, detailing the rough and rowdy cities that popped up, seemingly out of thin air, to accommodate the treasure-seekers
The rush : America's fevered quest for fortune, 1848-1853 : a new history of the gold rush by Edward Dolnick( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the adventurous prospectors who traversed the United States in 1848 in response to rumors of gold in the Sacramento Valley, detailing the rough and rowdy cities that popped up, seemingly out of thin air, to accommodate the treasure-seekers
Yu zhou de zhong bai : cong tian shi mo gui . lian jin shu zou xiang ke xue ding lu, xian dai shi jie de dan sheng by Edward Dolnick( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu ke yi rang ni kui tan ke xue ming ren bu wei ren zhi de yi mian, Ke yi tian bu ke ben shang suo xue li shi de cang bai yu bo ruo, Ke yi le jie wu li yuan li de lai long qu mai, Ke yi zhi dao ke xue dian tang de jian zao guo cheng. Bu tong de ni ke yi zai zhei ben shu zhao dao bu tong de jing xi
Nowe życie : jak największe umysły wszech czasów odkryły, skąd się biorą dzieci by Edward Dolnick( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nie każdy człowiek zastanawia się nad tym, czy Ziemia jest okrągła lub jak powstają gwiazdy. Ale wszyscy chcą wiedzieć, skąd się biorą dzieci. Przez tysiące lat na to pytanie nikt nie umiał odpowiedzieć. Przez długi czas ludzie wiedzieli tylko jedno – ciąża ma jakiś związek z seksem. Ale co dalej? Dlaczego kobieta nie zachodzi w ciążę po każdym stosunku? Co takiego dzieje się we wnętrzu jej ciała? Długo wierzono, że „gotowy” mały człowiek czeka w mężczyźnie lub w kobiecie na sygnał, by zacząć rosnąć. Przez dekady spierano się, czy to mężczyzna, czy kobieta noszą w sobie życiodajne nasienie. W wielu krajach panował pogląd, że organizm kobiety w ogóle nie współtworzy dziecka, a jest jedynie swego rodzaju inkubatorem dla potomka mężczyzny. Z kolei geniusze tacy jak Newton twierdzili, że sperma to pasożyty niemające nic wspólnego z początkiem życia. Edward Dolnick przedstawia fascynującą historię poszukiwania odpowiedzi na pytanie, które jako dziecko zadaje każdy z nas. Ukazuje naukowców jako detektywów na tropie największej biologicznej zagadki. W porywający sposób przedstawia ich szaleńcze teorie, nowatorskie metody badań i obrazoburcze wnioski. Pokazuje tę niepohamowaną ciekawość, która kazała im odkryć, jak i gdzie bierzemy swój początek." --
Yu zhou de zhong bai : cong tian shi mo gui . lian jin shu zou xiang ke xue ding lu, xian dai shi jie de dan sheng by Duo ni ke( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Clockwork Universe Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World by Edward Dolnick( Recording )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EARLY MODERN HISTORY: C 1450/1500 TO C 1700. "The Clockwork Universe" is the story of a band of men who lived in a world of dirt and disease but pictured a universe that ran like a perfect machine. A meld of history and science, this book is a group portrait of some of the greatest minds who ever lived as they wrestled with natures most sweeping mysteries. The answers they uncovered still hold the key to how we understand the world.At the end of the 17th century, an age of religious wars, plague, and the Great Fire of London when most people saw the world as falling apart, these earliest scientists saw a world of perfect order. They declared that, chaotic as it looked, the universe was in fact as intricate and perfectly regulated as a clock. This was the tail end of Shakespeare's century, when the natural and the supernatural still twined around each other. Disease was a punishment ordained by God, astronomy had not yet broken free from astrology, and the sky was filled with omens
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.19 for The clockw ... to 0.97 for Nowe życi ...)

The clockwork universe : Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the birth of the modern world
Covers
The forger's spell : a true story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the greatest art hoax of the twentieth centuryDown the great unknown : John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand CanyonThe rescue artist : a true story of art, thieves, and the hunt for a missing masterpieceMadness on the couch : blaming the victim in the heyday of psychoanalysisStealing The Scream : the hunt for a missing masterpieceDown the great unknown : [John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey of discovery and tragedy through the Grand Canyon]Down the great unknown : the conquest of the Grand Canyon
Alternative Names
Edward Dolnick American writer

Edward Dolnick Amerikaans schrijver

Edward Dolnick escriptor estatunidenc

Edward Dolnick escritor estadounidense

Edward Dolnick escritor estauxunidense

돌닉, 에드워드 1952-

ドルニック, エドワード

Languages