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Brooks, Michael 1970-

Overview
Works: 33 works in 174 publications in 6 languages and 4,528 library holdings
Genres: History  Trivia and miscellanea  Popular works  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Narrator, win, htt
Classifications: Q182.3, 500
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Brooks
13 things that don't make sense : the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time by Michael Brooks( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Michael Brooks's popular article for New Scientist--one of the most forwarded articles in the magazine's online history--13 Things That Don't Make Sense tackles the most hotly debated topics in science today, from the placebo effect to life on Mars, and shows how these conundrums are changing the way scientists approach their work and why these issues will define science in the twenty-first century
Free radicals : the secret anarchy of science by Michael Brooks( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the extreme lengths to which scientists have gone to make discoveries, sharing colorful stories of drug use, mystical visions, and cheating by famous figures from Newton and Einstein to Watson and Crick
At the edge of uncertainty : 11 discoveries taking science by surprise by Michael Brooks( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines controversial new developments in biology, cosmology, and other scientific fields that may radically change current understandings of these subjects
The quantum astrologer's handbook by Michael Brooks( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2021 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Daily Telegraph book of the year. This is a landmark in science writing that resurrects from the vaults of neglect the polymath Jerome Cardano, a Milanese of the sixteenth century. Who is he? A gambler and blasphemer, inventor and chancer, plagued by demons and anxieties, astrologer to kings, emperors, and popes, and the unacknowledged discoverer of the mathematical foundations of quantum physics. The Quantum Astrologer's Handbook, like Jerome, has multiple occupations: it is at once a biography, a history of science, an explanation of quantum theory, and an engrossing story which reads like the best kind of novel. It is a science book like no other about a scientist like no other."--Amazon
Quantum computing and communications by Michael Brooks( Book )

17 editions published in 1999 in English and German and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quantum control is set to revolutionize many aspects of computing and communications, promising, among other things, super-fast computation and completely secure data transmission. Quantum Computing and Communications brings you right up to speed on this breakthrough technology and delivers essential information about the background to, and basics of, Quantum Computing and Communications; provides an overview of worldwide trends and developments; includes expert opinions on prospects and potential growth in the field; and defines major terms used in teaching, researching and learning."--Jacket
13 things that don't make sense : the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time by Michael Brooks( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tackles the most hotly debated topics in science today, from the placebo effect to life on Mars, and shows how these conundrums are changing the way scientists approach their work and why these issues will define science in the twenty-first century
Science(ish) : the peculiar science behind the movies by Rick Edwards( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering movies from 28 Days later to Ex Machina, this is a ... ride through astrophysics, neuroscience, psychology, botany, artificial intelligence, evolution and plenty more subjects you've always wanted to grasp."--Book jacket
Physics by Michael Brooks( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts address the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, and provides answers from history's great thinkers. This ambitious project is a unique distillation of humanity's best ideas. In Big Questions: Physics, Michael Brooks answers the 20 key questions: What is the point of physics' Is everything ultimately random' What is time' Why is there no such thing as a free lunch' What happened to SchrOdinger's cat' Can I change the universe with a single glance' Are solids really solid' Which is nature's strongest force' Why does an apple fall' Do we live in a computer simulation' What is light' Is Earth's magnetic shield failing' Am I unique in the universe' Does chaos theory spell disaster' Can we travel through time' Is string theory really about strings' Why does E=mc2' What is the God Particle' Why is there something rather than nothing' What is the ultimate nature of reality'
Can we travel through time? : the 20 big questions in physics by Michael Brooks( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can We Travel Through Time? addresses 20 of the most fundamental and frequently asked questions in physics. What is the God particle? Does chaos theory spell disaster? Am I unique in the universe? What is light? Each 3,000 word essay examines these eternally perplexing questions in a way that is comprehensible to everyone, providing the ultimate guide to understanding the very nature of the world we live in."--Publisher's description
Chance : from genetic forecasting to winning the lottery - can science show us how to beat the odds? by Michael Brooks( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freie Radikale - warum Wissenschaftler sich nicht an Regeln halten by Michael Brooks( )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In der Wissenschaft geht alles Wir stellen uns die Wissenschaften und besonders die Naturwissenschaften oft als den Inbegriff der Vernunft vor: kühl, logisch, objektiv und frei von menschlichen Fehlern und Gefühlen. Doch Wissenschaft wird von Wissenschaftlern gemacht - und die sind nichts von alledem, sagt Michael Brooks. Für die bedeutsamen Fortschritte in der Forschung sorgen fast immer die subversiven Radikalen, die sich ganz ihrer Mission verschreiben und lieber Revolutionen anzetteln, als sich an die Regeln zu halten. Um einen Durchbruch zu erzielen oder an die Spitze zu gelangen, scheuten die berühmtesten Denker vor nichts zurück: Einstein folgte mystischen Visionen, Galilei täuschte und betrog, Steve Jobs nahm Drogen. Einige führten gewagte Experimente mit sich selbst und mit anderen durch, und manche kamen dabei sogar zu Tode. Der Bestsellerautor Michael Brooks belegt seine These an zahlreichen Beispielen - und mit einem Augenzwinkern. Er zeigt, dass die wirklich bahnbrechende Wissenschaft nur selten das Ergebnis penibler Forschungsarbeit ist. Sie bricht vielmehr alle Konventionen, schert sich wenig um die Folgen und zelebriert ihre geheime Anarchie. Brooks zeigt uns die radikalen Forscher: verrückt, böse und gefährlich. The Times Der Autor Michael Brooks ist leitender Redakteur beim New Scientist und Autor mehrerer Sachbücher, darunter Die großen Fragen - Physik (ebenfalls bei Springer Spektrum erschienen) und 13 unerklärliche Dinge: Die faszinierendsten wissenschaftlichen Rätsel unserer Zeit
At the edge of uncertainty : 11 discoveries taking science by surprise by Michael Brooks( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bestselling author of Free Radicals takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the most controversial areas of modern scienceThe atom, the big bang, DNA, natural selection'all are ideas that have revolutionized science; and all were dismissed out of hand when they first appeared. The surprises haven't stopped in recent years, and in At the Edge of Uncertainty, bestselling author Michael Brooks investigates the new wave of radical insights that are shaping the future of scientific discovery.Brooks takes us to the extreme frontiers of what we understand about the world. He journeys from the observations that might rewrite our story of how the cosmos came to be, through the novel biology behind our will to live, and on to the physiological root of consciousness. Along the way, he examines how it's time to redress the gender imbalance in clinical trials, explores how merging humans with other species might provide a solution to the shortage of organ donors, and finds out whether the universe really is like a computer or if the flow of time is a mere illusion
Hollywood wants to kill you : the peculiar science of death in the movies by Rick Edwards( Book )

7 editions published between 2019 and 2021 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asteroids, killer sharks, nuclear bombs, viruses, deadly robots, climate change, the apocalypse, why is Hollywood so obsessed with death and the end of the world? And how seriously should we take the dystopian visions of our favourite films? With wit, intelligence and irreverence, Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks explore the science of death and mass destruction through some of our best-loved Hollywood blockbusters. From Armageddon and Dr Strangelove to The Terminator and Contagion, they investigate everything from astrophysics to AI, with hilarious and captivating consequences. Packed with illustrations, fascinating facts and numerous spoilers, Hollywood Wants to Kill You is the perfect way into the science of our inevitable demise
The secret anarchy of science by Michael Brooks( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than a century, science has cultivated a sober public image for itself. But as bestselling author Michael Brooks explains, the truth is very different: many of our most successful scientists have more in common with libertines than librarians. Scientists present themselves as cool, logical and level-headed, but the truth is they will do anything: take drugs, steal, lie and even cheat - in the pursuit of new discoveries
Chance : the science and secrets of luck, randomness and probability by Michael Brooks( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For you to be here today reading this requires a mind-boggling series of lucky breaks, starting with the Big Bang and ending in your own conception. So it's not surprising that we persist in thinking that we're in with a chance, whether we're playing the lottery or working out the likelihood of extra-terrestrial life. In Chance, a (not entirely) random selection of the New Scientist's sharpest minds provide fascinating insights into luck, randomness, risk and probability. From the secrets of coincidence to placing the perfect bet, the science of random number generation to the surprisingly haphazard decisions of criminal juries, it explores these and many other tantalising questions. Following on from the bestselling Nothing and Question Everything, this book will open your eyes to the weird and wonderful world of chance - and help you see when some things, in fact, aren't random at all
Entanglement by Michael Brooks( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathaniel Virgo is a London based journalist who has recently been asked to cover the science beat by his editor at the Herald. Rather reluctantly, he attends a Quantum conference in Baltimore and is given a disk by a scientist he doesn't know. On his return to London he discovers that the man who gave him the disk has died
Chance : the science and secrets of luck, randomness and probablilty( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For you to be here today reading this requires a mind-boggling series of lucky breaks, starting with the Big Bang and ending in your own conception. So it's not surprising that we persist in thinking that we're in with a chance, whether we're playing the lottery or working out the likelihood of extra-terrestrial life. In Chance, a (not entirely) random selection of the New Scientist's sharpest minds provide fascinating insights into luck, randomness, risk and probability. From the secrets of coincidence to placing the perfect bet, the science of random number generation to the surprisingly haphazard decisions of criminal juries, it will explore these, and many other, tantalising questions. Following on from the bestselling Nothing and Question Everything, this book will open your eyes to the weird and wonderful world of chance - and help you see when some things, in fact, aren't random at all
Science(ish) : the peculiar science behind the movies by Rick Edwards( Recording )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can we resurrect dinosaurs, Jurassic Park-style? Are we living in The Matrix's digital simulation? Do aliens with acid blood exist somewhere in the universe? Will we ever go back and visit 1955? And just why were the original Planet of the Ape movies so terrible? In Science(ish), Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks confront all the questions that your favourite movies provoke. Inspired by their award-winning podcast, this popular (hopefully) science (definitely) book dedicates each chapter to a different sci-fi classic, and wittily explores the fascinating issues that arise. Covering movies from 28 Days Later to Ex Machina, this is a joyous ride through astrophysics, neuroscience, psychology, botany, artificial intelligence, evolution, and plenty more subjects you've always wanted to grasp
The ten most beautiful experiments by George Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten most fascinating experiments in the history of science--moments when a curious soul posed a particularly eloquent question to nature and received a crisp, unambiguous reply. Johnson takes us to those times when the world seemed filled with mysterious forces, when scientists were dazzled by light, by electricity, and by the beating of the hearts they laid bare on the dissecting table. For all of them, diligence was rewarded. In an instant, confusion was swept aside and something new about nature leaped into view. In bringing us these stories, Johnson restores some of the romance to science, reminding us of the existential excitement of a single soul staring down the unknown.--From publisher description
13 rzeczy, które nie mają sensu by Michael Brooks( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Polish and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning disciplines from biology to cosmology, chemistry to psychology to physics, Michael Brooks thrillingly captures the excitement of scientific discovery. Science's best-kept secret is this: even today, thereare experimental results that the most brilliant scientists cannot explain. In the past, similar "anomalies" have revolutionized our world. If history is any precedent, we should look to today's inexplicable results to forecast the future of science. Michael Brooks heads to the scientific frontier to confront thirteen modern-day anomalies and what they might reveal about tomorrow's breakthroughs. From the Trade Paperback edition
 
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