WorldCat Identities

Roberts, Siobhan

Works: 9 works in 38 publications in 4 languages and 1,462 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  History 
Classifications: QA29.C685, 510.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Siobhan Roberts
King of infinite space : Donald Coxeter, the man who saved geometry by Siobhan Roberts ( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles the life and work of mathematician Donald Coxeter, discussing his efforts to prove geometry is an ever-evolving endeavor that forms the building blocks for creation
Wind wizard : Alan G. Davenport and the art of wind engineering by Siobhan Roberts ( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With Wind Wizard, Siobhan Roberts brings us the story of Alan Davenport (1932-2009), the father of modern wind engineering, who investigated how wind navigates the obstacle course of the earth's natural and built environments--and how, when not properly heeded, wind causes buildings and bridges to teeter unduly, sway with abandon, and even collapse. In 1964, Davenport received a confidential telephone call from two engineers requesting tests on a pair of towers that promised to be the tallest in the world. His resulting wind studies on New York's World Trade Center advanced the art and science of wind engineering with one pioneering innovation after another. Establishing the first dedicated "boundary layer" wind tunnel laboratory for civil engineering structures, Davenport enabled the study of the atmospheric region from the earth's surface to three thousand feet, where the air churns with turbulent eddies, the average wind speed increasing with height. The boundary layer wind tunnel mimics these windy marbled striations in order to test models of buildings and bridges that inevitably face the wind when built. Over the years, Davenport's revolutionary lab investigated and improved the wind-worthiness of the world's greatest structures, including the Sears Tower, the John Hancock Tower, Shanghai's World Financial Center, the CN Tower, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the Sunshine Skyway, and the proposed crossing for the Strait of Messina, linking Sicily with mainland Italy. Chronicling Davenport's innovations by analyzing select projects, this popular-science book gives an illuminating behind-the-scenes view into the practice of wind engineering, and insight into Davenport's steadfast belief that there is neither a structure too tall nor too long, as long as it is supported by sound wind science
Brian Groombridge : essays by Brian Groombridge ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il re dello spazio infinito : storia dell'uomo che salvò la geometria by Siobhan Roberts ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tamentai to uchū no nazo ni sematta kikagakusha by Siobhan Roberts ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Genius at play : the curious mathematical mind of john horton conway by Siobhan Roberts ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scattering of seeds : the creation of Canada : a teaching guide by Lindalee Tracey ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King of infinte space : Donald Coxeter, the mand who saved geometry by Siobhan Roberts ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Mémoires d'un pays : guide d'enseignement : saison 1, épisodes 1 à 13 ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.00 for King of in ... to 1.00 for Mémoires ...)
Alternative Names
ロバーツ, シュボーン
English (31)
Italian (3)
Japanese (2)
French (2)