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Roberts, Siobhan

Works: 11 works in 35 publications in 4 languages and 1,995 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QA29.C685, 510.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Siobhan Roberts
Genius at play : the curious mind of John Horton Conway by Siobhan Roberts( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life and accomplishments of the mathematician who inveted game theory, focusing on his quirky and nontraditional methods of teaching at Princeton University
Wind wizard : Alan G. Davenport and the art of wind engineering by Siobhan Roberts( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 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. Some images
Brian Groombridge by Brian Groombridge( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il re dello spazio infinito : storia dell'uomo che salvò la geometria by Siobhan Roberts( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Italian and held by 14 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

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

Donald in wonderland : the many-faceted life of H. S. M. Coxeter by Siobhan Roberts( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A scattering of seeds. the creation of Canada( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A series exploring the dreams, daring and determination of Canada's first immigrants. It is a journey into the hopes and triumphs of those who build a nation. Draws on a rich archive of home movies, photographs, letters home, diaries and oral history. These are personal portraits celebrating the diversity of the first families who arrived during Canada's formative years of nation building."--Distributor's leaflet
Genius at play the curious mind of John Horton Conway by Siobhan Roberts( Book )

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

John Horton Conway is a singular mathematician with a lovely loopy brain. At Cambridge, Conway wrestled with "Monstrous Moonshine," discovered the aptly named surreal numbers, and invented the cult classic Game of Life - more than just a cool fad, Life demonstrates how simplicity generates complexity and provides an analogy for mathematics and the entire universe. As a "mathemagician" at Princeton, he used ropes, dice, pennies, coat hangers, even the occasional Slinky, as props to extend his winning imagination and share his many nerdish delights. He granted Roberts full access to his idiosyncrasies and intellect both, though not without the occasional grumble: "Oh hell," he'd say. "You're not going to put that in the book. Are you?!? (bron: cover)
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

King of infinite space : Donald Coxeter, the man who saved geometry by Siobhan Roberts( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 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
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로버츠, 시오반

ロバーツ, シュボーン