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Horvitz, Leslie Alan

Overview
Works: 49 works in 138 publications in 6 languages and 8,315 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Biography  Encyclopedias  Quotations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Folklore  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: RA649, B
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Most widely held works by Leslie Alan Horvitz
Level 4 : virus hunters of the CDC by Joseph B McCormick( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal account of the author's work in the ultra high-tech "hot zone" lab that he created at the Centers for Disease Control headquarters in Atlanta battling such viruses as Ebola, Lassa fever, Crimean Congo Hermorrhagic Fever, and AIDS and searching for weapons with which to combat them
Understanding depression : what we know and what you can do about it by J. Raymond DePaulo( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a guide for people who suffer from depression and bipolar disorder and those who care for them, revealing how to identify the problem and find the right kind or treatment
Eureka! : stories of scientific discovery by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the day Archimedes leapt from his bathtub and ran naked through the streets of ancient Syracuse shouting "Eureka!" the history of science has been punctuated by moments of true insight and discovery. Eureka!: Scientific Breakthroughs that Changed the World explores the events and thought processes that led twelve great minds to their "eureka moments." It also explains the profound impact of these discoveries on the way we live, think, and view the world around us. Most of the "instant" discoveries presented here were, in fact, the combined product of determined effort and exceptional feats of vision. You'll learn how, after years of highly focused study, Dmitri Mendeleyev had a vision of the structure of the periodic table form in his mind while playing a card game of his own devising. Alfred Wegener, on the other hand, amassed data from the varied fields of meteorology, seismology, paleontology, zoology, and geology to confirm his intuitive belief in his theory of continental drift-a theory that provoked a storm of outrage from geologists and was not proven until thirty years after his death. You'll also meet "lucky" scientists such as Joseph Priestley, who admitted that he did not know what he was doing when he stumbled upon the existence of oxygen, but realized immediately that he had made a stunningly important discovery. Likewise, Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin by recognizing the importance of a "failed" experiment and rescuing it from the trash bin in his lab. This fascinating and engaging collection of great moments in science is filled with clear explanations, vivid descriptions, and plenty of surprises. It is must reading for anyone interested in science, science history, and the implacable human urge to explore and understand the unknown
Wayne : an abused child's story of courage, survival, and hope by Wayne Theodore( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes growing up with eleven brothers and sisters with a violent father and self-destructive mother who subjected their children to a relentless series of beatings, torture, starvation, and abandonment and his efforts to come to terms with the past and triumph over the horror of his youth
Encyclopedia of war crimes and genocide by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries address topics related to genocide, crimes against humanity and peace, and human rights violations; profile perpetrators including Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot, and Idi Amin; and discuss institutions set up to prosecute these crimes in countries around the world
The essential book of weather lore : time-tested weather wisdom and why the weatherman isn't always right by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces common and ancient weather lore, explaining where it comes from and why it is or is not accurate information, covering such seasonal forecasting topics as temperature, precipitation, drought, sunshine, and storms
The quotable scientist : words of wisdom from Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Galileo, Marie Curie, and more by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eureka! : Scientific Breakthroughs that Changed the World by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of science has been punctuated by moments of true insight and discovery. This book explores events and thought processes that led twelve great minds to their "eureka moments."
The complete idiot's guide to evolution by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dying by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How could a trapper know that by excavating a corpse frozen in the Alaskan wilderness for nearly eighty years he might possibly doom the world? For within the frozen flesh lies a dormant danger waiting to be awakened, a highly contagious virus for which there is no known cure. As the epidemic and the panic spreads across the globe, millions will die a terrible death, their blood thickened in their veins. And one scientist will struggle to solve the riddle of the plague, to unravel a medical mystery that threatens mankind⁵and to uncover a conspiracy of greed, madness and murder
Alpha teach yourself chess in 24 hours by Zsuzsa Polgár( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meg Whitman : president and CEO of eBay by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the chief executive of the popular online auction company, discussing her career development as one of the most powerful women in business
Causes unknown by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Certain that his brother Alan did not commit suicide, Michael Friedlander's findings at the NYC Medical Examiner's office reinforce this theory and make Michael himself a target of those who will do anything to hide the truth
The virus hunters : dispatches from the frontline by Joseph B McCormick( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chess in 24 Hours by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The donors by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in German and English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of an actress exposes a secret network that traffics identities--and lives. On a crisp winter night, glamorous actress Maia Stevens is killed in a car accident. Alone in her car, her body burns to ash. But before long, Michael Reiss in the New York City Chief Medical Examiner's Office discovers a number of strange inconsistencies. At first he suspects foul play, but he soon discovers that the body recovered from the car didn't belong to Maia Stevens at all. If Maia didn't die in the car crash, then where is she? And who is the victim? Under pressure from the Center for Rehabilitative Medicine to keep his findings a secret, Michael begins to suspect that something sinister is at play, something larger than a single faked death. To find the truth, Michael must put his body, his life, and his identity on the line and become someone else
The essential book of weather lore : time-tested weather wisdom from farmers, mariners, gardeners and country folk by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring helpful tips for amateur forecasters on how to predict the weather, an entertaining compilation of timeless weather folklore, trivia, facts, wisdom, and records is organized into sections that cover Months, Seasons, and Climate; Cold Spells, Snow, and Hail; Sunshine, Heat-waves, and Droughts; Cloud, Rain, and Flood; and Storm, Wind, and Tornadoes
Double-blinded by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synbio by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists now have the capacity to hack into DNA the same way that hackers can infiltrate computer systems, manipulating organisms by inserting new DNA or exploiting genetic mutations that can trigger fatal heart attacks or induce bipolar illness or Alzheimer's. These biohackers, as they're known, can perform their experiments in their kitchens using equipment purchased for next to nothing on eBay. Most of these biohackers are like Seth Stringer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who's made a name for himself exploring the frontiers of genetic manipulation. He's young, brash, ambitious, and obsessed with his work, but also a little naive. When his former professor Marcus Adair holds out the possibility of coming to London and going to work for an international pharmaceutical company called Chimera, he jumps at the chance. He can make good money and cement his relationship with his girlfriend, who has misgivings about his future prospects as a breadwinner. He fails to realize until too late that the principal business of Chimera isn't the manufacture of generic drugs but the production of lethal genetic products for well-heeled clients. These are used to assassinate or debilitate presidents, prime ministers, and CEOs using their own DNA against them--a method that not only makes it difficult to identify the perpetrator (a cold virus can deliver the engineered DNA) but makes it almost impossible to determine that a crime has been committed in the first place
Encyclopedia of war crimes and genocide by Leslie Alan Horvitz( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the entire history of crimes against humanity, during both war and peacetime, including topics on human rights, war criminals, examples of genocide, and more
 
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Gorvic, Lesli

Horvitz, Leslie A.

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Understanding depression : what we know and what you can do about itEureka! : stories of scientific discoveryWayne : an abused child's story of courage, survival, and hopeEncyclopedia of war crimes and genocideThe essential book of weather lore : time-tested weather wisdom and why the weatherman isn't always rightThe quotable scientist : words of wisdom from Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Galileo, Marie Curie, and moreEureka! : Scientific Breakthroughs that Changed the WorldThe complete idiot's guide to evolution