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Clegg, Brian

Overview
Works: 181 works in 641 publications in 7 languages and 22,902 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Miscellanea  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Collector, Publishing director
Classifications: QC178, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brian Clegg
Gravity : how the weakest force in the universe shaped our lives by Brian Clegg( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may be the most obvious, but it is also the most mysterious. Newton managed to predict the force of gravity but couldn't explain how it worked at a distance. Einstein picked up on the simple premise that gravity and acceleration are interchangeable to devise his mind-bending general relativity, showing how matter warps space and time. Not only did this explain how gravity worked - and how apparently simple gravitation has four separate components - but it predicted everything from black holes to gravity's effect on time. Whether it's the reality of anti-gravity or the unexpected discovery that a ball and a laser beam drop at the same rate, gravity is the force that fascinates"--Jacket
Before the Big Bang : the prehistory of our universe by Brian Clegg( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of the big bang theory while considering the myriad beliefs about what may have compelled it, providing coverage of such topics as creation myths, the discovery of other galaxies, and ongoing debates about black holes
How to build a time machine : the real science of time travel by Brian Clegg( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In How to Build a Time Machine, Brian Clegg provides an understanding of what time is and how it can be manipulated. He explores the remarkable possibilities of real time travel that emerge from quantum entanglement, superluminal speeds, neutron star cylinders and wormholes in space. With the fascinating paradoxes of time travel echoing in our minds will we realize that travel into the future might never be possible? Or will we realize there is no limit on what can be achieved, and take on this ultimate challenge? Only time will tell"--
The God effect : quantum entanglement, science's strangest phenomenon by Brian Clegg( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is entanglement? It's a connection between quantum particles, the building blocks of the universe. Once two particles are entangled, a change to one of them is reflected--instantly--in the other, be they in the same lab or light-years apart. So counterintuitive is this phenomenon and its implications that Einstein himself called it "spooky" and thought that it would lead to the downfall of quantum theory. Yet scientists have since discovered that quantum entanglement, the "God Effect," was one of Einstein's few--and perhaps one of his greatest--mistakes
Armageddon science : the science of mass destruction by Brian Clegg( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From global warming to the threat of nuclear weapons comes a terrifying exploration of everything readers want (or don't want) to know about potential man-made disasters
The first scientist : a life of Roger Bacon by Brian Clegg( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roger Bacon, a humble and devout English friar, seems an unlikely figure to challenge the orthodoxy of his day - yet this unworldly man risked his life to establish the basis for true scientific knowledge." "Born around 1220, Bacon was passionately interested in the natural world and how things worked (he made lists of possible inventions 300 years before Leonardo da Vinci). Banned from writing on such dangerous topics by his Order, it was only when a new pope proved sympathetic that he began compiling his encyclopedia of knowledge, on everything from optics to alchemy - the synopsis took him a year and ran to 800,000 words and he was never to complete the work itself. Sadly, the enlightened pope died before he could read it, and Bacon was tried as a magician and incarcerated for ten years." "Legend transformed Bacon into a sorcerer, 'Doctor Mirabilis', yet he taught that all magic was fraudulent, based on human ability to deceive, and we can recognize today that his books were the first flowering of the scientific knowledge that would transform our world. He advanced the understanding of optics, he demanded a new calendar that prefigured the Gregorian reform, made geographical breakthroughs later used by Columbus, predicted everything from horseless carriages to the telescope, and stressed the importance of mathematics to science, a significance that would not be recognized for 400 years. Yet his biggest contribution was to link science and experiment, to insist that a study of the natural world by observation and exact measurement was the surest foundation for truth."--Jacket
Ten billion tomorrows : how science fiction technology became reality and shapes the future by Brian Clegg( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Science fiction is a vital part of popular culture, influencing the way we all look at the world. TV shows like Star Trek and movies from Forbidden Planet to Inception have influenced scientists to enter the profession and have shaped our futures. Science fiction doesn't set out to predict what will happen - it's far more about how human beings react to "What if? ..."--But it is fascinating to see how science fiction and reality sometimes converge, sometimes take extraordinarily different paths. Ten Billion Tomorrows brings to life a whole host of science fiction topics, from the virtual environment of The Matrix and the intelligent computer HAL in 2001, to force fields, ray guns and cyborgs. We discover how science fiction has excited us with possibilities, whether it is Star Trek's holodeck inspiring makers of iconic video games Doom and Quake to create the virtual interactive worlds that transformed gaming, or the strange physics that has made real cloaking devices possible. Mixing remarkable science with the imagination of our greatest science fiction writers, Ten Billion Tomorrows will delight science fiction lovers and popular science devotees alike"--
Are numbers real? : the uncanny relationship of mathematics and the physical world by Brian Clegg( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an accessible, in-depth look at the history of numbers and their applications in life and science, from math's surreal presence in the virtual world to the debates about the role of math in science
Final frontier : the pioneering science and technology of exploring the universe by Brian Clegg( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Human beings are natural explorers, and nowhere is this frontier spirit stronger than in the United States of America. It almost defines the character of the US. But the Earth is running out of frontiers fast. Star Trek was right -- there is only one final frontier, and that is space. In Brian Clegg's The Final Frontier we discover the massive challenges that face explorers, both human and robotic, to uncover the current and future technologies that could take us out into the galaxy and take a voyage of discovery where no one has gone before ... but one day someone will. In 2003, General Wesley Clark set the nation a challenge to produce the technology that would enable new pioneers to explore the galaxy. That challenge is tough -- the greatest we've ever faced. But taking on the final frontier does not have to be a fantasy. In a time of recession, escapism is always popular -- and what greater escape from the everyday can there be than the chance of leaving Earth's bounds and exploring the universe? With a rich popular culture heritage in science fiction movies, books and TV shows, this is a subject that entertains and informs in equal measure."--Jacket
The man who stopped time : the illuminating story of Eadweard Muybridge : pioneer photographer, father of the motion picture, murderer by Brian Clegg( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The photography of Eadweard Muybridge is immediately familiar to us. Less familiar is the dramatic personal story of this seminal and wonderfully eccentric Victorian pioneer." "In his work, we see some of the first icons of the modern visual age. Men, women, boxers, wrestlers, racehorses, elephants, and camels frozen in time, captured in the act of moving, fighting, galloping, living. Scarcely a day goes by without their use somewhere in today's media. And if most of us have seen Muybridge's distinctive stop-motion photographs, all of us have seen the fruit of his extraordinary technological innovation: today's cinema and television." "But it is his personal life that possesses all the ingredients of a classic nonfiction best-seller: a passionately driven man struggling against the odds; dire treachery and shocking betrayal; a cast of larger-than-life characters set against a backdrop of San Francisco and the Far West in its most turbulent and dangerous era; a profusion of scientific and artistic advances and discoveries, one hotly following another; the nervous intensity of two spectacular courtroom dramas (one pitting Muybridge against the richest man in the land and staring ruin in the face, the other leaving him fighting for his life). And for the opening act, a foul murder on a dark and stormy night."--Jacket
Light years : an exploration of mankind's enduring fascination with light by Brian Clegg( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For thousands of years, uncovering the nature of light has proved an irresistible challenge. It forms a scientific quest that has endured from the conjectures of the ancient Greeks to the work of twentieth century geniuses like Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman. By combining light's history with the latest research, we can assemble a complete picture of this remarkable phenomenon and its place at the center of creation
Light years and time travel : an exploration of mankind's enduring fascination with light by Brian Clegg( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the story of the greatest puzzle in our universe: what is light? Light Years explores our understanding of light from the spiritual interpretations of the Neolithic worshippers at Stonehenge, the Ancient Egyptians and the Mayans, through our first scientific attempts to understand light, and up to the present day. It looks over the shoulders of the great revolutionaries of light theory - Bacon, Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Einstein, and Feynman - and traces the evolution of light driven-devices from the camera to the laser
The quantum age : how the physics of the very small has transformed our lives by Brian Clegg( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stone age, the iron age, the steam and electrical ages all saw the reach of humankind transformed by new technology. Now we are living in the quantum age, a revolution in everyday life led by our understanding of the very, very small. Today, technologies based on quantum physics account for 30 per cent of US GDP, and yet quantum particles such as atoms, electrons and photons remain enigmatic, acting totally unlike the objects we experience directly. Weird quantum behaviour is also essential to nature. From the mechanism of the Sun to quantum biology in our eyesight, photosynthesis in plants and the ability of birds to navigate, quantum effects are key. Quantum physics lies at the heart of every electronic device, every smartphone and laser, and now quantum superconductors have moved out of the lab to make levitating trains and MRI scanners possible, while soon superfast, ultra-secure quantum computers may be a reality. Acclaimed popular science author Brian Clegg brings histrademark clarity and enthusiasm to a book that will give the world around you a new sense of wonder
Inflight science : a guide to the world from your airplane window by Brian Clegg( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guidebook to the science around you as you fly
Instant creativity : simple techniques to ignite innovation & problem solving by Brian Clegg( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Instant Creativity is an easy-to-use action kit bursting with exercises that will help you to make the most of your creativity and that of others. Full of simple, proven techniques, it acts as an instant catalyst to free up your natural creativity and find fresh ideas and solutions."--Jacket
The invisible customer : strategies for sucessive customer service down the wire by Brian Clegg( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Invisible Customer examines the whole range of service opportunities generated by new technologies and shows how to make the most of them. Packed with examples, quotes and action points, the book is about providing people with the products and services they are looking for in a way that they will appreciate, i.e. customer satisfaction." "Based on practical experience, this comprehensive book advises on how to make customer service count in environments where staff are often transitory and under-motivated, and where contact time is at a premium. Brian Clegg has produced an innovative, hands-on guide to a neglected but vitally important area of customer relations." "The Invisible Customer is essential reading for managers, but it also provides an invaluable tool for front-line call centre and Internet-based service staff."--Jacket
Instant motivation by Brian Clegg( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mining the Internet : information gathering & research on the Net by Brian Clegg( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) presents an online supplement to the "Mining the Internet" column that appears in "Learning and Leading with Technology." The supplement provides updates to each issue's column
Studying creatively : a creativity toolkit to get your studies out of a rut by Brian Clegg( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are you stuck in a rut? Short of inspiration? Looking for a study guide that?s a break from the norm?. This innovative book will give you the tools and techniques you need to work a bit of creative magic into every aspect of your studying. Clegg?s easy-to-read, entertaining book will show you:.:.; what the whole creativity business is about.; why you need to bother with it.; clever methods to stimulate your brain into action.; how to come up with a mass of ideas at a moment?s notice. Mind stretches and mental workouts will enable you to take effective notes and to absorb and structure informat
Training plus : revitalizing your training by Brian Clegg( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Before the Big Bang : the prehistory of our universe
Alternative Names
Bill Clegg American literary agent and author

Brian Clegg britischer Wissenschaftjounalist

Brian Clegg Brits natuurkundige

Clegg, Bill

Clegg, Brian, 1955-

Clegg, Brian Martin, 1955-

Clegg, Brian Martin Mr

Glegg, Brian, 1955-

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The God effect : quantum entanglement, science's strangest phenomenonArmageddon science : the science of mass destructionThe first scientist : a life of Roger BaconThe man who stopped time : the illuminating story of Eadweard Muybridge : pioneer photographer, father of the motion picture, murdererLight years : an exploration of mankind's enduring fascination with lightLight years and time travel : an exploration of mankind's enduring fascination with lightInflight science : a guide to the world from your airplane windowInstant creativity : simple techniques to ignite innovation & problem solving