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Galfard, Christophe

Overview
Works: 68 works in 198 publications in 11 languages and 3,978 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Science fiction  Popular works  Action and adventure fiction  History  Adventure stories  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: QB981, 523.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christophe Galfard
George's secret key to the universe by Lucy Hawking( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of a young boy and his neighbor friend as they travel through a computer portal into outer space, where they explore such mysteries as black holes and the origins of the universe, while trying to evade an evil scientist
The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond by Christophe Galfard( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the reader directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way."--
George's secret key to the universe by Lucy Hawking( Recording )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of a young boy and his neighbor friend as they travel through a computer portal into outer space, where they explore such mysteries as black holes and the origins of the universe, while trying to evade an evil scientist
Le prince des nuages by Christophe Galfard( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in French and Vietnamese and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristam vit à 2.000 mètres d'altitude, sur un nuage. Son village cache Myrtille, la fille du dernier homme à oser lutter contre le cruel seigneur du Royaume des nuages. Ce despote attaque le village, et seuls Tristam et Tom réussissent à s'échapper. Pour retrouver Myrtille, ils doivent parcourir le ciel et en comprendre le fonctionnement. Avec des encarts scientifiques
De geheime sleutel naar het heelal by Lucy Hawking( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De buurman van George kan met behulp van zijn superintelligente computer door de ruimte reizen. Zijn dochter Annie en George maken ook een ruimtereis, waarbij ze veel over het heelal leren. Vanaf ca. 10 jaar
L'Univers à portée de main by Christophe Galfard( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in French and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imaginez que vous puissiez voyager à travers les étoiles jusqu'aux confins de notre galaxie, plonger au coeur d'un trou noir, entrer dans le monde quantique... Vous êtes tenté ? Voici enfin un livre pour vous ! Laissez Christophe Galfard vous entraîner dans une ébouriffante odyssée cosmique aux frontières du savoir, des mystérieux champs qui peuplent l'Univers jusqu'aux instants précédant le Big Bang. [4e de couverture]
The universe in your hand : a journey through space, time, and beyond by Christophe Galfard( Recording )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Hawking's protege and cowriter lifts the veil on the mysteries of our universe in a style that is wonderfully direct. Quantum physics, black holes, string theory, the big bang, dark matter, dark energy, parallel universes: even if we are interested in these fundamental concepts of our world, their language is the language of math. Which means that despite our best intentions of finally grasping, say, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, most of us are quickly brought up short by a snarl of nasty equations or an incomprehensible graph.Christophe Galfard's mission in life is to spread modern scientific ideas to the general public in entertaining ways. Using his considerable skills as a brilliant theoretical physicist and successful young-adult author, The Universe in Your Hand employs the immediacy of simple, direct language to show us, not explain to us, the theories that underpin everything we know about our universe. To understand what happens to a dying star, we are asked to picture ourselves floating in space in front of it. To get acquainted with the quantum world, we are shrunk to the size of an atom and then taken on a journey. Employing everyday similes and metaphors, addressing the listener directly, and writing stories rather than equations renders these astoundingly complex ideas in an immediate and visceral way.Utterly captivating and entirely unique, The Universe in Your Hand will find its place among other classics in the field
Das Universum in deiner Hand Die unglaubliche Reise durch die Weiten von Raum und Zeit und zu den Dingen dahinter by Christophe Galfard( )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le matin des trois soleils by Christophe Galfard( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Littérature jeunesse: roman, science-fiction
La clave secreta del universo by Lucy Hawking( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of a young boy and his neighbor friend as they travel through a computer portal into outer space, where they explore such mysteries as black holes and the origins of the universe, while trying to evade an evil scientist
Hoe begrijp je E=MC2? by Christophe Galfard( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Dutch and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do something amazing and learn a new skill thanks to the Little Ways to Live a Big Life books! The beginning of the 20th century heralded a scientific revolution: what a few brilliant minds uncovered about our reality in the first twenty years has shaped the history of our species. And one of them in particular stands out: Einstein, with his celebrated E=mc2.In this remarkable and insightful book, Christophe Galfard describes how E=mc2 is a direct consequence of the Theory of Special Relativity, the theory of how objects move and behave, at speeds close to the speed of light. He considers Einstein's legacy in the light of the 21st century, with fresh hindsight, and considers its impact on our vision of reality. The reader will discover that far from being just a formula, it is a brand new understanding of the nature of space and time.Some of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in the history of science have been made by geniuses who managed to merge and unite hitherto separated domains of knowledge. Galfard explores two unifications with Einstein's theories, and looks at the even bigger picture of how E=mc2 has changed our world, and what it entails for the future.Throughout, Galfard takes the reader on an extremely entertaining journey, using simple, jargon-free language to help the reader gain a deeper understanding of science. With humour and patience, he guides us through the world of particles, anti-matter and much more to bring us closer to an ultimate understanding of reality as we understand it today
El tesoro cósmico by Lucy Hawking( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Algo no marcha bien. Eric, el antiguo vecino de George, está en Florida trabajando en un proyecto científico para descubrir si hay vida en el planeta Marte y en otros lugares del sistema solar. El robot encargado de la misión actúa de forma muy extraña y, según le cuenta Annie a George, ¡un alien les ha enviado un mensaje para decirles que deben vorlver al espacio si no quieren que el mundo se acabe! Una vez más, Annie y Georgi deberán enfundarse sus trajes espaciales y seguir las pistas que les conducirán hasta un peligrosísimo y siniestro personaje ..."--Publisher's description
E = mc² by Christophe Galfard( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"E=mc² est une espèce de signal, un panneau marquant l'entrée dans une nouvelle réalité, différente de celle que nous connaissons tous. Et cela a des implications profondes dans le monde de l'infiniment petit comme dans celui de l'infiniment grand..." E=mc², la plus célèbre de toutes les équations... Elle a bouleversé à jamais la façon dont nous comprenons le monde, en libérant pour commencer la colossale énergie enfermée dans les noyaux des atomes. Mais que signifie vraiment cette formule ? Pour le savoir, laissez Christophe Galfard vous raconter l'équation de tous les possibles. Plongez dans un univers d'énergie pure où tous vos repères seront définitivement abolis... -- 4ème de couverture
La colère du ciel et du vent by Christophe Galfard( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Littérature jeunesse: roman, science-fiction
A brief history of time : from the big bang to black holes by Stephen Hawking( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) est universellement reconnu comme l'un des plus grands cosmologistes de notre époque et l'un des plus brillants physiciens depuis Einstein. Successeur de Newton, il a occupé à l'université de Cambridge la chaire de mathématiques, et s'est rendu célèbre pour ses travaux sur les origines de l'Univers. "Une brève histoire du temps" est le premier livre qu'il ait décidé d'écrire pour le non-spécialiste. Il y expose, dans un langage simple et accessible, les plus récents développements de l'astrophysique concernant la nature du temps et du monde. Retraçant les grandes théories du cosmos, de Galilée et Newton à Einstein et Poincaré, racontant les ultimes découvertes de l'espace, expliquant la nature des trous noirs, il propose ensuite de relever le plus grand défi de la science moderne : la recherche d'une théorie unitaire unifiant la relativité générale et la mécanique quantique." (source : 4ème de couverture)
Der geheime Schlüssel zum Universum by Lucy Hawking( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Hawking erklärt die Geheimnisse des Universums. Eine rasante Abenteuerreise durch Zeit und Raum. Als George den Wissenschaftler Eric und dessen Tochter Annie kennenlernt, kommt er aus dem Staunen nicht mehr heraus: Die beiden besitzen einen superintelligenten Computer namens Cosmos, der es vermag, die Tür ins Universum zu öffnen! Mit Cosmos Hilfe bereisen Eric, Annie und George das All, reiten auf Kometen, umkreisen den Saturn und beobachten ein Schwarzes Loch bis der skrupellose Wissenschaftler Reeper Wind von ihrem Geheimnis und Cosmos Fähigkeiten bekommt Ein fulminantes Abenteuer im Universum und zugleich ein Buch, das in die aufregende Welt der Astronomie entführt. Was Sonnenflecken sind oder warum der Saturn Ringe hat spannend vermittelt Georges Weltraumreise faszinierendes astronomisches Wissen. Sachinfos treten ergänzend hinzu und atemberaubende Fotostrecken lassen über Himmelsphänomene staunen. Astronomie, die jedes Kind versteht. Das erste Kinderbuch vom Autor des Weltbestsellers>>Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit<<- Eine unterhaltsame Einführung in die spannendsten Momente der Astrophysik - für Kinder ebenso faszinierend wie für Erwachsene - Infokästen erklären die wichtigsten astronomischen Begriffe - Atemberaubende Fotos und zahlreiche Sachillustrationen geben faszinierende Einblicke
Georges et les secrets de l'Univers by Stephen Hawking( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le jour où Georges rencontre ses nouveaux voisins, Il est loin d'imaginer que sa vision du monde va être totalement bouleversée. Chez la jeune Annie et Eric, son scientifique de père, le garçon découvre Cosmos, l'ordinateur le plus perfectionné qui soit. Sa super-intelligence permet de protéger Georges et ses amis aux quatre coins de l'Univers ! Hélas, quelqu'un nourrit de sombres projets... et quand on sait qu'il n'y a rien de plus dangereux dans l'espace qu'un trou noir, il y a du souci se faire. [4ème de couverture]
L'universo a portata di mano : in viaggio attraverso la fisica dello spazio e del tempo by Christophe Galfard( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La clave secreta del universo by Lucy Hawking( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of a young boy and his neighbor friend as they travel through a computer portal into outer space, where they explore such mysteries as black holes and the origins of the universe, while trying to evade an evil scientist
El universo en tu mano : un viaje extraordinario a los límites del tiempo y el espacio by Christophe Galfard( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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George's secret key to the universe
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George's secret key to the universeLa clave secreta del universoEl tesoro cósmicoLa clave secreta del universo
Alternative Names
Christophe Galfard fisico e scrittore francese

Christophe Galfard Frans natuurkundige

Christophe Galfard French physicist and writer

Christophe Galfard physicien français

Galfard, Christoph 1976-

Galfards, Kristofs

갈파르, 크리스토프 1976-

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