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Holton, Gerald James

Overview
Works: 261 works in 928 publications in 10 languages and 23,720 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings  Laboratory manuals  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction, Dedicator, Other
Classifications: Q125, 500
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Thematic origins of scientific thought; Kepler to Einstein by Gerald James Holton( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and German and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to concepts and theories in physical science by Gerald James Holton( Book )

83 editions published between 1952 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein, history, and other passions by Gerald James Holton( Book )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and culture; a study of cohesive and disjunctive forces by Daedalus( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The advancement of science, and its burdens : the Jefferson lecture and other essays by Gerald James Holton( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In questioning the scientific enterprise and its effect on the society around it, this analysis of modern science has a particular emphasis on the role of thematic elements - often unconscious presuppositions that guide scientific work
Science and anti-science by Gerald James Holton( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Science and Anti-Science will be of great interest not studies but also to educators, policymakers, and all those who wish to gain a fuller understanding of challenges to and doubts about the role of science in our lives today."--Jacket
Albert Einstein, historical and cultural perspectives : the centennial symposium in Jerusalem by Jerusalem Einstein Centennial Symposium( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of modern physical science by Gerald James Holton( Book )

30 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Twentieth-century sciences; studies in the biography of ideas by Gerald James Holton( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limits of scientific inquiry( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who succeeds in science? : the gender dimension by Gerhard Sonnert( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einstein for the 21st century : his legacy in science, art, and modern culture( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than fifty years after his death, Albert Einstein's vital engagement with the world continues to inspire others, spurring conversations, projects, and research, in the sciences as well as the humanities. Einstein for the 21st Century shows us why he remains a figure of fascination." "In this wide-ranging collection, eminent artists, historians, scientists, and social scientists describe Einstein's influence on their work, and consider his relevance for the future. Scientists discuss how Einstein's vision continues to motivate them, whether in their quest for a fundamental description of nature or in their investigations in chaos theory; art scholars and artists explore his ties to modern aesthetics; a music historian probes Einstein's musical tastes and relates them to his outlook in science; historians explore the interconnections between Einstein's politics, physics, and philosophy; and other contributors examine his impact on the innovations of our time. Uniquely cross-disciplinary, Einstein for the 21st Century serves as a testament to his legacy and speaks to everyone with an interest in his work."--Jacket
Excellence and leadership in a democracy by Stephen Richards Graubard( Book )

7 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender differences in science careers : the project access study by Gerhard Sonnert( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics, the human adventure : from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond by Gerald James Holton( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and its public : the changing relationship( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Dutch and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victory and vexation in science : Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and others by Gerald James Holton( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never has the power of scientific research to solve existing problems and uncover new ones been more evident than it is today. Yet there exists widespread ignorance about the larger contexts within which scientific research is carried out. For example, the point of view some scientists adopt in their work or in their social commitments may become clearer id considered in light of the opposing views held by other scientists." "This is a theme Gerald Holton addresses in his new collection."--Jacket
Understanding physics by David C Cassidy( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Physics is an innovative undergraduate course designed for students preparing to enter careers in fields outside of science or engineering, including students planning to teach, or already teaching, in K-12 classrooms. It is inspired by the famous Project Physics Course, which became known for placing the concepts of physics within the broader humanistic contexts in which they arose. The course materials comprise * The textbook, which is divided into two parts that may be studied in either order * This Student Guide, containing inquiry-based laboratory investigations and additional materials * An Instructor Guide with examination questions, resources, and other helpful information These components work together to provide an integrated educational experience in physics. The text contains questions designed to help students confirm what they have learned and to encourage them to explore further, by reading, by experimenting, and in group discussions. The inquiry-based laboratory investigations include in-depth explorations, student-designed inquiries, and text-related mini- laboratory explorations that may be used as hands-on activities or as demonstrations with student participation. The suggested equipment is deliberately "low tech" in order to afford students maximum experience with the phenomena. The apparatus is inexpensive and common to most instructional laboratories. Some ways to incorporate computer usage are suggested as students gain familiarity with the laboratory apparatus and methods
Ivory bridges : connecting science and society by Gerhard Sonnert( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The public, many policy makers, and many researchers have paid insufficient attention to the mechanisms for interchange between science and society that have developed since World War II. Ivory Bridges examines two such mechanisms: governmental science policy (often involving the participation of "scientist administrators") and scientists' voluntary public-interest associations."--Jacket
What happened to the children who fled Nazi persecution by Gerhard Sonnert( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"T his book is the result of a four-year, in-depth study using social science methodology of those refugees who came as children or youths from Central Europe to the United States during the 1930s and 1940s, fleeing persecution from the National Socialist regime. This study examines their fates in their new country, their successes and tribulations."--Publisher's website
 
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Thematic origins of scientific thought; Kepler to Einstein
Alternative Names
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Gerald Holton American physicist

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Einstein, history, and other passionsThe advancement of science, and its burdens : the Jefferson lecture and other essaysScience and anti-scienceAlbert Einstein, historical and cultural perspectives : the centennial symposium in JerusalemEinstein for the 21st century : his legacy in science, art, and modern culturePhysics, the human adventure : from Copernicus to Einstein and beyondScience and its public : the changing relationshipVictory and vexation in science : Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and others