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Ziman, J. M. (John M.) 1925-2005

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Works: 141 works in 682 publications in 4 languages and 15,667 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q175, 501
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Real science what it is, and what it means by J. M Ziman ( )
30 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Scientists and 'anti-scientists' alike need a more realistic image of science. The traditional mode of research, academic science, is not just a 'method': it is a distinctive culture, whose members win esteem and employment by making public their findings. Fierce competition for credibility is strictly regulated by established practices such as peer review. Highly specialized international communities of independent experts form spontaneously and generate the type of knowledge we call 'scientific' - systematic, theoretical, empirically tested, quantitative, and so on. Ziman shows that these familiar 'philosophical' features of scientific knowledge are inseparable from the ordinary cognitive capabilities and peculiar social relationships of its producers. This wide angled close-up of the natural and human sciences recognizes their unique value, whilst revealing the limits of their rationality, reliability and universal applicability. It also shows how, for better or worse, the new 'post-academic' research culture of teamwork, accountability, etc. is changing these supposedly eternal philosophical characteristics."--Jacket
Principles of the theory of solids by J. M Ziman ( Book )
75 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Ziman's classic textbook on the theory of solids was first pulished in 1964. This paperback edition is a reprint of the second edition, which was substantially revised and enlarged in 1972. The value and popularity of this textbook is well attested by reviewers' opinions and by the existence of several foreign language editions, including German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Polish and Russian. The book gives a clear exposition of the elements of the physics of perfect crystalline solids. In discussing the principles, the author aims to give students an appreciation of the conditions
Prometheus bound science in a dynamic steady state by J. M Ziman ( )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After expanding for centuries, science is reaching its limits to growth. We can no longer afford the ever-increasing cost of exploring ever-wider research opportunities. In the competition for resources, science is becoming much more tightly organized. A radical, pervasive and permanent structural change is taking place. This already affects the whole research system, from everyday laboratory life to the national budget. The scientific enterprise cannot avoid fundamental change, but excessive managerial insistence on accountability, evaluation, 'priority setting', etc. can be very inhospitable to expertise, innovation, criticism and creativity. Can the research system be reshaped without losing many features that have made science so productive?
Reliable knowledge : an exploration of the grounds for belief in science by J. M Ziman ( Book )
30 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The force of knowledge : the scientific dimension of society by J. M Ziman ( Book )
23 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electrons and phonons : the theory of transport phenomena in solids by J. M Ziman ( Book )
70 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electrons and Phonons represents a study of the theory of electrical and thermal conduction in metals, semiconductors, and insulators. The basic ideas of crystal lattice dynamics and electron zone structure are developed from first principles
Public knowledge: an essay concerning the social dimension of science by J. M Ziman ( Book )
22 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elements of advanced quantum theory by J. M Ziman ( Book )
24 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to science studies : the philosophical and social aspects of science and technology by J. M Ziman ( Book )
27 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Puzzles, problems and enigmas : occasional pieces on the human aspects of science by J. M Ziman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical puzzles, political problems, ethical enigmas - science has them all. Do some theories stink? Is research a gentlemanly art or a tough professional game? What happens to scientists who go gaga? Can scientific knowledge be treated as a commercial commodity? How can research be made relevant to national development? Is war good for physics? What should scientists do about Soviet dissidents? How does information become knowledge? Why bother about examinations? These and many other topics on the human side of science are discussed in this wide-ranging book, originally published in 1981. As an experienced theoretical physicist, Professor Ziman speaks about science from the inside. As a long-time advocate of social responsibility in science, technology and education, he looks critically into science from the outside. He exposes for the layman, with wit and nerve, some of the most challenging issues of the time
Electrons in metals; a short guide to the Fermi surface by J. M Ziman ( Book )
28 editions published between 1962 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Physics of metals: by J. M Ziman ( Book )
18 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teaching and learning about science and society by J. M Ziman ( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Models of disorder : the theoretical physics of homogeneously disordered systems by J. M Ziman ( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world of science and the rule of law : a study of the observance and violations of the human rights of scientists in the participating states of the Helsinki Accords by J. M Ziman ( Book )
10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Of adherence of "Helsinki" States to human rights treaties
Knowing everything about nothing : specialization and change in scientific careers by J. M Ziman ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Technological innovation as an evolutionary process ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Technological artefacts and biological organisms evolve by very similar processes of blind variation and selective retention. This analogy is explored systematically, for the first time, by a team of international experts
The evolution of cultural entities ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ever since Darwin, scholars have noted that cultural entities such as languages, laws and theories seem to evolve through variation, selection and replication. These essays consider whether this comparison is just a metaphor
Theory of condensed matter: lectures presented at an international course organized by and held at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, from 3 October to 16 December, 1967 by International Course on the Theory of Condensed Matter ( Book )
7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Camford observed by Jasper Rose ( Book )
13 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chì-man, Yüeh-han 1925-
Chʻi-man, Yüeh-han, 1925-2005
Zaiman, Dž. 1925-
Zaiman, Dzh. 1925-
Zaĭman, Dzh., 1925-2005
Zajman, Dž.
Zajman, Dž., 1925-
Ziman, J.
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Ziman, J. M. (John M.), 1925-
Ziman, J. M. (John M.), 1925-2005
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Ziman, John M. (John Michael), 1925-
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Займан, Дж., 1925-
ザイマン, J
ザイマン, ジョン
Languages
English (458)
Spanish (3)
Italian (1)
Japanese (1)
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