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Brockman, John 1941-

Overview
Works: 195 works in 536 publications in 3 languages and 19,189 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Biography  History  Interviews  Forecasts  Anecdotes 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Originator
Classifications: Q173, 500
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Brockman
The greatest inventions of the past 2,000 years by John Brockman ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The responses of some of the world's leading scientists and creative thinkers vary from the computer to the eraser, from movable type to classical music, from the lens to counting systems, from the concepts of free will to democracy
The next fifty years : science in the first half of the twenty-first century by John Brockman ( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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What we believe but cannot prove : today's leading thinkers on science in the age of certainty ( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"More than one hundred of the world's leading thinkers write about things they believe in, despite the absence of concrete proof"--P. [4] of cover
Intelligent thought : science versus the intelligent design movement by John Brockman ( Book )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the theory of Creationism and the implications of evolution in a collection of essays that includes contributions by such scientists as psychologist Steven Pinker, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, and genomic researcher J. Craig Venter
The third culture by John Brockman ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Third Culture is an eye-opening look at the intellectual culture of today - in which science, not literature or philosophy, takes center stage in the debate over human nature and the nature of the universe. Thirty-five years ago, C. P. Snow, in a now famous essay, wrote about the polarization of the "two cultures" - literary intellectuals on the one hand, and scientists on the other. Although he hoped for the emergence of a "third culture" that would bridge the gap, it is only recently - when books such as Daniel C. Dennett's Consciousness Explained, Stephen Jay Gould's Wonderful Life, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, Roger Penrose's The Emperor's New Mind, and Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct became bestsellers - that science has changed the intellectual landscape
My Einstein : essays by twenty-four of the world's leading thinkers on the man, his work, and his legacy ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays marking the centennial of Einstein's special theory of relativity include contributions from Leonard Susskind, Janna Levin, Lee Smolin, and others on such topics as the Einstein myth and his influence on modern physics
This will make you smarter : new scientific concepts to improve your thinking by John Brockman ( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Will Make You Smarter presents brilliant but accessible ideas to expand every mind. What scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to the world's most influential thinkers. Their visionary answers flow from the frontiers of psychology, philosophy, economics, physics, sociology, and more. Surprising and enlightening, these insights will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the world
What is your dangerous idea? : today's leading thinkers on the unthinkable ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists have always promoted theories and unveiled discoveries that challenge everything society holds dear; ideas with both positive and dire consequences. Many thoughts that resonate today are dangerous not because they are assumed to be false, but because they might turn out to be true. What do the world's leading scientists and thinkers consider to be their most dangerous idea? Through the leading online forum "Edge" (www.edge.org), the call went out, and this compelling and easily digestible volume collects the answers. From using medication to permanently alter our personalities to contemplating a universe in which we are utterly alone, to the idea that the universe might be fundamentally inexplicable, "What Is Your Dangerous Idea?" takes an unflinching look at the daring, breathtaking, sometimes terrifying thoughts that could forever alter our world and the way we live in it
This explains everything : deep, beautiful, and elegant theories of how the world works ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Drawn from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, This Explains Everything presents 150 of the most deep, surprising, and brilliant explanations of how the world works, with contributions by Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Nassim Taleb, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more"--
Curious minds : twenty-seven scientists describe what inspired them to choose their paths ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A collection of essays from twenty-seven of the world's most interesting scientists about the moments and events in their childhoods that set them on the paths that would define their lives."--BOOK JACKET
This will change everything : ideas that will shape the future by John Brockman ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Edge.org presents 125 of today's leading thinkers ... [responding to the question,] 'What game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?'"--Cover
Is the Internet changing the way you think? : the net's impact on our minds and future ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every year, Edge.org's World Question Center poses a new question to be answered by a group of luminary thinkers--philosophers, scientists, historians and the like. The 2010 question is "How is the Internet changing the way YOU think?" This book collects the responses of more than 150 of the world's most influential minds. Examines the way the Internet has affected society and the way people think and poses the title question to various writers, author, actors, and thinkers who contribute short essays on the subject
How things are : a science tool-kit for the mind ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of works from leading thinkers and scientists from a variety of science disciplines
About Bateson : essays on Gregory Bateson by Gregory Bateson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pocket calculator game book by Edwin Schlossberg ( Book )
22 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in 4 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Curious minds : how a child becomes a scientist by John Brockman ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fascinating collection of essays from twenty-seven of the world's most interesting scientists about the moments and events in their childhoods that set them on the paths that would define their lives. What makes a child decide to become a scientist? For Robert Sapolsky-Stanford professor of biology-it was an argument with a rabbi over a passage in the Bible. Physicist Lee Smolin traces his inspiration to the volume of Einstein's work he picked up as a diversion from heartbreak. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psychologist and the author of Flow, found his calling through Descartes. Mary Catherine Bateson-author of Composing a Life-discovered that she wanted to be an anthropologist while studying Hebrew. Janna Levin-author of How the Universe Got Its Spots-felt impelled by the work of Carl Sagan to know more. Murray Gell-Mann, Nicholas Humphrey, Freeman Dyson, Daniel C. Dennett, Lynn Margulis, V.S. Ramachandran, Howard Gardner, Richard Dawkins, and more than a dozen others tell their own entertaining and often inspiring stories of the deciding moment. Illuminating memoir meets superb science writing in essays that invite us to consider what it is-and isn't-that sets the scientific mind apart and into action
The new humanists : science at the edge ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collects essays by a variety of top scientists discussing the unique contributions each of them are making to the development of modern thought, in an anthology that seeks to forge links between science and the humanities
What have you changed your mind about? : today's leading minds rethink everything ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
150 high-powered thinkers discuss their most telling missteps and reconsiderations
Digerati : encounters with the cyber elite by John Brockman ( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culture : leading scientists explore civilizations, art, networks, reputation, and the on-line revolution ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A short, cutting-edge master class covering everything you need to know about culture. Edited by John Brockman, with contributions by the world's leading thinkers"--
 
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Alternative Names
Brockman, John
Schlossberg-Brockman, ... 1941-
جون بروكمان، 1941-
ブロックマン, ジョン
Languages
English (210)
German (4)
Dutch (2)
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