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Cohen, Jack

Overview
Works: 94 works in 353 publications in 5 languages and 8,137 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Other, Editor, Restager , n
Classifications: PR6066.R34, 574.8732
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jack Cohen
Figments of reality : the evolution of the curious mind by Ian Stewart( )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 2,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the universe around us a figment of our imagination? Or are our minds figments of reality? In this refreshing new look at the evolution of mind and culture, bestselling authors Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen eloquently argue that our minds necessarily evolved in an inextricable link with culture and language. They go beyond conventional reductionist ideas to look at how the mind is the response of an evolving brain trying to grapple with a complex environment. Along the way they develop new and intriguing insights into the nature of evolution, science and humanity
A century of DNA : a history of the discovery of the structure and function of the genetic substance by Franklin H Portugal( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and German and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What does a martian look like? : the science of extraterrestrial life by Jack S Cohen( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""A fascinating and useful handbook to both the science and science fiction of extraterrestrial life. Cohen and Stewart are amusing, opinionated, and expert guides. I found it a terrific and informative piece of work-nothing else like it!"" -Greg Bear ""I loved it."" -Larry Niven ""Ever wonder about what aliens could be like? The world authority is Jack Cohen, a professional biologist who has thought long and hard about the vast realm of possibilities. This is an engaging, swiftly moving study of alien biology, a subject with bounds and constraints these
Darwin's Watch : the Science of Discworld III by Terry Pratchett( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wizard scholars of Unseen University wrestle with the popularity of a theory of theological design put forth by a man named Darwin
The Science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the course of an exciting experiment, the wizards of Discworld have accidentally created a new universe. Within this universe is a planet that they name Roundworld. Roundworld is, of course, Earth, and the universe is our own. As the wizards watch their creation grow, Terry Pratchett and acclaimed science writers Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen use Discworld to examine science from the outside. Interwoven with the Pratchett's original story are entertaining, enlightening chapters which explain key scientific principles such as the Big Bang theory and the evolution of life on earth, as well as great moments in the history of science
The science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a story by Terry Pratchett, around which Stewart and Cohen write about the Discworld
The science of Discworld II : the globe by Terry Pratchett( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and German and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In der unabhängig zu lesenden Fortsetzung von äDie Gelehrten der Scheibenweltä verschlägt es die Scheibenwelt-Lesern gut bekannten Magier von der Unsichtbaren Universität auf die Rundwelt, das heisst auf die Erde. Aus ihrem Unterschlupf im Labor eines irdischen Kollegen stellen sie fest, dass die Vorgänge auf der Erde zwar physikalischen Gesetzen gehorchen, die menschlichen, jetzt mit Geist gesegneten Bewohner aber an Magie und die Macht der Geschichten glauben. Schuld daran sind vermeintlich die bösartigen Elfen, mit denen sich die Zauberer umgehend anlegen. Ein mit zahlreichen erläuternden Kapiteln zu beinahe allen Aspekten des Lebens auf der Erde angereichertes Fantasyabenteuer
Oligodeoxynucleotides antisense inhibitors of gene expression( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first-ever book on oligodeoxynucleotides describes in detail the new antisense approach to chemotherapy. It is written by world experts, covers all areas of current knowledge and includes new results. The principle of the antisense approach is that an antisense mRNA base sequence will bind to its target mRNA base sequence and thus bring about the selective inhibition of gene expression. The antisense approach is important in general in understanding gene function, and more specifically as a potential basis for new drugs, notably against cancer and viral genes
Magnetic resonance in biology( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth book in the Science of Discworld series, and this time around dealing with The Really Big Questions, Terry Pratchett's brilliant new Discworld story. Judgement Day is annotated with very big footnotes (the interleaving chapters) by mathematician Ian Stewart and biologist Jack Cohen, to bring you a mind-mangling combination of fiction, cutting-edge science and philosophy. Marjorie Daw is a librarian, and takes her job - and indeed the truth of words - very seriously. She doesn't know it, but her world and ours - Roundworld - is in big trouble. On Discworld, a colossal row is brewing. The Wizards of Unseen University feel responsible for Roundworld (as one would for a pet gerbil). After all, they brought it into existence by bungling an experiment in Quantum ThaumoDynamics. But legal action is being brought against them by Omnians, who say that the Wizards' god-like actions make a mockery of their noble religion. As the finest legal brains in Discworld (a zombie and a priest) gird their loins to do battle - and when the Great Big Thing in the High Energy Magic Laboratory is switched on - Marjorie Daw finds herself thrown across the multiverse and right in the middle of the whole explosive affair. As God, the Universe and, frankly, Everything Else is investigated by the trio, you can expect world-bearing elephants, quantum gravity in the Escher-verse, evolutionary design, eternal inflation, dark matter, disbelief systems - and an in-depth study of how to invent a better mousetrap
Noninvasive probes of tissue metabolism( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not just another science audiobook and not just another Discworld novella, The Science of Discworld is a creative, mind-bending mash-up of fiction and fact, that offers a wizard's-eye view of our world that will forever change how you look at the universe ... Can Unseen University's eccentric wizards and orangutan Librarian possibly shed any useful light on hard, rational Earthly science? In the course of an exciting experiment, the wizards of Discworld have accidentally created a new universe. Within this universe is a planet that they name Roundworld. Roundworld is, of course, Earth, and the universe is our own. As the wizards watch their creation grow, Terry Pratchett and acclaimed science writers Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen use Discworld to examine science from the outside. Interwoven with the Pratchett's original story are entertaining, enlightening chapters which explain key scientific principles such as the Big Bang theory and the evolution of life on earth, as well as great moments in the history of science
Judgement day : the science of Discworld IV by Terry Pratchett( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marjorie Dawe is a librarian, and takes her job very seriously. She doesn't know it, but her world and ours--Roundworld--is in big trouble. On Discworld, a colossal row is brewing. The Wizards of the Unseen University feel responsible for Roundworld (as one would for a pet gerbil). But legal action is being brought against them by Omnians, who say that the Wizards' god-like actions make a mockery of their noble religion. As the finest legal brains in Discworld (a zombie and a priest) gird their loins to do battle, Marjorie Dawe finds herself thrown across the multiverse and right in the middle of the whole explosive affair"--FantasticFiction.com
The collapse of chaos : discovering simplicity in a complex world by Jack Cohen( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Collapse of Chaos is the first post-chaos, post-complexity book, a groundbreaking inquiry into how simplicity in nature is generated from chaos and complexity. Rather than asking science's traditional question of how to break the world down into its simplest components, Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart ask something much more interesting: why does simplicity exist at all? Their story combines chaos and complexity and - surprisingly - derives simplicity from the interaction of the two." "The Collapse of Chaos is composed of two parts. The first half is a witty primer, a guided tour of the islands of Truth that have been mapped out by conventional science. This section provides a streamlined and accessible introduction to the central areas of modern science, including cosmology, quantum mechanics, the arrow of time, biological development, evolution, and consciousness. The unorthodox and adventurous second half dives into the Oceans of Ignorance that surround what is known. Educated by the first half to appreciate the subtler issues in the second, the reader is introduced to a novel and even heretical world where unconventional possibilities are explored through conversations with characters such as the Victorian computer scientist Augusta Ada Lovelace and - for the more outlandish scenarios - the alien inhabitants of the planet Zarathustra."--Jacket
Evolving the alien by Jack S Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnetic resonance in biology( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of Discworld III : Darwin's watch by Terry Pratchett( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear magnetic resonance in biology and medicine by Jack S Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roundworld is in trouble again, and this time it looks fatal. Having created it in the first place, the wizards of Unseen University feel vaguely responsible for its safety. They know the creatures who lived there escaped the impending Big Freeze by inventing the space elevator - they even intervened to rid the planet of a plague of elves, who attempted to divert humanity onto a different time track. But now it's all gone wrong - Victorian England has stagnated and the pace of progress would embarrass a limping snail. Unless something drastic is done, there won't be time for anyone to invent spaceflight and the human race will be turned into ice-pops. Why, though, did history come adrift? Was it Sir Arthur Nightingale's dismal book about natural selection? Or was it the devastating response by an obscure country vicar called Charles Darwin, whose bestselling Theology of Species made it impossible to refute the divine design of living creatures? Either way, it's no easy task to change history, as the wizards discover to their cost. Can the God of Evolution come to humanity's aid and ensure Darwin writes a very different book? And who stopped him writing it in the first place?
Magnetic resonance in biology by Jack S Cohen( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Figments of reality : the evolution of the curious mind
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A century of DNA : a history of the discovery of the structure and function of the genetic substanceWhat does a martian look like? : the science of extraterrestrial lifeDarwin's Watch : the Science of Discworld IIIThe Science of DiscworldThe science of DiscworldThe science of Discworld II : the globeThe collapse of chaos : discovering simplicity in a complex worldEvolving the alienThe science of Discworld III : Darwin's watch
Alternative Names
Cohen Jack 1938-....

Cohen, Jack S.

Cohen, Jack S. 1938-

Cohen, Jack Sidney.

Cohen, Jack Sidney 1938-

Jack Cohen ahli biologi asal Britania Raya

Jack Cohen biologiste et auteur britannique

Jack Cohen britischer Biologe und Autor

Jack Cohen Brits bioloog

جک کوهن نویسنده و زیست‌شناس بریتانیایی

코헨, 잭 S. 1938-

コーエン, J. S

ジャック・コーエン

Languages
English (202)

German (17)

Polish (4)

French (3)

Czech (3)