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Kolata, Gina Bari 1948-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 164 publications in 7 languages and 11,725 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: RC150.4, 614.51809041
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gina Bari Kolata
Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )
38 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. Kolata tracks the race to recover the live pathogen and probes the fear that has impelled government policy. She delves into the history of the flu and previous epidemics, profiles the experts hot on the trail and the amateurs woefully misguided, and details the science and the latest understanding of this mortal disease"--Hardcover jacket
Clone : the road to Dolly, and the path ahead by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 2,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Award-winning scientific journalist Gina Kolata ... reveals the story behind Dolly--reaching back to our earliest attempts to clone, uncovering the startling, largely unreported events that led to Dolly's birth, and exploring the mind-boggling questions that Dolly presents for our future."--Jacket
Rethinking thin : the new science of weight loss--and the myths and realities of dieting by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes the psychological and cultural factors that cause many people to be obsessed with attaining unrealistically slender physical proportions
Ultimate fitness : the quest for truth about exercise and health by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth About Exercise and Health, Gina Kolata, science reporter for The New York Times, takes a fascinating journey into the fads, fictions, and genuine innovations that have defined the world of physical fitness. From weight lifting for men and women in the early days, to jogging in the 1970s, cycling in the 1980s, aerobics in the 1990s, and now Spinning, Kolata explains the science of conditioning and the objective evidence behind commonly accepted prescriptions. Among the questions she addresses are: What is the best way to exercise for maximum effect? What is the most effective way to train for endurance versus strength? Why is "maximum heart rate" calculated at 220 minus our age, and how did the formula come into being? Is there really a "fat-burning zone"? Does "spot reducing" work? We feel great after physical exertion, and think our endorphins are surging, right? Kolata shows us how and why we're wrong. Why is it that some people won't become fit in spite of exercise? Can exercise alone help reduce cholesterol? Are there special foods or drinks that can help you exercise longer or harder? Do nutritional supplements build muscle? Who's your trainer and how much training did he/she really receive? Kolata profiles those who successfully challenged conventional wisdom and marketed their inventions, and some who resisted initial criticism only to back down from their claims. With lively sketches of many of the mavericks who have influenced the industry over the years -- from Bernarr Macfadden and his controversial contests "for the best and most perfectly formed woman" in the early twentieth century, to Jack LaLanne, who, at the age of eighty-seven, still lifts weights for an hour every morning, to Johnny G, the champion of Spinning -- Kolata presents an eye-opening view of the inside workings of a multimillion-dollar business. Lively and engaging, Ultimate Fitness spotlights the machines and machinations, and cuts through the marketing and hype not only to assess what is healthy, but also to help us understand what our obsession with fitness says about American culture today
The baby doctors : probing the limits of fetal medicine by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Periantology is "a new field of medicine--treating the fetus while it is still in the womb." Covers fetal surgery, detecting abnormalities, etc
The New York Times book of mathematics : more than 100 years of writing by the numbers ( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a selection from the archives of the New York newspaper of its writings on mathematics from 1892 to 2010, covering such topics as chaos theory, statistics, cryptography, and computers
The best American science writing 2007 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provocative and engaging, this collection brings together the premiere science writing of the year. Featuring the imprimatur of bestselling author and "New York Times" reporter Gina Kolata, one of the nation's foremost voices in science and medicine, and with contributions from Atul Gawande, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Oliver Sacks, among others, "The Best American Science Writing 2007" is a compelling anthology of our most advanced, and most relevant, scientific inquiries
The high blood pressure book : a guide for patients and their families by Edward D Freis( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combating the #1 killer : the Science report on heart research by Jean L Marx( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rethinking thin [the new science of weight loss--and the myths and realities of dieting ] by Gina Bari Kolata( Recording )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this eye-opening book, New York Times science writer Gina Kolata shows that our society's obsession with dieting and weight loss is less about keeping trim and staying healthy than about money, power, trends, and impossible ideals.Rethinking Thin is at once an account of the place of diets in American society and a provocative critique of the weight-loss industry. Kolata's account of four determined dieters' progress through a study comparing the Atkins diet to a conventional low-calorie one becomes a broad tale of science and society, of social mores and social sanctions, and of politics and power.Rethinking Thin asks whether words like willpower are really applicable when it comes to eating and body weight. It dramatizes what it feels like to spend a lifetime struggling with one's weight and fantasizing about finally getting thin. It tells the little-known story of the science of obesity and the history of diets and dieting-scientific and social phenomena that have made some people rich and thin and left others fat and miserable. And it offers commonsense answers to questions about weight, eating habits, and obesity, giving us a better understanding of the weight that is right for our bodies
Ultimate fitness [the quest for truth about exercise and health] by Gina Bari Kolata( Recording )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combining research with interviews, journalist Kolata examines the truth, the hype, and the exaggerated claims of various physical fitness trends, and reports on what generally works best for which individuals
Ji yin fu zhi : cong fu zhi yang tao li kan ren lei de wei lai by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in Chinese and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rethinking thin the new science of weight loss--and the myths and realities of dieting by Gina Bari Kolata( Recording )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Challenges conventional wisdom about diets and weight loss, arguing that society's obsession with weight loss is not about being trim and healthy, but about money, power, and trends
Das geklonte Leben : ein Jahrhundert-Experiment verändert die Zukunft des Menschen by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cloni : da Dolly all'uomo? by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epidemia : storia della grande influenza del 1918 e della ricerca di un virus mortale by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hello, Dolly : el nacimiento del primer clon by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The New York Times science of the times : mathematics ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The New York Times book of medicine ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ke long : tong xiang Duoli zhi lu ji zhan wang = Colne : the road to Dolly and the path ahead by Gina Bari Kolata( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben shu zuo zhe tong guo dui yu ke long shi jian you guan de ke xue jia, zong jiao ren shi, lun li xue jia he guo hui yi yuan men de duo fang cai fang, jie he dui dang dai mei guo she hui de shi dai te zheng he si xiang, wen hua dong xiang, ke xue yu she hui de guan xi deng fang mian shen ru de dong cha he fen xi, chan shu le ke long yang dan sheng de ke xue ji shu ji chu, she hui wen hua bei jing yi ji dui ren lei wei lai de guan xi he ying xiang
 
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Alternative Names
Kolata, Gina.
Kolata, Gina 1948-
Kolata, Gina Bari
جينا كولاتا، 1948-
コラータ, ジーナ
Languages
English (102)
Chinese (10)
Italian (6)
Spanish (3)
German (2)
Swedish (2)
Dutch (1)
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