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Hoffman, Paul 1956-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 181 publications in 3 languages and 6,858 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Interviews  Fantasy fiction  Directories  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Dictionaries  Young adult works 
Roles: Speaker, Narrator
Classifications: QA29.E68, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Paul Hoffman
 
Most widely held works by Paul Hoffman
The man who loved only numbers : the story of Paul Erdos and the search for mathematical truth by Paul Hoffman ( Book )
29 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Paul Erdos, the most prolific and eccentric mathematician of our time, forsook all creature comforts - including a hometo pursue his lifelong study of numbers. He was a man who possessed unimaginable powers of thought yet was unable to manage some of the simplest daily tasks." "For more than six decades, Erdos lived out of two tattered suitcases, crisscrossing four continents at a frenzied pace, chasing mathematical problems and fresh talent. Erdos saw mathematics as a search for lasting beauty and ultimate truth. It was a search Erdos never abandoned, even as his life was torn asunder by some of the major political dramas of our time." "In this biography, Hoffman uses Erdos's life and work to introduce readers to a cast of remarkable geniuses, from Archimedes to Stanislaw Ulam, one of the chief minds behind the Los Alamos nuclear project. He draws on years of interviews with Ronald Graham and Fan Chung, Erdos's chief American caretakers and devoted collaborators. With an eye for the hilarious anecdote, Hoffman explains mathematical problems from Fermat's Last Theorem to the more frivolous "Monty Hall dilemma." What emerges is an intimate look at the world of mathematics and an indelible portrait of Erdos, a charming and impish philosopher-scientist whose accomplishments continue to enrich and inform our world."--Jacket
Archimedes' revenge : the joys and perils of mathematics by Paul Hoffman ( Book )
23 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a popular introduction to mathematics and its everyday applications
Wings of madness : Alberto Santos-Dumont and the invention of flight by Paul Hoffman ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of the young Brazilian who moved to Paris where he experimented with flight until Europeans came to call him the man who conquered air
American museum guides ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evolution ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What does it really mean to be human? How much of our behavior is programmed into our genes? Why do we do stupid things such as waging war and destroying our environment? No scientist has thought longer and harder about these issues that Dr. Jared Diamond. He is able to offer startling insights about who we humans really are, and what awaits us down the evolutionary road
Viruses ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Robert C. Gallo's conversation with Paul Hoffman, the editor-in-chief of Discover Magazine. Dr. Gallo has spent his life at the National Institutes for Health deciphering the puzzles of human viruses. Gallo's work with viruses fueled his interest in AIDS and led to his co-discovery of the HIV virus in 1984
The left hand of God by Paul Hoffman ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is a place where children endure brutal cruelty and violence in the name of the One True Faith. Lost in the Sanctuary's huge maze of corridors is a boy. He is strange witty and charming, and violent. But when he opens the wrong door at the wrong time he witnesses an act so horrible he must flee, or die
Astronomy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We have been beguiled by the heavens above, seeking to divine the meanings in the stars and planets overhead. Where did it all begin? Where will it end? How were the stars formed? Is there anybody else out there, or are we alone? One of the leading astronomers studying those questions is Dr. Sallie Baliunas
Oceanography ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the thousands of hours Sylvia Earle has spent under water, she has come to understand the vital role that plants and animals play in sustaining the ocean's ecosystem--and the necessity of healthy oceans for our own survival
Artificial intelligence ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Minsky has become known as the father of artificial intelligence. He has labored long and hard to design and develop thinking machines. In doing so, he has sought to fathom how that intricate piece of machinery and genius, the human brain, actually works
De linkerhand van God by Paul Hoffman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Cale (14) is opgegroeid bij een strenge kloosterorde. Hij ontdekt een afschuwelijk mysterie, ontsnapt en klimt in de hem onbekende buitenwereld op tot een zeer belangrijke positie. Vanaf ca. 15 jaar
Paleontology ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally dinosaurs were depicted as stupid, lumbering, cold-blooded beasts doomed to extinction. A new look at dinosaurs suggests that they were warm-blooded, fleet-footed creatures. Much of this revolutionary thinking comes from the work of Dr. Bob Bakker who has been shaking up the crusty world of paleontology since 1968
Paul Erdös : 1913-1996 : l'homme qui n'aimait que les nombres by Paul Hoffman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dictionary shmictionary! : a Yiddish and Yinglish dictionary by Paul Hoffman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great minds of science ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From astronomy to viruses, you'll find their narratives full of genius, personal insight and enlightenment. A tribute to mankind's ingenuity and boundless curiosity
Dinosaurs those big boneheads by Bill Nye ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally dinosaurs were depicted as stupid, lumbering, cold-blooded beasts doomed to extinction. A new look at dinosaurs suggests that they were warm-blooded, fleet-footed creatures. Much of this revolutionary thinking comes from the work of Dr. Bob Bakker who has been shaking up the crusty world of paleontology since 1968
How many Zen Buddhists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? by Matt Freedman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het lied van de verlossers by Paul Hoffman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De jonge Thomas Cale krijgt te horen dat de mensheid vernietigd wordt. Hij zal, naast de 'laatste vier dingen', hierin een rol spelen. Vanaf ca. 15 jaar
N is a number a portrait of Paul Erdős by George Paul Csicsery ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A man with no home and no job, Paul Erdös was the most prolific mathematician who ever lived. Universally revered among mathematicians, Erdös, who was born in Hungary and died in 1996, was a wandering genius who eschewed the traditional trappings of success ... [this videocassette is] a documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland and the United States over four years, presents Erdös' mathematical quest in its personal and philosophical dimensions, and the tragic historical events that molded his life"--Container label
MS-DOS : guide de l'utilisateur by Paul Hoffman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Dr. Crypton, 1956-

Hoffman, Paul
Hoffman, Paul E.
Hoffman, Paullus
Hoffman, Paulus
Hoffmann, Paullus
Hoffmann, Paulus
Hopʻŭman, Pʻol 1956-
ホフマン, ポール
Languages
English (113)
French (3)
Dutch (2)
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