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Berlinski, David 1942-

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Works: 62 works in 224 publications in 3 languages and 12,211 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Biography  Fiction 
Classifications: QA303, 515
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Most widely held works by David Berlinski
A tour of the calculus by David Berlinski ( Book )
29 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The calculus represents humanity's great and profound meditation on the theme of continuity. Time and space are given voice, and speed and area are sub-ordinated to the harsh concept of a limit. The introduction of the real numbers allows the landscape of mathematical analysis to be suffused with thrilling light. In that lit-up landscape, the infinite is for the first time charmed into compliance, men and women gaining the eerie power to ask of certain processes, Suppose it goes on forever, what then? and finding within the calculus a comprehensive answer. In clear and instructive language David Berlinski explains the concept of limits, how a function describes a relationship between numbers, and the meaning of the real numbers and their role in the re-creation of the world. Hidden for centuries from human insight, an array of mathematical operations and processes become visible
The advent of the algorithm : the idea that rules the world by David Berlinski ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Here is the story of the search for and eventual discovery of the algorithm, the set of instructions that drives computers. An idea as simple as the first recipe and as elusive as the quark or the gluon, the algorithm was discovered by a succession of logicians and mathematicians working alone and in obscurity during the first half of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Newton's gift : how Sir Isaac Newton unlocked the system of the world by David Berlinski ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses seventeenth-century scientist Sir Isaac Newton's life, focusing on his "system of the world" and his pioneering of mathematical physics, which changed science forever
The king of infinite space : Euclid and his Elements by David Berlinski ( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. Euclid's Elements is arguably the most influential book in the history of mathematics. Berlinski provides a concise homage to this elusive mathematician and his staggering achievements, and shows that, for centuries, scientists and thinkers have relied on Euclid's axiomatic system, a method of proof still taught in classrooms around the world
Infinite ascent : a short history of mathematics by David Berlinski ( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Infinite Ascent, David Berlinski, the acclaimed author of The Advent of the Algorithm, A Tour of the Calculus, and Newton's Gift, tells the story of mathematics, bringing to life with wit, elegance, and deep insight a 2,500-year-long intellectual adventure. Berlinski focuses on the ten most important breakthroughs in mathematical history'and the men behind them. Here are Pythagoras, intoxicated by the mystical significance of numbers; Euclid, who gave the world the very idea of a proof; Leibniz and Newton, co-discoverers of the calculus; Cantor, master of the infinite; and GOdel, who in one magnificent proof placed everything in doubt. The elaboration of mathematical knowledge has meant nothing less than the unfolding of human consciousness itself. With his unmatched ability to make abstract ideas concrete and approachable, Berlinski both tells an engrossing tale and introduces us to the full power of what surely ranks as one of the greatest of all human endeavors. From the Hardcover edition
On systems analysis : an essay concerning the limitations of some mathematical methods in the social, political, and biological sciences by David Berlinski ( Book )
17 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Danish and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secrets of the vaulted sky : astrology and the art of prediction by David Berlinski ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the enigmatic world of astrology--one of the oldest "predictive arts"--Revealing its complexities and scientific merit
The Devil's delusion : atheism and its scientific pretensions by David Berlinski ( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A secular Jew, Berlinski nonetheless delivers a biting defense of religious thought. This incisive book explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it can be--indeed must be--the ultimate touchstone for understanding the world
One, two, three : absolutely elementary mathematics by David Berlinski ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the acclaimed author of "A tour of the calculus" and "The advent of the algorithm" comes a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts
Black mischief : the mechanics of modern science by David Berlinski ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The body shop : an Aaron Asherfeld mystery by David Berlinski ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In San Francisco, investigator Aaron Asherfield is hired by an accounting firm to look into the mysterious disappearance of the firm's mistress--shared by all. A tale of crooked accountants, drug dealers and murder. By the author of Less Than Meets the Eye
A clean sweep by David Berlinski ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
setting, lively dialogue, and an engaging protagonist, David Berlinski has written a remarkably accomplished mystery
The advent of the algorithm : the 300-year journey from an idea to the computer by David Berlinski ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black mischief : language, life, logic, luck by David Berlinski ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Preface to the Second Edition:?This book will not take the casual reader to the cutting edge of research. Nor is it meant to. What I am after in Black Mischief is the moment in which various lines in an intellectual field of force collect themselves into a kind of dense knot?A number of otherwise sympathetic reviewers have suggested that my aim in Black Mischief was somehow to show the persistence of certain outmoded Newtonian forms of thought in economics, or psychology, or biology, or wherever. Not so. My intention has been to explore a tangle of connected
Less than meets the eye : an Aaron Asherfeld mystery by David Berlinski ( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A professor is killed on a university campus and his penis is cut off. In the process of the investigation, PI Aaron Asherfeld discovers a racket to divert grant money for personal use. By the author of A Clean Sweep
Philosophy : the cutting edge by David Berlinski ( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La vie rêvée des maths by David Berlinski ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une façon inédite de parler des mathématiques, avec des histoires étonnantes et drôles
Une brève histoire des maths : récit by David Berlinski ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'ouvrage a été écrit en partant du principe que les mathématiques constituent l'un des plus grands accomplissements de l'humanité, au même titre que le roman, la symphonie, etc. Condense cette trajectoire en dix chapitres, dont chacun fournit une photo en mots d'un moment particulier de l'évolution de cet art
The king of infinite space Euclid and his elements by David Berlinski ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Berlinski presents a rich, accessible treatment of Euclid and his beautifully simple geometric system, which continues to shape the way people see the world
The deniable Darwin & other essays by David Berlinski ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Berliński, David J.
バーリンスキ, デイヴィッド
Languages
English (145)
French (12)
Danish (1)
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