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Berlinski, David 1942-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 228 publications in 7 languages and 12,693 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QA303, 515
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Most widely held works by David Berlinski
A tour of the calculus by David Berlinski( Book )

40 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,233 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 )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 2,073 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 )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,494 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
Infinite ascent : a short history of mathematics by David Berlinski( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,023 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 Gödel, 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
The king of infinite space : Euclid and his Elements by David Berlinski( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 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
On systems analysis : an essay concerning the limitations of some mathematical methods in the social, political, and biological sciences by David Berlinski( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and Danish and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secrets of the vaulted sky : astrology and the art of prediction by David Berlinski( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in French and English and held by 545 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 )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A secular Jew, Berlinski delivers a biting defense of religous thought. An acclaimed author who has spent his career writing about mathematics and the seciences, he turns the scientific community's cherished skepticism back on itself, daring to ask and answer some rather embarrassing questions. -- Dust jacket
One, two, three : absolutely elementary mathematics by David Berlinski( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 493 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 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The body shop : an Aaron Asherfeld mystery by David Berlinski( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 281 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 )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this crackerjack, twist-filled mystery played out on the winding streets of San Francisco, Aaron Asherfield is a close-to-down-and-out private eye, with three ex-wives and the alimony payments to prove it. Troubled by his shady past and bleak future, Asherfield unwittingly stumbles into boardroom corruption and back-alley murder when he is hired to track down Roger Ellerbee, a successful business man in debt to "Mad Bad" LeRoy, a corrupt Berkeley councilman. But
Black mischief : language, life, logic, luck by David Berlinski( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 150 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
Philosophy : the cutting edge by David Berlinski( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 118 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
The king of infinite space Euclid and his elements by David Berlinski( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 49 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 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Apfel der Erkenntnis : Sir Isaac Newton und die Entschlüsselung des Universums by David Berlinski( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One, two, three absolutely elementary mathematics by David Berlinski( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 26 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
Ascenso infinito : breve historia de las matemáticas by David Berlinski( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The advent of the algorithm : the idea that rules the world
Alternative Names
Berliński, David J.

David Berlinski Amerikaans filosoof

David Berlinski mathématicien américain

David Berlinski saggista statunitense

David Berlinski US-amerikanischer Mathematiker

ديفيد بيرلينسكي

دیوید برلینکسی ریاضی‌دان و فیلسوف آمریکایی

벌린스키, 데이비드 1942-

バーリンスキ, デイヴィッド

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The advent of the algorithm : the idea that rules the worldNewton's gift : how Sir Isaac Newton unlocked the system of the worldInfinite ascent : a short history of mathematicsThe secrets of the vaulted sky : astrology and the art of predictionThe Devil's delusion : atheism and its scientific pretensionsOne, two, three : absolutely elementary mathematicsThe body shop : an Aaron Asherfeld mysteryBlack mischief : language, life, logic, luck