Most widely held works about Philip Morrison
Most widely held works by Philip Morrison
Powers of ten : a book about the relative size of things in the universe and the effect of adding another zero by Philip Morrison ( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,134 libraries worldwide
Powers of ten--a film dealing with the relative size of things in the universe and the effect of adding another zero (Motion picture).
The ring of truth : an inquiry into how we know what we know by Philip Morrison ( Book )
8 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in English and held by 1,607 libraries worldwide
Includes material on "what a chocolate layer cake can reveal about evidence in rocks" and "how scientists read rainbow light for the recipe of the stars."
Reason enough to hope America and the world of the twenty-first century by Philip Morrison ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,309 libraries worldwide
In this "blue-sky" effort to rethink humanity's basic challenges, Philip Morrison and Kosta Tsipis - both eminent scientists with deep expertise in arms control issues - sketch the broad outlines for a global approach to the problems of security and development. Their goal is to set priorities for feasible action, and their focus is threefold: war and particularly the continuing dangers of nuclear weapons, population and the promotion of increased levels of human well-being, and the threat of environmental degradation.
Elementary nuclear theory by Hans A Bethe ( Book )
23 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 775 libraries worldwide
The Search for extraterrestrial intelligence, SETI ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 714 libraries worldwide
Nothing is too wonderful to be true by Philip Morrison ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
"There are very few with Philip Morrison's gifts, few who can lead us with firm knowledge whispering just the right encouragement as he guides us across the great ideas of science. Take this journey with one of the most astute navigators and you'll find yourself compelled to go deeper into some of the most daring adventures of modern science." "Nothing is too grand or seemingly too trivial - the nature of time, the fabric of the atom, what it means to explore scientific horizons, the galaxies, even the search for unknown intelligence in the vast as-yet-uncharted universe." "Then as deftly as Morrison takes us on a dazzling tour of the stars, he gently settles down for an intimate stop in the nursery where children have their first encounters with the things of everyday life, everyday things that cause us to wonder and make for discovery." "With an equally firm grasp, Morrison, who witnessed the first tests of the atom bomb, takes us unflinchingly through some of the most frightening terrain of modern times, where the arms race can cause our ultimate destruction, but where sanity can still bring us peace." "This extraordinary collection of essays by one of the most profound commentators on the successes and failures of the scientific enterprize concludes with lively portraits of men of science - Neils Bohr, Richard Feynman, Charles Babbage, among other notable friends and heroes."--BOOK JACKET.
Search for the universal ancestors ( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Search for the universal ancestors : the origins of life ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
The films of Charles and Ray Eames. Volume 1 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Powers of ten... illustrates a picnic in Chicago and then begins moving ten times farther out every ten seconds, until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of light. Then, we move inward into the hand of a sleeping picnicker with ten times more magnification every ten seconds. A rough sketch... is an earlier version of the same concept illustrated in Powers of ten. 901, after 45 years of working examines the Office of Charles and Ray Eames as it is being dismantled and cleaned out.
My father's watch: aspects of the physical world by Donald F Holcomb ( Book )
2 editions published between 1969 and 1974 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
The Ring of truth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Philip Morrison takes viewers on a personal journey of the inner workings of science, inviting them to ask questions about the everyday experiences that lie behind scientific results.
Philip Morrison's long look at the literature : his reviews of a hundred memorable science books by Philip Morrison ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
The Search for extraterrestrial intelligence ( Book )
5 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Charles Babbage on the principles and development of the calculator : and other seminal writings ( Book )
2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Les Puissances de dix : les ordres de grandeur dans l'univers ou ce qui apparaît quand on ajoute un zéro à une puissance de dix by Philip Morrison ( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 116 libraries worldwide
The big golden book of space by David Glover ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Beautiful full-color artwork and photographs illustrate highly informative text covering such topics as the solar system, stars, meteors, asteroids, astronomy and more. Must-have manual for families and libraries.
The ring of truth. Program 3, Mapping ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
In "Mapping", a Ryder rental van is turned into a mobile star-sighting observatory on a long voyage through Nebraska and Kansas as Morrison re-measures the earth.
Zehn hoch : Dimensionen zwischen Quarks u. Galaxien ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in German and held by 94 libraries worldwide
The ring of truth. Program 1, Looking ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
"Looking" examines the way we see and the influence it has on the way we understand. Morrison shows how instruments have been central to the development of scientific theories through the ages, from Galileo to the modern era of quantum mechanics and astrophysics.
SETI 2020 : a roadmap for the search for extraterrestrial intelligence ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Arms control Astronomy Atoms Babbage, Charles,--1791-1871 Biography Book reviews Calculators Conference proceedings Conservation laws (Physics) Cosmology Decimal system Documentary films Documentary television programs Eames, Charles Eames, Ray Evolution (Biology) Experimental films Exponents (Algebra) Geology Historical films History Interstellar communication Interviews Juvenile works Life on other planets Life--Origin Miscellanea Morrison, Philip Nonfiction films Nuclear arms control Nuclear nonproliferation Nuclear physics Office of Charles and Ray Eames Origin of the Solar system Physical sciences Physicists Physics Popular works Powers of ten--a film dealing with the relative size of things in the universe and the effect of adding another zero (Motion picture) Science Science films Science--Methodology Science news Science television programs Scientific American Security, International Short films Solar system Sponsored films United States
Morrison, P. 1915-2005
Morrison, P. (Philip)
Multiple languages (2)