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Weiner, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 63 works in 268 publications in 12 languages and 12,932 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Miscellanea  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Forecasts  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: QL696.P246, 598.8830438
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Most widely held works about Jonathan Weiner
 
Most widely held works by Jonathan Weiner
The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time by Jonathan Weiner( Book )

66 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following in Darwin's footsteps in the Galapagos were Peter and Rosemary Grant, who studied the features of the beaks of various species of finches and confirmed Darwin's theory of natural selection. On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent twenty years proving that Darwin did not know the strength of his own theory. For among the finches of Daphne Major, natural selection is neither rare nor slow: it is taking place by the hour, and we can watch. In this dramatic story of groundbreaking scientific research, Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself. The Beak of the Finch is an elegantly written and compelling masterpiece of theory and explication in the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould. From the Trade Paperback edition
Planet earth by Jonathan Weiner( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a guide to our lving, changing planet. We journey to the rim of a great meteor crater ... we travel back in time to 1930, in the icy heart of Greenland ... We journey to the outer reaches of our solar system, dive to a rock erupt from the heart of the earth to form new undersea mountains and a new ocean floor. Ulimately we will come to see this planet not as a hunk of stone in space but more like a living organism -- with its own internal dynamics, exchanging gases, healing itself, increasingly dependent on a new host creature -- man-- to shape its future."--Fly leaf
The next one hundred years : shaping the fate of our living earth by Jonathan Weiner( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in 7 languages and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of our earth today and during the next century
Time, love, memory : a great biologist and his quest for the origins of behavior by Jonathan Weiner( Book )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a biologist's search for the foundations of behavior. Looking over the shoulder of some of the premier scientists in the field, biologist Weiner takes us into their laboratories to show us how pieces of DNA actually shape behavior. He focuses on the work of Seymour Benzer, who, decades ago, with James Watson and Francis Crick, helped to crack the genetic code. Then, in a simple experiment using a few test tubes, a light bulb, and 100 fruit flies, Benzer invented the genetic dissection of behavior. Now we see how he and his students find and study genes that build our inner clocks, genes that shape the way we love, and genes that decide what we can (or cannot) remember. These breakthroughs help explain secrets of human behavior and may lead to advance treatments for behavioral disorders ranging from rage to autism to schizophrenia.--From publisher description
Long for this world : the strange science of immortality by Jonathan Weiner( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This rollicking scientific adventure story is science writing of the highest order and with the highest stakes. Could we live forever? And if we could--would we want to?--From publisher description
His brother's keeper : a story from the edge of medicine by Jonathan Weiner( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Jonathan Weiner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Beak of the Finch, comes His Brother's Keeper-the story of a young entrepreneur who gambles on the risky science of gene therapy to try to save his brother's life. Stephen Heywood was twenty-nine years old when he learned that he was dying of ALS-Lou Gehrig's disease. Almost overnight his older brother, Jamie, turned himself into a genetic engineer in a quixotic race to cure the incurable. His Brother's Keeper is a powerful account of their story, as they travel together to the edge of medicine. The book brings home for all of us the hopes and fears of the new biology. In this dramatic and suspenseful narrative, Jonathan Weiner gives us a remarkable portrait of science and medicine today. We learn about gene therapy, stem cells, brain vaccines, and other novel treatments for such nerve-death diseases as ALS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's-diseases that afflict millions, and touch the lives of many more. It turns out that the author has a personal stake in the story as well. When he met the Heywood brothers, his own mother was dying of a rare nerve-death disease. The Heywoods' gene therapist offered to try to save her, too. "The Heywoods' story taught me many things about the nature of healing in the new millennium," Weiner writes. "They also taught me about what has not changed since the time of the ancients and may never change as long as there are human beings-about what Lucretius calls 'the ever-living wound of love.' The Heywoods mean the whole story to me now: an allegory from the edge of medicine. A story to make us ask ourselves questions that we have to ask but do not want to ask. How much of life can we engineer? How much is permitted us? What would you do to save your brother's life?"
Nadia's hands by Karen English( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Pakistani-American girl takes part in her aunt's traditional Pakistani wedding
The best American science and nature writing, 2005( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This year's selections in The Best American Science and Nature Writing take on an array of topics that matter, all united by passionate writing. Natalie Angier defends agnosticism in a year dominated by discussions of faith, and Jenny Everett writes about the "invisible but intense" process of human growth, her little brother, and the newly approved drug Humatrope. Oliver Sacks explores the realms of consciousness, Frederick Crews traces the staying power of the Rorschach personality test, and William Speed Weed casts a gimlet eye on the wash of science claims encountered by a single man in a single day."--Jacket
Alan Magee : paintings, sculpture, graphics by Alan Magee( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beak of the finch by Jonathan Weiner( Recording )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two scientists study birds on an island in the Galapagos archipelago to find that natural selection was happening all around them
His brother's keeper : one family's journey to the edge of medicine by Jonathan Weiner( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Jonathan Weiner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Beak of the Finch, comes His Brother's Keeper-the story of a young entrepreneur who gambles on the risky science of gene therapy to try to save his brother's life. Stephen Heywood was twenty-nine years old when he learned that he was dying of ALS-Lou Gehrig's disease. Almost overnight his older brother, Jamie, turned himself into a genetic engineer in a quixotic race to cure the incurable. His Brother's Keeper is a powerful account of their story, as they travel together to the edge of medicine. The book brings home for all of us the hopes and fears of the new biology. In this dramatic and suspenseful narrative, Jonathan Weiner gives us a remarkable portrait of science and medicine today. We learn about gene therapy, stem cells, brain vaccines, and other novel treatments for such nerve-death diseases as ALS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's-diseases that afflict millions, and touch the lives of many more. It turns out that the author has a personal stake in the story as well. When he met the Heywood brothers, his own mother was dying of a rare nerve-death disease. The Heywoods' gene therapist offered to try to save her, too. "The Heywoods' story taught me many things about the nature of healing in the new millennium," Weiner writes. "They also taught me about what has not changed since the time of the ancients and may never change as long as there are human beings-about what Lucretius calls 'the ever-living wound of love.'
Long for this world : the strange science of immortality by Jonathan Weiner( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Jonathan Weiner comes a fast-paced and astonishing scientific adventure story: has the long-sought secret of eternal youth at last been found?In recent years, the dream of eternal youth has started to look like more than just a dream. In the twentieth century alone, life expectancy increased by more than thirty years--almost as much time as humans have gained in the whole span of human existence
Predicciones : 31 grandes figuras pronostican el futuro( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time, love, memory : the discovery of behaviour genes by Jonathan Weiner( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Weiner : tranquil aftermath: painting collection by Jonathan Weiner( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seines Bruders Hüter : eine Geschichte von den Grenzen der Medizin by Jonathan Weiner( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Jonathan Weiner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Beak of the Finch, comes His Brother's Keeper-the story of a young entrepreneur who gambles on the risky science of gene therapy to try to save his brother's life. Stephen Heywood was twenty-nine years old when he learned that he was dying of ALS-Lou Gehrig's disease. Almost overnight his older brother, Jamie, turned himself into a genetic engineer in a quixotic race to cure the incurable. His Brother's Keeper is a powerful account of their story, as they travel together to the edge of medicine. The book brings home for all of us the hopes and fears of the new biology. In this dramatic and suspenseful narrative, Jonathan Weiner gives us a remarkable portrait of science and medicine today. We learn about gene therapy, stem cells, brain vaccines, and other novel treatments for such nerve-death diseases as ALS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's-diseases that afflict millions, and touch the lives of many more. It turns out that the author has a personal stake in the story as well. When he met the Heywood brothers, his own mother was dying of a rare nerve-death disease. The Heywoods' gene therapist offered to try to save her, too. "The Heywoods' story taught me many things about the nature of healing in the new millennium," Weiner writes. "They also taught me about what has not changed since the time of the ancients and may never change as long as there are human beings-about what Lucretius calls 'the ever-living wound of love.'
Die Klimakatastrophe : wie der Treibhauseffekt unser Leben verändern wird by Jonathan Weiner( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predictions : [30 great minds on the future]( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Polish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new book contains a series of predictions about the 21st century from thirty of today's great minds - including Noam Chomsky, Arthur C. Clarke, Richard Dawkins, Umberto Eco, J.K. Galbraith, Steven Pinker, and Peter Singer." "The predictions outline the discoveries and changes that the contributors expect to see happen, both inside and outside their own fields. Each prediction is preceded by a profile of the author, setting their work in context and explaining their theories or inventions."--Jacket
A story of evolution in our time by Jonathan Weiner( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecology and evolution of Darwin's finches by Peter R Grant( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The beak of the finch : a story of evolution in our time
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Jonathan Weiner American nonfiction writer

Jonathan Weiner Amerikaans auteur

Jonathan Weiner scrittore, giornalista e divulgatore scientifico statunitense

Jonathan Weiner US-amerikanischer Sachbuchautor

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Time, love, memory : a great biologist and his quest for the origins of behaviorLong for this world : the strange science of immortalityHis brother's keeper : a story from the edge of medicineNadia's handsThe best American science and nature writing, 2005Alan Magee : paintings, sculpture, graphicsHis brother's keeper : one family's journey to the edge of medicineLong for this world : the strange science of immortality