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Weiner, Jonathan

Overview
Works: 75 works in 237 publications in 10 languages and 13,359 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Miscellanea  Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, 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 )
47 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,944 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 )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,163 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
Time, love, memory : a great biologist and his quest for the origins of behavior by Jonathan Weiner( Book )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,943 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
The next one hundred years : shaping the fate of our living earth by Jonathan Weiner( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An analysis of our earth today and during the next century
Long for this world : the strange science of immortality by Jonathan Weiner( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,334 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 )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,180 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 723 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 317 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."--BOOK JACKET
Alan Magee : paintings, sculpture, graphics by Alan Magee( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The beak of the finch by Jonathan Weiner( Recording )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 122 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
Long for this world the strange science of immortality by Jonathan Weiner( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 121 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 years₇almost as much time as humans have gained in the whole span of human existence
His brother's keeper : one family's journey to the edge of medicine by Jonathan Weiner( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 92 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.'
Predicciones : 31 grandes figuras pronostican el futuro ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The beak of the finch : evolution in real time by Jonathan Weiner( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die nächsten 100 Jahre : wie der Treibhauseffekt unser Leben verändern wird by Jonathan Weiner( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zeit, Liebe, Erinnerung : auf der Suche nach den Ursprüngen des Verhaltens by Jonathan Weiner( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jonathan Weiner : tranquil aftermath: painting collection by Jonathan Weiner( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plante Erde : Schicksal und Zukunft der Erde by Jonathan Weiner( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in German and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
De snavel van de vink : een verhaal over evolutie in onze tijd by Jonathan Weiner( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bespreking van het onderzoek aan Darwins vinken op de Galápagos eilanden als illustratie van verschillende evolutionaire mechanismen
 
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Alternative Names
ワイナー, ジョナサン
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English (124)
German (10)
Japanese (9)
Spanish (7)
Dutch (3)
Chinese (2)
Italian (2)
Korean (2)
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