WorldCat Identities

Blum, Deborah 1954-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 235 publications in 6 languages and 13,953 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Drama  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Producer, Editor, Director, Author of screenplay, Conceptor
Classifications: T11, 614.1309747109041
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  Deborah Blum Publications about Deborah Blum
Publications by  Deborah Blum Publications by Deborah Blum
Most widely held works by Deborah Blum
A field guide for science writers by Deborah Blum ( )
38 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a roadmap to the area of science writing. In this edition, various chapters cover the techniques of good science writing, explanatory writing, writing under deadline, clone and stem-cell research, biology of behaviour and eugenics, mental health, human genetics, as well as making sense of conflicting studies
The poisoner's handbook : murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum ( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. A pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime
Love at Goon Park : Harry Harlow and the science of affection by Deborah Blum ( Book )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deborah Blum examines the history of love through the lens of its strangest unsung hero: a brilliant, fearless, alcoholic psychologist named Harry Frederick Harlow. Pursuing the idea that human affection could be understood, studied, even measured, Harlow (1905-1981) arrived at his conclusions by conducting research--sometimes beautiful, sometimes horrible--on the primates in his University of Wisconsin laboratory. Paradoxically, his darkest experiments may have the brightest legacy, for by studying "neglect" and its life-altering consequences, Harlow confirmed love's central role in shaping not only how we feel but also how we think. Blum views him as a pioneer in demonstrating the vital importance of relationships and love to health and survival
The monkey wars by Deborah Blum ( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fascinating and very lucid account of the conflicts, both social and psychological, that permeate the keeping and use of monkeys and apes in American laboratories
Ghost hunters : William James and the search for scientific proof of life after death by Deborah Blum ( Book )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces how the respected psychologist brother of Henry James set out to gather scientific data proving the existence of ghosts at the end of the nineteenth century, forming the American Society for Psychical Research
Sex on the brain : the biological differences between men and women by Deborah Blum ( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sex on the Brain presents a convincing case that we're products of both our biology and our culture - and that the two perform an intricate dance whose steps are, to some extent, ones we can choose. Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Deborah Blum has synthesized research so new - from the fields of evolutionary biology, anthropology, animal behavior (especially primatology), neuroscience, psychology, and other disciplines - that scientists are just beginning to publish it. She provides the best picture yet of the biological underpinnings of the differences between the sexes. Examples of what she has discovered include: Men's testosterone levels drop when men are in happy marriages, so dramatically that some scientists speculate that women may use monogamy to control male behavior. On the other hand, new studies show that women in high-stress professions display a rise in testosterone levels (and possibly competitive behaviors). A study done with sweaty T-shirts suggests that a man's scent carries information about his immune system. And women find that scent sexiest when the male immune system is different from their own - which just happens to make for healthy, diverse genetic matches. The exceptions are women using birth control pills, who consistently choose men with the "wrong" immune systems. Some scientists think that many men are attracted to blond women because of a male predisposition to choose youthful mates. Fair hair is generally considered a biological indicator of youth, especially among certain races - since more children than adults are blond
Gung ho by Ron Howard ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A struggling actor transforms himself into "Jericho," leader of a mock-vigilante group that videotapes criminals and then turns the tapes over to the police
Bad karma : a true story of obsession and murder by Deborah Blum ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poisoner's handbook ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the dawn of forensic investigation, focusing on a number of cases of death by poisoning as well as accidental death by exposure to deadly chemicals. Examines the pioneering efforts of New York's first medical examiner Charles Norris and his assistant, toxicologist Alexander Gettler
The poisoner's handbook murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Deborah Blum follows New York City's first ever forensic scientists to discover a fascinating Jazz Age story of chemistry and detection, poison and murder."--Container
Clean and sober by Glenn Gordon Caron ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young, hotshot real-estate broker has a drug abuse problem he refuses to acknowledge. When he gets in trouble with his company and the law, he decides to hide out in a detox program. What he doesn't count on is that the drug rehab program will force him to face himself, admit his addiction and come clean
The best American science and nature writing 2014 by Deborah Blum ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2013, including works by such authors as Katherine Bagley, Barbara Kingsolver, Fred Pearce, and Carl Zimmer
Ghost hunters [William James and the search for scientific proof of life after death] by Deborah Blum ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unabridged
Joseph master of dreams ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the biblical story of Joseph, sold into slavery by his jealous brothers but eventually rewarded with great political power when he uses his divine gift--the ability to interpret dreams--to help the Pharaoh save Egypt from famine. Examines evidence to determine if the events in the story really happened
The poisoner's handbook [murder and the birth of forensic medicine in Jazz Age New York] by Deborah Blum ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The untold story of how poison rocked Jazz Age New York City. A pair of forensic scientists began their trailblazing chemical detective work, fighting to end an era when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Chief medical examiner Charles Norris and toxicologist Alexander Gettler investigate a family mysteriously stricken bald, factory workers with crumbling bones, a diner serving poisoned pies, and many others. Each case presents a deadly new puzzle and Norris and Gettler create revolutionary experiments to tease out even the wiliest compounds from human tissue. From the vantage of their laboratory it also becomes clear that murderers aren't the only toxic threat--modern life has created a kind of poison playground, and danger lurks around every corner
The Last Supper ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a symbol of love, forgiveness and everlasting life, few moments in the Bible hold more significance than Jesus' Last Supper in Jerusalem. Explores Jesus' final hours on earth
Spy technology ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the technology of spying
Antibiotics the wonder drugs ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the history of antibiotics, the "wonder drugs" that have added ten years to the life expectancy of every man, woman, and child on the planet by killing infections without causing harmful side-effects and which have become the most widely prescribed medications
Joan of Arc virgin warrior ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Against the turbulent backdrop of the Hundred-Years War between France and England, a 13-year-old French peasant girl suddenly began hearing angelic voices. Their message: She had been selected by God to save her beloved country. Now, join the astonishing quest of the Maid of Orleans, as Joan of Arc shatters medieval convention by leaving home, cropping her hair and taking up arms in a single-minded campaign to convince a vacillating prince that she can make him king. Be there as this illiterate teenager with no military experience stuns ally and enemy alike with her first battlefied triumphs. And follow her meteoric fall from grace as those fearful of her unearthly influence conspire in her death ... only to ensure her immortality
Vibes by Ken Kwapis ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychics Sylvia Pickel and Nick Deezy are hired by a mysterious man to find an ancient treasure in South America. As they trek through Ecuador, their supernatural skills lead them straight into danger, disaster and romance. When the ancient ruins unleash an evil paranormal power, Sylvia and Nick must join psychic forces to save the world
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.10 for Ghost hunt ... to 0.50 for A field gu ...)
Alternative Names
Blum, Deborah Leigh 1954-
ブラム, デボラ
Languages
English (170)
Japanese (7)
German (5)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (2)
Italian (2)
Covers