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Flatow, Ira

Overview
Works: 117 works in 171 publications in 2 languages and 4,501 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  History  Interviews  Juvenile works  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: Q173, 500
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Most widely held works about Ira Flatow
 
Most widely held works by Ira Flatow
They all laughed-- : from light bulbs to lasers, the fascinating stories behind the great inventions that have changed our lives by Ira Flatow ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From light bulbs to lasers--the fascinating stories behind the great inventions that have changed our lives
Rainbows, curve balls and other wonders of the natural world explained by Ira Flatow ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Answers many questions about the mysteries of everyday life
Present at the future : from evolution to nanotechnology, candid and controversial conversations on science and nature by Ira Flatow ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An irreverent tour of the science of everyday life by a veteran NPR correspondent draws on his conversations with such authorities as E.O. Wilson and Carl Sagan to investigate such fields as stem-cell research, genetic engineering, and alternative energies
Newton's apple ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newton's Apple is full of fascinating facts and much more, because it shows how science can help us explore the world in a new way. It captures a sense of wonder that the whole family can enjoy ... because you can never know it all!
Transistorized! ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The video tells the story of the history of the transistor and the scientists who discovered it
Einstein's dream ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program focuses on efforts to complete Einstein's quest for a grand unifying theory that will explain all of the forces of nature in the same terms. Will string theory provide the key? Mathematical physicist Nathan Seiberg explains his research on string theory in various dimensions and on particle physics; Edward Witten, named one of the 25 most influential Americans by Time magazine, defines M theory; and theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena suggests a way to unite quantum mechanics and general relativity. A contradictory view of string theory is delivered with genial skepticism by Freeman Dyson. Segments highlighting Einstein's research are also included
Exploring the cosmos ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program features physicist Freeman Dyson. Joining him are astrophysicists Sara Seagar and John Bahcall and Feryal Ozel
Danger! Radon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Public Broadcasting science correspondent Ira Flatow explains how to test for radon in your home and how to get rid of it
Creationism ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ira Flatow probes the question: Should "scientific creationism" be taught in public schools alongside the theory of evolution? In a balanced presentation, he interviews parents, teachers, and other professionals to help clarify the scientific and legal issues
Earth keeping ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows examples of how individuals, groups, communities, and companies have become active in improving the environment and in solving environmental problems
A New history of the world ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is there such a thing as a just war? Is terrorism ever morally acceptable? And can ancient art change the current view of history? This program investigates these and other questions with political philosopher Michael Walzer, who examines the origins of modern terrorism; classicist Glen Bowersock, whose study of ancient mosaics is helping him deepen his understanding of great conquests from antiquity; and Oleg Grabar, a historian of Islamic art, who discusses the religious and political volatility of the Dome of the Rock. In addition, Kirk Varnedoe, formerly of New York's Museum of Modern Art, talks about Jackson Pollock and what exactly makes modern art so modern
Niu dun de ping guo : jie kai cai hong.qu qiu he da zi ran de ao mi by Ira Flatow ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mind's window ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ira Flatow examines the latest theories on memory and learning, hemisphericity, deep vision, and other phenomenon
Light speed ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The laser light pulses that travel the gossamer threads of glass in today's high-tech communication systems are the distant offspring of ancient signal fires. In this program, Ira Flatow and Tom Standage guide viewers through the evolution of long-distance communication, a field of endeavor spurred on by creativity, competition, and chance. Special emphasis is given to fiber optics as it is being used today, both in communications and in other disciplines such as telerobotic surgery"--Container
Thinking big ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed at Princeton's renowned Institute for Advanced Study, National Public Radio's Ira Flatow introduces viewers to some of today's greatest minds through intimate, cross-disciplinary conversations that spotlight science, mathematics, history, linguistics, art, and music. This program brings together six icons of intellect--mathematician John Nash, mathematical biologist Martin Nowak, mathematician Enrico Bombieri, mathematical physicist Freeman Dyson, pianist Robert Taub, and cultural anthropologist Clifford Geertz--who talk about milestones on their roads to success. The conversation ranges far and wide, covering topics such as game theory, the evolution and cultural adaptation of language, the Riemann hypothesis, genetic engineering, nuclear-powered spacecraft, the ethnography of Southeast Asia and North Africa, Beethoven's piano sonatas, and even the movie "A Beautiful Mind."
Mastering the marketplace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program presents interviews with people who have worked to deal with environmental problems posed by garbage. Included are: a tour of a landfill, how to shop "green" at the supermarket, a visit with a man who has made a business of reselling recycled items, and a visit to an energy efficient home
Rocking the boat you can fight city hall ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demonstrates the effectiveness of some grassroots movements in influencing the response to environmental problems. Chronicles successful citizen groups, featuring the story of Lois Gibbs in Love Canal, and including her later efforts through establishment of the Citizen's Clearinghouse for Hazardous Wastes. Examines motivations, methods, obstacles, and successes of local group response to environmental threats
Newton's apple, episode 2 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The answer to many questions are demonstrated by guest experts
Closed doors, open democracies? ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dialogue on open government and secrecy
They All Laughed by Ira Flatow ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
フレイトウ, アイラ
Languages
English (67)
Chinese (3)
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