WorldCat Identities

Flatow, Ira

Overview
Works: 118 works in 186 publications in 4 languages and 4,082 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  History  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Juvenile works  Children's films  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Reporter
Classifications: Q173, 500
Publication Timeline
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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 )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,377 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 )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 1,023 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 )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 741 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 299 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 )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 85 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 37 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."--Container. Includes discussion of different theories (such as string theory and M theory) by Nathan Sieberg, Edward Witten, Juan Maldacena and Freeman Dyson
Exploring the cosmos( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program features physicist Freeman Dyson. Joining him are astrophysicists Sara Seagar and John Bahcall and Feryal Ozel
They All Laughed by Ira Flatow( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth keeping( Visual )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 30 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
Creationism( Recording )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 29 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
A new history of the world( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program discusses "big ideas" with Michael Walzer, Glen Bowerstock, Oleg Grabar, and Kirk Varnedo. They probe diverse subject matters such as the concept of a just war and whether terrorism is ever morally acceptable and what makes modern art so modern
Danger! Radon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 24 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
The mind's window( Recording )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ira Flatow examines the latest theories on memory and learning, hemisphericity, deep vision, and other phenomenon
Light speed( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 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
Rocking the boat : you can fight city hall( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 19 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
Thinking big( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 19 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."
Newton's apple, episode 2( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 17 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 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dialogue on open government and secrecy
Mastering the marketplace( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 15 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
Newton's apple( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 13 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!
 
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Alternative Names
Ira Flatow American radio, television, web journalist

Ira Flatow Amerikaans journalist

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Present at the future : from evolution to nanotechnology, candid and controversial conversations on science and natureExploring the cosmosThey All LaughedA new history of the worldThinking big