Most widely held works about Margaret Wertheim
Most widely held works by Margaret Wertheim
Pythagoras' trousers : God, physics, and the gender wars by Margaret Wertheim ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
"In Pythagoras' Trousers, science writer Margaret Wertheim offers an astute social and cultural history of physics, from ancient Greece to our own time. Wertheim demonstrates that from its inception, physics has been an overwhelmingly male-dominated activity and continues to be so today. But what, she asks, would the world look like - what could the world look like - if men and women worked side by side in shaping the physics of the future?" "Wertheim puts forward the startling hypothesis that gender inequity in physics is a result of the religious origins of the enterprise. Physics, she reveals, is a science based on a conception of God as a divine mathematical creator. For most of its history, it has been intimately entwined with the institutions of Christianity, and in line with those institutions has historically been closed to women. Furthermore, physicists' world picture has evolved from a deeply "masculine" perspective." "Wertheim shows that the battle women faced to break into science parallels the battle they faced to break into the clergy; physics has become the Catholic church of science. Even now, women have made tremendous strides in the social and biological sciences, yet they remain chronically underrepresented in physics. Why is this so? Wertheim argues that a crucial factor behind this inequity is the continuing religious undercurrent in contemporary physics." "At a time when we are witnessing a resurgence of interest in physics and the divine - Stephen Hawking suggests that his science is a quest for "the mind of God" - there is a need to take a closer look at the ongoing relationship between physics and faith, and to examine the implications of that relationship for both sexes."--BOOK JACKET.
The pearly gates of cyberspace : a history of space from Dante to the Internet by Margaret Wertheim ( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 948 libraries worldwide
Tracing the combined story of physical and spiritual space from the Middle Ages to the present, Wertheim reveals the appeal of cyberspace and its ultimate failure to satisfy one's spiritual needs. The author argues that cyberspace has in recent years become a repository for immense spiritual yearning. Seeking to understand this phenomenon, she traces the evolution of our conception of space from the medieval to the modern viewpoint and explores how our conception of our spatial scheme has radically altered over the years. She then brings science and theology together, showing that the spiritualizing of cyberspace fits into a long history of imagined spaces and may be seen as an attempt to realize a technological version of the Christian space of heaven.
Faith & reason ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Documentary about the interaction between science and religion, both historical and today. Interviews with leading scientists and theologians explore the history of the relationship between these two fields and their views on history, evolution, genetics, cosmology, purpose, technology, and the future, and reveal that for most of history science and religion have been deeply entwined. Looks at a growing worldwide movement of scientists and theologians who believe that faith and reason can support one another.
Die Himmelstür zum Cyberspace : eine Geschichte des Raumes von Dante zum Internet by Margaret Wertheim ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Beyond 2000 : a window on the future : text by Margaret Wertheim ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Die Hosen des Pythagoras : Physik, Gott und die Frauen by Margaret Wertheim ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in German and Italian and held by 47 libraries worldwide
De hemelpoort van cyberspace : een geschiedenis van de ruimte van Dante tot Internet by Margaret Wertheim ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Overzicht van de ontwikkelingsgang van het ruimtebesef..
De broek van Pythagoras : god, fysica en de strijd tussen de seksen by Margaret Wertheim ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Historisch overzicht van de cultuur die heerste en heerst in natuur- en sterrenkunde waaruit duidelijk wordt hoe deze heeft geleid tot de afwezigheid van vrouwen in deze wetenschappen.
Catalyst ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Episode 1: A way of seeing: The introductory episode concentrates on the question of why we bother to do science. It explores this by looking at scientists and their struggle to understand the basic forces of our universe: gravity; magnetic, electric and nuclear forces. The program shows how fundamental discoveries in science can lead to technologies that enhance our everyday lives. It also raises the issue of responsibility for the use of knowledge gained through scientific discovery. -- Episode 2: Earth: 1990 has been declared the Year of Soil and the 1990s the Decade of Soil. This episode looks at the state of our planet and focusses on the plight of our soil. Australia is a very old and fragile land and we can't afford to go on much longer treating it like "dirt". The program also examines James Lovelock's controversial Gaia Theory which argues that the earth is a huge living organism and considers how this affects us all.
A field guide to hyperbolic space : an exploration of the intersection of higher geometry and feminine handicraft by Margaret Wertheim ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Although the properties of hyperbolic space were known for 200 years, it was only in 1997 that mathematician Daina Taimina worked out how to make physical models of it. The method she used was crochet. In this book, Margaret Wertheim presents a brief history of hyperbolic space in mathematics and nature, and offers a "field guide" to its crocheted manifestations.
Magnets and electricity school yrs 6-11 ( Visual )
in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The pearly gates of cyberspace : a history of space from Dante to Internet by Margaret Wertheim ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Energy ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Explores what is energy, the various types of energy and when to use them, changing forms of energy, nuclear energy, energy consumption.
Yakkety-yak ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Covers the subject of communication. Includes computers, computers and jobs, the telephone, communication and the disabled, communication in outer space and future technology for sending messages.
Late Night Live on Radio National ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
空間地圖 : 從但丁的空間到網路的空間 by 魏特罕 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The pearly gates of cyberspace : a history of space from Dante to the Internet ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace : A History of Space from Dante to the Internet / M. Wertheim by Margaret Wertheim ( )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Pythagoras' trousers : God, physics, and the gender wars ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Catalyst a series about science and technology for postprimary students ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Artificial satellites in telecommunication Australia Computers and civilization Cosmology Cyberspace Cyberspace--Religious aspects Documentary films Electricity Electrochemistry Electromagnetism Electronic mail systems Energy conservation Environmental degradation Evolution--Religious aspects--Christianity Faith and reason Force and energy Fröbel, Friedrich,--1782-1852 Genetic engineering Geometrical models Geometry, Hyperbolic History Hyperbolic spaces International crimes International criminal courts Internet Interviews Kindergarten Labor disputes Land use Magnetism Magnetism--Experiments Magnets Mathematical physics Motion Nature--Effect of human beings on Physics--Philosophy Popular works Power resources Religion and science Science Science--Study and teaching (Secondary) Sex discrimination in physics Space and time--Religious aspects Strikes and lockouts--Stevedores Strikes and lockouts--Stevedores--Law and legislation Technological innovations Technology Telecommunication systems Women in science Women physicists