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Lemonick, Michael D. 1953-

Overview
Works: 120 works in 193 publications in 4 languages and 5,147 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: QB54, 523.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael D Lemonick
Other worlds : the search for life in the universe by Michael D Lemonick( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the search for life on other planets; introduces the pioneering researchers who are using technology to explore the universe; and explores how the search for extraterrestrial life affects the way we regard our place in the universe
Mirror Earth : the search for our planet's twin by Michael D Lemonick( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the mid-1990s, astronomers made history when they detected three planets orbiting stars in the Milky Way. The planets were nothing like Earth, however: They were giant gas balls like Jupiter or Saturn. More than five hundred planets have been found since then, yet none of them could support life. Now, armed with more powerful technology, planet hunters are racing to find a true twin of Earth. Science writer Michael D. Lemonick has unique access to these exoplaneteers, as they call themselves, and Mirror Earth unveils their passionate quest. Geoff Marcy, at the University of California, Berkeley, is the world's most successful planet hunter, having found two of the first three extra-solar planets. Bill Borucki, at the NASA Ames Research Center, struggled for more than a decade to launch the Kepler mission--the only planet finder, human or machine, to beat Marcy's record. David Charbonneau, at Harvard, realized that Earths would be much easier to find if he looked at tiny stars called M-dwarfs rather than stars like the Sun--and that he could use backyard telescopes to find them! Unlike those in other races, the competing scientists actually consult and cooperate with one another. But only one will be the first to find Earth's twin. Mirror Earth is poised to narrate this historic event as the discovery is made"--
Echo of the big bang by Michael D Lemonick( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A tight-knit, high-powered group of scientists and engineers spent eight years building a satellite designed, in effect, to read the genome of the universe. Launched in 2001, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has finally reported in - and it's found things nobody expected." "For more than a year, the WMAP satellite hovered in the cold of deep space, a million miles from Earth, in an effort to determine whether the science of cosmology - the study of the origin and evolution of the universe - has been on the right track for the past two decades. What WMAP was looking for was a barely perceptible pattern of hot and cold spots in the faint whisper of microwave radiation left over from the Big Bang, the event that gave birth to all of space, time, matter, and energy." "The pattern encoded in those microwaves holds the answers to some of the great unanswered questions of cosmology: What is the universe made of? What is its geometry? How much of it consists of this mysterious dark matter and dark energy that continues to baffle astronomers? How fast is it expanding? And did it undergo a period of inflationary hyper-expansion at the very beginning? WMAP has now given definitive answers to these mysteries." "On February 11, 2003, the team of researchers went public with the results. Just some of their extraordinary findings: The universe is 13.7 billion years old. The first stars "turned on" when the universe was only 200 million years old, five times earlier than anyone had thought. It is now certain that a mysterious dark energy dominates the universe." "Michael Lemonick, who had exclusive access to the researches as WMAP gathered its data, here tells the full story of WMAP and its surprising revelations." "This book is both a personal and a scientific tale of discovery. In its pages, readers will come to know the science of cosmology and the people who have finally, seventy-four years after we first learned that the universe is expanding, deciphered its mysteries."--Jacket
The light at the edge of the universe : leading cosmologists on the brink of a scientific revolution by Michael D Lemonick( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The University of Chicago offers the gifted duo of Michael Turner and David Schramm, while the ground-breaking Vera Rubin holds forth at the Carnegie Institution. In The Light at the Edge of the Universe we watch them and many others as they work on theories and projects concerning such subjects as the Great Attractor, the COBE satellite, the microwave background, and hot and cold dark matter. Through it all, Michael Lemonick is our learned and likeable guide. Lemonick is not just an expert on complicated, technical theory. He also reveals why you should never bring ice cream to high altitudes, what the important difference between MIT and Princeton is, and why the universe is like a loaf of raisin bread. The Light at the Edge of the Universe is an entertaining and erudite exploration of the cosmos, a subject that has intrigued and mystified all people, from the wisest philosopher to the smallest child, since history began
The Georgian star : how William and Caroline Herschel revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos by Michael D Lemonick( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the scientific contributions of Uranus planet discoverer William Herschel and his pioneering sister, Caroline, describes their establishment of surveying techniques that are still in use today, Caroline's cataloguing of nebulae, and William's discovery of infrared radiation
The perpetual now : a story of amnesia, memory, and love by Michael D Lemonick( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of Lonni Sue Johnson, a talented artist, musician and amateur pilot who lost all capacity for short term memory when she suffered encephalitis and the amazing scientific discoveries her condition has inspired"--
The light at the edge of the universe : dispatches from the front lines of cosmology by Michael D Lemonick( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will the universe expand forever? Or will it collapse in a Big Crunch within the next few billion years? If the Big Bang theory is correct in presenting the origins of the universe as a smooth fireball, how did the universe come to contain structures as large as the recently discovered "Great Wall" of galaxies, which stretches hundreds of millions of light years? Such are the compelling questions that face cosmologists today, and it is the excitement and wonder of their research that Michael Lemonick shares in this lively tour of the current state of astrophysics and cosmology.Here we visit observatories and universities where leading scientists describe how they envision the very early stages, the history, and the future of the universe. The discussions help us to make sense of many recent findings, including cosmic ripples, which supply evidence of the first billionth of a second of the universe; anomalous galactic structures such as the Great Wall, the Great Void, and the Great Attractor; and the mysterious presence of dark matter, massive but invisible. Lemonick assembles this information into a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of modern cosmology, and a portrait of its often contentious practitioners.Originally published in 1995.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
New frontiers of space by Jeffrey Kluger( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the latest scientific findings and discoveries in the solar system and beyond, discussing dark matter, microbial life existing beyond Earth, the discovery of more exoplanets, and the feasibility of space tourism and mining.--
The perpetual now : a story of amnesia, memory, and love by Michael D Lemonick( Recording )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of a shattering illness, Lonni Sue Johnson lives in a "perpetual now," where she has almost no memories of the past and a nearly complete inability to form new ones. The Perpetual Now is the moving story of this exceptional woman, and the groundbreaking revelations about memory, learning, and consciousness her unique case has uncovered. Lonni Sue Johnson was a renowned artist who regularly produced covers for The New Yorker, a gifted musician, a skilled amateur pilot, and a joyful presence to all who knew her. But in late 2007, she contracted encephalitis. The disease burned through her hippocampus like wildfire, leaving her severely amnesic, living in a present that rarely progresses beyond ten to fifteen minutes. Remarkably, she still retains much of the intellect and artistic skills from her previous life, but it's not at all clear how closely her consciousness resembles yours or mine. As such, Lonni Sue's story has become part of a much larger scientific narrative--one that is currently challenging traditional wisdom about how human memory and awareness are stored in the brain. In this probing, compassionate, and illuminating book, award-winning science journalist Michael D. Lemonick uses the unique drama of Lonni Sue Johnson's day-to-day life to give us a nuanced and intimate understanding of the science that lies at the very heart of human nature
The universe : what we know and what we hope to yet find out( Visual )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tape is one of five tapes from the Princeton Audlt School's lecture series "The Universe: what we know and what we hope yet to find out" given in the spring 1998 term
New space discoveries( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perilous times for the pyramids by Michael D Lemonick( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Alaskas. Tale Of Two Villages by Michael D Lemonick( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventing America : the 400th anniversary of Jamestown( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Światło pierwszych gwiazd by Michael D Lemonick( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lost to the ages by Michael D Lemonick( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"I can't get my breast back" : was the mastectomy that made Matuschka famous a mistake? by Michael D Lemonick( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The end : astrophysicists say that now they can finally tell us how the universe will expire-and it's not with a bang by Michael D Lemonick( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

War of the diapers by Michael D Lemonick( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The scent of a man : Exposed to male pheromones, the gay man's hypothalamus lit up like a woman's by Michael D Lemonick( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Other worlds : the search for life in the universe
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Lemonick, Michael D.

ルモニック, マイケル・D

レモニック, マイケル・D

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Echo of the big bangThe Georgian star : how William and Caroline Herschel revolutionized our understanding of the cosmosThe light at the edge of the universe : dispatches from the front lines of cosmology