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Lindley, David 1956-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 96 publications in 9 languages and 8,799 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Dictionaries  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: QC16.K3, 530.092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Lindley
Degrees Kelvin a tale of genius, invention, and tragedy by David Lindley( )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lindley presents a surprising and compelling portrait of William Thompson, a.k.a. Lord Kelvin, one of the most brilliant scientific minds of the 19th century
Boltzmann's atom : the great debate that launched a revolution in physics by David Lindley( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Now writer David Lindley portrays the dramatic story of Boltzmann and his embrace of the atom, while providing a window on the civilized world that gave birth to our scientific era. Boltzmann emerges as an endearingly quixotic character, passionately inspired by Beethoven, who muddled through the practical matters of life in a European gilded age. Boltzmann's story reaches from fin de siecle Vienna, across Germany and Britain, to America. As the Habsburg Empire was crumbling, Germany's intellectual might was growing; Edinburgh in Scotland was one of the most intellectually fertile places on earth; and, in America, brilliant independent minds were beginning to draw on the best ideas of the bureaucratized old world."--Jacket
The end of physics : the myth of a unified theory by David Lindley( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of the attempts to find a "theory of everything" that also argues that such a theory will never be found
Uncertainty : Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the struggle for the soul of science by David Lindley( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The remarkable story of a startling scientific idea that ignited a battle among the greatest minds of the twentieth century and profoundly influenced intellectual inquiry in fields ranging from physics to literary criticism, anthropology and journalism. In 1927, young German physicist Werner Heisenberg challenged centuries of scientific understanding when he introduced what came to be known as "the uncertainty principle." Heisenberg proved that in many physical measurements, you can obtain one bit of information only at the price of losing another. This proposition, undermining the cherished belief that science could reveal the physical world with limitless detail and precision, placed Heisenberg in direct opposition to the revered Albert Einstein. Niels Bohr, Heisenberg's mentor and Einstein's long-time friend, found himself caught between the two. Bohr understood that Heisenberg was correct, but he also recognized the vital necessity of gaining Einstein's support as the world faced the shocking implications of Heisenberg's principle.--From publisher description
The science of Jurassic Park and the lost world, or, How to build a dinosaur by Rob DeSalle( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using the motion picture Jurassic Park as a starting point, DeSalle and Lindley discuss how possible it would actually be to clone dinosaurs from DNA found in prehistoric blood and what problems might be encountered in creating a complete genetic blueprint, an egg, and a suitable habitat
Where does the weirdness go? : why quantum mechanics is strange, but not as strange as you think by David Lindley( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Few revolutions in science have been more far-reaching - but less understood - than the quantum revolution in physics. Everyday experience cannot prepare us for the strange phenomena of the subatomic world, where quantum effects become all important. Here, particles can look like waves, and vice versa; electrons seem to lose their identity and instead take on a shifting, unpredictable appearance that depends on how they are being observed; and a single photon may sometimes behave as if it could be in two places at once. In the world of quantum mechanics, uncertainty and ambiguity become not just unavoidable, but essential ingredients of science. But then comes an even more disturbing thought: When we look at the world around us, why do we not see the quantum weirdness that pervades its most fundamental structure? If the familiar world of everyday experience is built from ambiguous and unreliable subatomic ingredients, how can it be as solid, dependable, and predictable as we know it to be? David Lindley explains how physicists are finally beginning to find an answer to the most perplexing question of all: How does our Newtonian world arise from its quantum foundations? With that understanding, Lindley brings the quantum revolution full circle, showing how the familiar and trustworthy reality of the world around us is actually a consequence of the ineffable uncertainty of the subatomic quantum world - the world we can't see
Webster's New World dictionary of science ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The quantum world by David Lindley( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quantum physics, quantum theory
The science of Jurassic Park and the Lost World by Rob DeSalle( Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rob DeSalle, associate curator of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and David Lindley, a physicist and editor at Science News Magazine, demystify the world of cloning and recombinant DNA in this engaging and educational audio version of their book
Die Unbestimmbarkeit der Welt : Heisenberg und der Kampf um die Seele der Physik by David Lindley( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Werner Heisenberg's "uncertainty principle" challenged centuries of scientific understanding, placed him in direct opposition to Albert Einstein, and put Niels Bohr in the middle of one of the most heated debates in scientific history. Heisenberg's theorem stated that there were physical limits to what we could know about sub-atomic particles; this "uncertainty" would have shocking implications. In a riveting account, David Lindley captures this critical episode and explains one of the most important scientific discoveries in history, which has since transcended the boundaries of science and influenced everything from literary theory to television. From the Trade Paperback edition
La luna di Einstein by David Lindley( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comment fabriquer un dinosaure : la science de Jurassic Park by Rob DeSalle( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Incertezza : Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr e il principio di indeterminazione by David Lindley( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Science de Jurassic Park : Comment fabriquer un dinosaure by Rob DeSalle( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A partir de manipulations génétiques, la science moderne peut-elle ambitionner de faire revivre des espèces disparues? Qu'est-ce qui est vrai et qu'est-ce qui est faux dans le scénario de Jurassic Park? Et que sait-on vraiment aujourd'hui des dinosaures?
Gli atomi di Boltzmann by David Lindley( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Where does the weirdness go? : why quantum mechan- ics is strange, but not as strange as you thnik by David Lindley( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paradoxen som försvann : kvantmekaniken är konstig men inte så konstig som du tror by David Lindley( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ryōshi rikigaku no kimyōna tokoro ga omottahodo kimyōdenai wake by David Lindley( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Butsurigaku no hate by David Lindley( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Borutsuman no genshi : Riron butsurigaku no yoake ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
リンドリー, デヴィッド
Languages
English (60)
Italian (10)
Japanese (9)
Spanish (4)
German (3)
French (3)
Polish (2)
Chinese (1)
Swedish (1)
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