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Singh, Simon

Overview
Works: 163 works in 514 publications in 6 languages and 13,544 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Popular works  Humor  Biography 
Roles: Director
Classifications: QA244, 512.74
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Simon Singh
The code book : the evolution of secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots, to quantum cryptography by Simon Singh ( Book )
51 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the world of codes includes a history of how they have affected the world, from the World Wars to the death of Mary, Queen of Scots, and also looks at what the future holds for the field of cryptography
Fermat's enigma : the epic quest to solve the world's greatest mathematical problem by Simon Singh ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 2,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fermat's Last Theorem became the Holy Grail of mathematics. Whole and colorful lives were devoted, and even sacrificed, to finding a proof. Leonhard Euler, the greatest mathematician of the eighteenth century, had to admit defeat. Sophie Germain took on the identity of a man to do research in a field forbidden to females, and made the most significant breakthrough of the nineteenth century. The dashing Evariste Galois scribbled down the results of his research deep into the night before venturing out to die in a duel in 1832. Yutaka Taniyama, whose insights would ultimately lead to the solution, tragically killed himself in 1958. On the other hand, Paul Wolfskehl, a famous German industrialist, claimed Fermat had saved him from suicide, and established a rich prize for the first person to prove the theorem. And then came Princeton professor Andrew Wiles, who had dreamed of proving Fermat's Last Theorem ever since he first read of it as a boy of ten in his local library. In 1993, some 356 years after Fermat's challenge, and after seven years of working in isolation and secrecy - "a kind of private and very personal battle I was engaged in" - Wiles stunned the world by announcing a proof, though his own journey would be far from over. Fermat's Enigma is the story of the epic quest to solve the greatest math problem of all time. A human drama of high dreams, intellectual brilliance, and extraordinary determination, it will bring the history and culture of mathematics into exciting focus for all who read it
Big bang : the origin of the universe by Simon Singh ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book tells the story of the many brilliant, often eccentric scientists who fought against the establishment idea of an eternal and unchanging cosmos. From such early Greek cosmologists as Anaximander to recent satellite measurements taken deep in space, Big Bang is a narrative full of anecdotes and personal histories. Simon Singh tells the centuries-long story of mankind's attempt to understand how the universe came to be, a story which itself begins some 14 billion years ago (give or take a billion years)."--BOOK JACKET
Trick or treatment : the undeniable facts about alternative medicine by Simon Singh ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this groundbreaking analysis, over thirty of the most popular treatments--acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic, and herbal medicines--are examined for their benefits and potential dangers. Questions answered include: What works and what doesn't? What are the secrets, and what are the lies? Who can you trust, and who is ripping you off? Can science decide what is best, or do the old wives' tales really tap into ancient, superior wisdom? In their scrutiny of alternative and complementary cures, authors Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst also strive to reassert the primacy of the scientific method as a means for determining public health practice and policy.--From publisher description
The code book : how to make it, break it, hack it, crack it by Simon Singh ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of codes and the methodologies for forming and breaking them, from ancient times to modern computers. It's known as the science of secrecy. Cryptography: the encoding and decoding of private information. And it is history's most fascinating story of intrigue and cunning. From Julius Caesar and his Caesar Cipher to the code used by Mary Queen of Scots and her conspiracy to the use of the Engima machine during the Second World War, Simon Singh follows the evolution of secret writing. Accessible, compelling, and timely, this international bestseller, now adapted for young people, is sure to make readers see the past-and the future-in a whole new way
Fermat's last theorem : the story of a riddle that confounded the world's greatest minds for 358 years by Simon Singh ( Book )
32 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of the solving of a puzzle that has confounded mathematicians since the 17th century, but which every child can understand. It includes the fascinating story of Andrew Wiles who finally cracked the code
Big bang : the most important scientific discovery of all time and why you need to know about it by Simon Singh ( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author of "Fermat's Last Theorem" and "The Code Book" tells the story of the brilliant minds that deciphered the mysteries of the Big Bang. An exploration of the ultimate question: how was our universe created?
The Simpsons and their mathematical secrets by Simon Singh ( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Simon Singh, author of the bestsellers Fermat's Enigma, The Code Book, and The Big Bang, offers fascinating new insights into the celebrated television series The Simpsons: That the show drip-feeds morsels of number theory into the minds of its viewers--indeed, that there are so many mathematical references in the show, and in its sister program, Futurama, that they could form the basis of an entire university course. Recounting memorable episodes from "Bart the Genius" to "Homer3," Singh brings alive intriguing and meaningful mathematical concepts--ranging from the mathematics of pi and the paradox of infinity to the origin of numbers and the most profound outstanding problems that haunt today's generation of mathematicians. In the process, he illuminates key moments in the history of mathematics, and introduces us to The Simpsons' brilliant writing team--the likes of David X. Cohen, Al Jean, Jeff Westbrook, and Stewart Burns, all of whom have various advanced degrees in mathematics, physics, and other sciences. Based on interviews with the writers of The Simpsons and replete with images from the shows, facsimiles of scripts, paintings and drawings, and other imagery, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets will give anyone who reads it an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history"--
The proof by Mass.) WGBH (Television station : Boston ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes mathematician Andrew Wiles' quest to prove Fermat's Last Theorem and shows complex mathematical concepts with the help of computer animation
Trick or treatment? : Alternative medicine on trial by Simon Singh ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE. Prince Charles is a staunch defender and millions of people swear by it; most UK doctors consider it to be little more than superstition and a waste of money. Welcome to the world of alternative medicine. In "Trick or Treatment?", the truth about the efficacy of alternative medicine is rigorously addressed for the first time by the scientist uniquely qualified to do so: Professor Edzard Ernst, the world's first professor of complementary medicine. This former practitioner of both traditional and complementary medicine brings no bias to the subject. Writing with him is the respected science writer, Simon Singh, who also brings his considerable scientific knowledge to this most controversial subject. Together, they present a hard-hitting, groundbreaking examination of more than thirty of the most popular treatments, such as Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Chiropractic and Herbal medicines, delivering the ultimate verdict on all of them
Geheime Botschaften : die Kunst der Verschlüsselung von der Antike bis in die Zeiten des Internet by Simon Singh ( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fermats letzter Satz : die abenteuerliche Geschichte eines mathematischen Rätsels by Simon Singh ( Book )
22 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Histoire des codes secrets : De l'Egypte des Pharaons à l'ordinateur quantique by Simon Singh ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in French and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dès la plus haute Antiquité, militaires, hommes d'Etat ou amants ont cherché à mettre au point les codes secrets les plus inviolables possibles. Ce livre retrace les grandes étapes de l'histoire de la lutte sans fin qui oppose ceux qui les inventent à ceux qui les percent
Le Dernier théorème de Fermat : l'histoire de l'énigme qui a défié les plus grands esprits du monde pendant 358 ans by Simon Singh ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depuis les pythagoriciens jusqu'aux efforts d'Andrew Wiles pour résoudre le casse-tête de Fermat, un récit complet et enrichissant de l'une des plus grandes aventures de la pensée mathématique
The science of secrecy : the secret history of codes and codebreaking by Simon Singh ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Big Bang : der Ursprung des Kosmos und die Erfindung der modernen Naturwissenschaft by Simon Singh ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cracking codebook : how to make it, break it, hack it, crack it by Simon Singh ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's known as the science of secrecy. Cryptography: the encoding and decoding of private information. And it is history's most fascinating story of intrigue and cunning. The battle between codemakers and codebreakers has been going on for centuries: from Julius Caesar and his Caesar cipher to the codebreaking achievements of the 10th-century Arabs; from the code used by Mary Queen of Scots in an attempt to dethrone Elizabeth I to Sir Francis Walsingham's decipherment of that code, which led to Mary's execution for treason; from the Germans' use of the Enigma machine for automatic encryption in the Second World War to Alan Turing's efforts to infiltrate Enigma, which contributed to the Allied victory. And the battle rages on. How private are your e-mail communications? How secure is sending your credit card information over the internet? And how much secrecy will the government tolerate? Simon Singh follows the evolution of secret writing with a clarity that lets the reader enjoy the captivating story w
Fermat's enigma : the quest to solve the world's greatest mathematical problem by Simon Singh ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Hebrew and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De oerknal : de belangrijkste wetenschappelijke ontdekking ooit by Simon Singh ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le roman du Big Bang : la plus importante découverte scientifique de tous les temps by Simon Singh ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retrace l'histoire des recherches scientifiques sur la création de l'Univers et de la théorie du big-bang
 
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Alternative Names
Сингх, Саймон
סינג, סיימון
シン, サイモン
Languages
English (163)
German (49)
French (27)
Spanish (2)
Hebrew (1)
Dutch (1)
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