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Singh, Simon

Overview
Works: 98 works in 486 publications in 20 languages and 9,742 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Popular works  Humor  Educational films  Internet videos  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: QA244, 530.11
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Simon Singh
Big bang : the origin of the universe by Simon Singh( Book )

69 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 2,699 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)."--Jacket
Fermat's enigma : the epic quest to solve the world's greatest mathematical problem by Simon Singh( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,340 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
Trick or treatment : the undeniable facts about alternative medicine by Simon Singh( Book )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,697 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
Fermat's last theorem : the story of a riddle that confounded the world's greatest minds for 358 years by Simon Singh( Book )

133 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 931 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
The code book : the evolution of secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots, to quantum cryptography by Simon Singh( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the text are clear technical and mathematical explanations, and portraits of the remarkable personalities who wrote and broke the world's most difficult codes. Accessible, compelling, and remarkably far-reaching, this book will forever alter your view of history and what drives it. It will also make you wonder how private that e-mail you just sent really is"--Publisher's description
The proof( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 360 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
Fermats letzter Satz : die abenteuerliche Geschichte eines mathematischen Rätsels by Simon Singh( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in German and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of secrecy : the secret history of codes and codebreaking by Simon Singh( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ma shu : bian ma yu jie ma de zhan zheng by Simon Singh( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mi ma shu de li shi qi shi jiu shi ji shi ji yi lai bian ma zhe yu jie ma zhe zhi jian de zhan zheng shi.ben shu tao lun mi ma de yan hua yi ji dui li shi de ying xiang,bing yi shi li shuo ming zhe ge zhu ti ru he zai jin ri bian de bi yi wang geng you qie shen guan xi
The Simpsons and their mathematical secrets by Simon Singh( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some have seen philosophy embedded in episodes of The Simpsons; others have detected elements of psychology and religion. Simon Singh, bestselling author of Fermats Last Theorem, The Code Book and The Big Bang, instead makes the compelling case that what The Simpsons writers are most passionate about is mathematics.He reveals how the writers have drip-fed morsels of number theory into the series over the last twenty-five years; indeed, there are so many mathematical references in The Simpsons, and in its sister program, Futurama, that they could form the basis of an entire university course. Using specific episodes as jumping off points from `Bart the Genius to `Treehouse of Horror VI Simon Singh brings to life the most intriguing and meaningful mathematical concepts, ranging from pi and the paradox of infinity to the origins of numbers and the most profound outstanding problems that haunt todays generation of mathematicians. In the process, he introduces us to The Simpsons brilliant writing team the likes of Ken Keeler, Al Jean, Jeff Westbrook, and Stewart Burns who are not only comedy geniuses, but who also hold advanced degrees in mathematics. This eye-opening book will give anyone who reads it an entirely new mathematical insight into the most successful show in television history."
Codici & segreti by Simon Singh( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Italian and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Codes : Die Kunst der Verschlüsselung Die Geschichte Die Geheimnisse Die Tricks by Simon Singh( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesund ohne Pillen - was kann die Alternativmedizin? by Simon Singh( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E=mc² : a biography of the world's most famous equation by David Bodanis( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the "life" of Einstein's theory of relativity, discussing the scientific knowledge that led to it and describing its influence on the world, including the scientific discoveries it made possible
Los códigos secretos : el arte y la ciencia de la criptografía desde el antiguo Egipto a la era Internet by Simon Singh( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Code : de wedloop tussen makers en brekers van geheime codes en cijferschrift by Simon Singh( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The code book on CD-ROM the secret history of codes and code-breaking by Simon Singh( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to the five main areas covered, special sections for junior code breakers and teachers are provided
Death of the dinosaurs( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewers follow scientists as they trace the evidence deep into the earth's core of molten metal and learn why these deadly eruptions that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs were so vital to the progress of evolution
Les mathématiques des Simpson by Simon Singh( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fermat's last theorem by Barry Mazur( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Tells the story of a mathematician Andrew Wiles' obssession about Fermat's Last Theorem and takes a look into his research in this area
 
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Big bang : the origin of the universe
Alternative Names
Simon Singh britischer Autor

Simon Singh britisk fysikar og skribent

Simon Singh britisk fysiker og skribent

Simon Singh Brits schrijver

Simon Singh brittisk författare

Simon Singh écrivain britannique

Simon Singh scrittore britannico

Саймон Сингх британский научно-популярный писатель

Сингх, Саймон

סיימון סינג

סינג, סיימון

சைமன் சிங்

サイモン・シン

シン, サイモン

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Fermat's enigma : the epic quest to solve the world's greatest mathematical problemTrick or treatment : the undeniable facts about alternative medicineFermat's last theorem : the story of a riddle that confounded the world's greatest minds for 358 yearsThe code book : the evolution of secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots, to quantum cryptographyThe science of secrecy : the secret history of codes and codebreakingE=mc² : a biography of the world's most famous equation