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Singh, Simon

Overview
Works: 98 works in 566 publications in 24 languages and 13,925 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Popular works  Humor  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: QA244, 530.11
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 )

173 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 4,336 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
Big bang : the origin of the universe by Simon Singh( Book )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 2,569 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 )

19 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 2,356 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 )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,353 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 )

137 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,034 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 Simpsons and their mathematical secrets by Simon Singh( Book )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 768 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( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 376 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 )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 339 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
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 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big Bang : der Ursprung des Kosmos und die Erfindung der modernen Naturwissenschaft by Simon Singh( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in German and held by 76 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
Gesund ohne Pillen - was kann die Alternativmedizin? by Simon Singh( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 34 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
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

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
Alternative medicine on trial by Simon Singh( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an examination and judgement of more than thirty of the most treatments in alternative medicine, such as acupuncture, homeopathy, aromatherapy, reflexology, chiropractic and herbal medicine
Fermat's last theorem( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 13 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
Aghi, pozioni e massaggi : la verità sulla medicina alternativa by Simon Singh( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veliki pok : najpomembnejše znanstveno odkritje vseh časov by Simon Singh( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Slovenian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferumā no saishū teiri( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Simon Singh britischer Autor

Simon Singh britisk fysikar og skribent

Simon Singh britisk fysiker og skribent

Simon Singh Brits schrijver

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Simon Singh écrivain britannique

Simon Singh scrittore britannico

Сингх, Саймон

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Big bang : the origin of the universeFermat'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 yearsTrick or treatment? : Alternative medicine on trialThe science of secrecy : the secret history of codes and codebreakingE=mc² : a biography of the world's most famous equation