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Gross, Michael 1963-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 123 publications in 2 languages and 6,007 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Educational films  Children's television programs  Science television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Educational television programs  Science films  Popular works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QH325, 576.839
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Gross
Astrobiology : a brief introduction by Kevin W Plaxco( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrobiology -- which studies the intimate relationship between life and the cosmos -- is a fast-growing field that touches on aspects of cosmology, astrophysics, and chemistry. In the first scholarly overview of this dynamic field, biochemists Kevin W. Plaxco and Michael Gross tell the story of life from the Big Bang to the present. Emphasizing the biochemical nature of astrobiology, Plaxco and Gross examine the origin of the chemical elements, the events behind the developments that made our Universe habitable, and the ongoing sustenance of life. They discuss the formation of the first galaxies and stars, the diverse chemistry of the primordial planet, the origins of metabolism, the evolution of complex organisms, and the feedback regulation of Earth's climate. They also explore life in extreme habitats, potential extraterrestrial habitats, and the search for extraterrestrial life. This broadly accessible introduction captures the excitement, controversy, and evolution of the dynamic young field of astrobiology. It shows clearly how scientists from different disciplines can combine their special knowledge to enhance our understanding of the Universe we inhabit
Life on the edge : amazing creatures thriving in extreme environments by Michael Gross( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes life on Earth not by the rules but by the exceptions to them, looking at the most hostile habitats of the our environment and their most hardened inhabitants. Analyzes survival strategies of these single-cell creatures in a way accessible to lay readers but still in touch with the latest research in areas such as heat-shock proteins and genome sequencing. Describes the significance of research on such organisms for fields including biotechnology, medicine, and research into the origin and early evolution of life, and explores the possibility of life on other planets. Includes sidebars and glossary. Originally published in German as "Exzentriker des Lebens", 1996, Spektrum Akademischer Verlag. Can life exist in the Antarctic ice, in the deep subsurface, in dilute sulfuric acid, in hot springs -- even on Mars? What degree of high or low temperature, pressure, or salt concentration can living cells tolerate? In recent years, scientists have discovered many single-cell creatures that exist in -- in fact, are perfectly adapted to -- extreme environments that were considered uninhabitable just one or two decades ago. In Life on the Edge, author Michael Gross explores how microorganisms adapt to their hostile environments and how they affect our current definition of the "normal" conditions for life. He also describes the vast implications of these extremophiles and other amazing creatures -- from potential breakthroughs in medicine and biotechnology to the search for life elsewhere in the universe
Travels to the nanoworld : miniature machinery in nature and technology by Michael Gross( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our lives are about to be changed by new technologies that operate on a scale too small to be seen by even the most powerful optical microscopes. Devices measured in nanometers-billionths of a meter-have set off a nanotechnology revolution. In Travels to the Nanoworld, Michael Gross takes us deep into this miniature universe and describes natural processes and new technologies that will make modern machines look like relics from the Stone Age. Starting with the model of the living cell, whose vital processes are directed and carried out by structures with dimensions on the nanometer scale, Gross shows how biochemists are beginning to understand the mechanisms of the "nanotechnology of nature." Soon science will have the knowledge and technology to generate artificial systems that will perform similar tasks, and through them will find new treatments for disease, substitutes for toxic waste, and alternatives to carbon fuel
Light and life by Michael Gross( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There would be no life on Earth without light from the Sun, and life would not be as highly evolved as it is had it not made the best use of light's energy and information for using photosynthesis, biological clocks, and vision. In Light and Life, Michael Gross explores six major aspects of the complex and fascinating interplay between light and life, ranging from the mythical role of the Sun in ancient cultures to the latest advances in scientific research, covering photosynthesis, bioluminescence, vision, perception, and biological clocks. - ;Light, like no other physical phenomenon, is linked in a wide variety of ways with the biological phenomenon of life. We can read this page because light is reflected from it, and carries the information to the retina; the oxygen we breathe was produced by photosynthesis; our sense of alertness relies on our biological clock, set using the cues of light and dark. Michael Gross explores the symbiotic relationship of light and life in this intriguing and entertaining book. Starting with astronomy and our relationship with the Sun and dependence on photosynthesis, he then turns to some of the stranger outcomes of the relationship - bioluminescent creatures, and their evolutionary significance. Finally he looks at the influence of light on biological time-keeping, the focus of much current scientific research. Life would not be here without light, and it would not have evolved as it has done had it not made the best possible use of light's energy and information content for using photosynthesis, biological clocks, and vision. This book explores all these aspects of the fascinating interplay of these two phenomena in a lively manner using many intriguing examples
Deserts by Bill Viola( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the unique ecosystem of the desert and demonstrates the special ways its native plants and animals flourish
The birds, the bees and the platypuses : crazy, sexy and cool stories from science by Michael Gross( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and German and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breathtaking scientific innovations and findings wrapped in a big portion of humour by an excellent science journalist. Written by a well-known author, Michael Gross who is a passionate writer in science, a scientist and an experienced book and magazine author, each story has an introductory paragraph explaining what makes it unique. Having been already published in prestigious magazines and newspapers these stories have been expanded, updated and rewritten in view of the special book character
Signs, trails, and wayside exhibits : connecting people and places by Suzanne Trapp( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was Biotronik alles kann : blind sehen, gehörlos hören ... by Claudia Borchard-Tuch( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How is science being used to fight crime? : ever wondered? (series 2) by Bill Nye( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Nye conducts experiments and uses examples from real life to demonstrate and explain the concepts of forensics and genes
Zur linguistischen Problematisierung des Onomatopoetischen by Michael Gross( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expeditionen in den Nanokosmos : die technologische Revolution im Zellmassstab by Michael Gross( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vorwort von Dr. Henry Jekyll Als Naturwissenschaftler hat unsereiner ja viel zu schreiben. Fachpublika tionen, Anträge auf Fördermittel etc. Im Laufe eines Wissenschaftlerlebens kommen leicht 200 Publikationen zusammen, in extremen Fällen können es auch an die 1000 werden. Ein gewisser Yuri Struchkov in Moskau war in den Jahren 1981-1990 Koautor von insgesamt 948 Publikationen, das macht knapp vier Tage für jede. Geht es nach der Resonanz, so wird er jedoch von dem Aids-Forscher Robert Gallo übertroffen, der in demselben Zeitraum zwar {laquo}nur{raquo} 428 Ver öffentlichungen erreicht hat, dessen Arbeiten aber im Schnitt 86mal von anderen Wissenschaftlern zitiert wurden (Struchkov kommt nur auf drei Zitierungen pro Publikation). Der Durchschnitt von 86 Zitierungen pro Veröffentlichung ist zwar ein traumhafter Spitzenwert, verglichen mit der Resonanz anderer Arbeiten. Er demonstriert aber gleichzeitig auch, wie klein unsere Leserschaft ist. Selten schreiben wir etwas, das mehr als 100 Menschen (weltweit) gewillt sind zu lesen oder auch nur verstehen könnten, wenn sie es lesen wollten. Wer versucht, für ein größeres Publikum zu schreiben, macht sich in unserer Zunft verdächtig, die Wissenschaft zu trivialisieren. Wer sich auf das Niveau des Laienpublikums herabläßt, ist ja vielleicht gar kein richtiger Wissenschaftler mehr, sondern nur noch ein Wissenschaftsjournalist. Ich muß Ihnen gestehen, mein alter ego, ein gewisser Mr. Hyde, ist auch so einer. Nachts, wenn alles schläft, holt er seinen tragbaren Computer hervor und frönt der niederen Journaille. Mir soll's ja recht sein, wenn es ihm Spaß macht
Der Kuss des Schnabeltiers und 60 weitere irrwitzige Geschichten aus Natur und Wissenschaft by Michael Gross( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiders Flowers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of two episodes. In Spiders, Bill Nye identifies the characteristic physiology of spiders and what they eat. In Flowers, he focuses on the cycle of reproduction, highlighting the role bees play in pollination
Invasion der Waschbären : und andere Expeditionen in die wilde Natur by Michael Gross( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Geckos, Garn und Goldwasser : die Nanoweltwelt lässt grüssen by Michael Gross( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Wunderwelt der ""natürlichen Nanotechnologie""Michael Groß entwirft in seinem Buch eine Art Landkarte der Nanowelt und führt den Leser so ein in diesen faszinierenden Mikrokosmos. In der Wunderwelt der ""natürlichen Nanotechnologie"" erscheinen Natur und Technik nicht als Gegensatz, sie gehen vielmehr ein neues, produktives Verhältnis zueinander ein: Die Natur ist das Vorbild, die Technologie ihre intelligente Anverwandlung und Transformation. Auf den Spuren des GeckosBegleitet wird der Leser bei seinen Entdeckungen von einem Gecko, der als Maskottchen dient und ihm nicht vo
Amphibians Invertebrates( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of two episodes that explore how an animal's unique physiological characteristics influence the way it lives. In Amphibians, Bill Nye defines the word metamorphosis and shows how amphibians change throughout their life cycle. In Invertebrates, he explains what invertebrates are and how they live. Everyday items are used to illustrate scientific concepts
9 Millionen Fahrräder am Rande des Universums : Obskures aus Forschung und Wissenschaft by Michael Gross( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

?Hofnarr? der Chemie Ausgeforscht - so heißt eine Rubrik in den ?Nachrichten aus der Chemie?, in der der Chemiker und Wissenschaftsjournalist Michael Groß alle zwei Monate einen seiner ?unsachlichen? Beiträge veröffentlicht - als ?Hofnarr?, wie er selbst sagt. Groß schafft in seinen ironischheiteren Kommentaren die seltene Kombination aus guter, unterhaltsamer Schreibe und der Vermittlung von Fachwissen. Gerne sucht er sich abseitige Themen, scheinbar jedenfalls. Aber was ist schon abseitig für Forscher, die aus verwesenden Fischen die Biolumineszenz herauskitzeln oder mit Rattenschwänzen expe
Energy by Paul G Hewitt( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Nye the Science Guy answers questions about energy, and conducts two experiments that demonstrate the effects of air pressure and gravity on a bottle, and the strength of shapes and structures
Astrobiologie für Einsteiger by Kevin W Plaxco( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrobiologie ist ein Forschungsgebiet, das sich in jüngster Zeit großen öffentlichen Interesses erfreut hat. Inzwischen sind astrobiologische Fragen oft die Rechtfertigung für die Forschungsausgaben von NASA und anderen staatlichen Organisationen. Aufgrund dieses breiten Interesses besteht ein Bedarf nach einer detaillierten, aber zugänglichen Einführung in dieses Gebiet
Was Biotronic alles kann Blind sehen, gehörlos hören . by Claudia Borchard-Tuch( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Life on the edge : amazing creatures thriving in extreme environments
Alternative Names
Gross, M. 1963-

Gross, Michael

Michael Gross British science writer

Michael Gross Duits journalist

Майкл Гросс

Languages
English (68)

German (43)

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Life on the edge : amazing creatures thriving in extreme environmentsTravels to the nanoworld : miniature machinery in nature and technologyLight and lifeThe birds, the bees and the platypuses : crazy, sexy and cool stories from scienceWas Biotronik alles kann : blind sehen, gehörlos hören ...Der Kuss des Schnabeltiers und 60 weitere irrwitzige Geschichten aus Natur und Wissenschaft9 Millionen Fahrräder am Rande des Universums : Obskures aus Forschung und WissenschaftAstrobiologie für EinsteigerWas Biotronic alles kann Blind sehen, gehörlos hören .