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Sigaud, Bernard

Overview
Works: 60 works in 125 publications in 1 language and 988 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Popular works  Biography  Science fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Maps  Political fiction  Drama  Software 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author
Classifications: PS3553.A655, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Bernard Sigaud
Quantum : Einstein, Bohr, and the great debate about the nature of reality by Manjit Kumar( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science as the author discusses quantum theory -- "an idea that ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century."
The blind watchmaker by Richard Dawkins( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faut-il postuler un grand horloger à l'origine des formes innombrables et complexes de la vie, ou bien peut-on l'expliquer entièrement comme le proposait Darwin, par la sélection naturelle?
The ages of Gaia : a biography of our living earth by James Lovelock( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a new scientific synthesis in harmony with the Greek conception of the Earth as a living whole, as Gaia
Guerres et paix chez les atomes ou L'histoire du monde racontée à travers la table périodique des éléments by Sam Kean( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Problème de Turing by Harry Harrison( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un homme sérieusement blessé à la tête est soigné en incorporant à son cerveau un ordinateur. Alan M. Turing, pionnier de l'informatique avait réfléchi sur cette conjoncture dès 1950, un romancier et un spécialiste en intelligence artificielle tentent une réponse
Xenocide by Orson Scott Card( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grâce à Ender, le porte-parole des morts, Lusitania est devenue une planète indépendante où piggies et humains cohabitent tant bien que mal. Les doryphores, eux, ont décide de migrer... et risquent de propager sur d'autres mondes le virus de la descolada, indispensable a la survie des piggies mais mortel pour l'humanité. Craignant ce danger, le congrès stellaire décide d'envoyer sa flotte afin de détruire Lusitania, aidé par Jane, la fidèle, et sa famille, Ender va tout tenter pour mettre un terme à cette folie
Distress : a novel by Greg Egan( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventure novel on a group of scientists whose work threatens to alter the universe. The hero is a science reporter with an implanted camera and the story features a world with five sexes. By an Australian writer, author of Permutation City
Are you smart enough to work at Google? : trick questions, zen-like riddles, insanely difficult puzzles, and other devious interviewing techniques you need to know to get a job anywhere in the new economy by William Poundstone( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regroupe des questions pièges, énigmes et autres techniques utilisées par les plus grandes entreprises pour sélectionner les profils les mieux adaptés ou les plus originaux. Une analyse des nouveaux critères de recrutement qui misent davantage sur la créativité que sur le savoir.--[Memento]
Blade runner : a movie : [novel] by William S Burroughs( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this trenchant science-fiction screen treatment written in the mid-1970's, William S. Burroughs predicts a coming health care apocalypse: a horror show straight out of Dante, brought to a boil by mutated viruses and right-wing politics, in a future all too near
The fourth part of the world : the race to the ends of the Earth, and the epic story of the map that gave America its name by Toby Lester( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, a chronicle of the early sixteenth century creation of the Waldseemuller map offers insight into how monks, classicists, merchants, and other contributors from earlier periods shaped the map's creation. "Old maps lead you to strange and unexpected places, and none does so more ineluctably than the subject of this book: the giant, Waldseemuller world map of 1507." So begins this remarkable story of the map that gave America its name. For millennia Europeans believed that the world consisted of three parts: Europe, Africa, and Asia. They drew the three continents in countless shapes and sizes on their maps, but occasionally they hinted at the existence of a "fourth part of the world," a mysterious, inaccessible place, separated from the rest by a vast expanse of ocean. It was a land of myth until 1507, that is, when Martin Waldseemuller and Matthias Ringmann, two obscure scholars working in the mountains of eastern France, made it real. Columbus had died the year before convinced that he had sailed to Asia, but Waldseemuller and Ringmann, after reading about the Atlantic discoveries of Columbus's contemporary Amerigo Vespucci, came to a startling conclusion: Vespucci had reached the fourth part of the world. To celebrate his achievement, Waldseemuller and Ringmann printed a huge map, for the first time showing the New World surrounded by water and distinct from Asia, and in Vespucci's honor they gave this New World a name: America. This is the story behind that map, a saga of geographical and intellectual exploration, full of outsize thinkers and voyages. Taking a kaleidoscopic approach, the author traces the origins of our modern worldview. His narrative sweeps across continents and centuries, zeroing in on different portions of the map to reveal strands of ancient legend, Biblical prophecy, classical learning, medieval exploration, imperial ambitions, and more. In this telling the map comes alive: Marco Polo and the early Christian missionaries trek across Central Asia and China; Europe's early humanists travel to monastic libraries to recover ancient texts; Portuguese merchants round up the first West African slaves; Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci make their epic voyages of discovery; and finally, vitally, Nicholas Copernicus makes an appearance, deducing from the new geography shown on the Waldseemuller map that the Earth could not lie at the center of the cosmos. The map literally altered humanity's worldview. One thousand copies of the map were printed, yet only one remains. Discovered accidentally in 1901 in the library of a German castle it was bought in 2003 for the unprecedented sum of $10 million by the Library of Congress, where it is now on permanent public display. Illustrated with rare maps and diagrams, this book tells the story of that map: the story of the geographical and intellectual journeys that have helped us decipher our world
L'histoire du corps humain : évolution, dysévolution et nouvelles maladies by Daniel Lieberman( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le chaînon Ida à la découverte de notre plus vieille ancêtre by Colin Tudge( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un spécimen extraordinaire représentant une découverte scientifique extrêmement importante fut révélé le 19 mai 2009 au Muséum d'histoire naturelle de New York. Ida, un fossile de 47 millions d'années, dans un état de conservation exceptionnel, permet de revoir les connaissances sur la chaîne de l'évolution. Le livre dévoile l'histoire de cette découverte sur le site de Messel, en Allemagne
La course au paradis : roman by J. G Ballard( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empire of the stars : obsession, friendship, and betrayal in the quest for black holes by Arthur I Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"August 1930, on a voyage from Madras to London, a young Indian looked up at the stars and contemplated their fate. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar - Chandra, as he was called - calculated that certain stars would suffer a strange and violent death, collapsing to virtually nothing. This extraordinary claim, the first mathematical description of black holes, brought Chandra into direct conflict with Sir Arthur Eddington, one of the greatest astrophysicists of the day. Eddington ridiculed the young man's idea at a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1935, sending Chandra into an intellectual and emotional tailspin - and hindering the progress of astrophysics for nearly forty years."
Les vaisseaux du temps by Stephen Baxter( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une suite donnée au roman de H.G. Wells, "La machine à remonter le temps". Le héros tente de repartir dans l'avenir et se trouve projeté à travers le temps dans des histoires parallèles. Au-delà des réflexions métaphysiques qu'il suscite sur l'origine et la diversité des univers parallèles, ce livre est avant tout un roman d'aventures. Prix British Science-fiction Award 1996
Nouvelles complètes by J. G Ballard( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Permutation city by Greg Egan( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when your digital self overpowers your physical self? A life in Permutation City is unlike any life to which you're accustomed. You have Eternal Life, the power to live forever. Immortality is a real thing, just not the thing you'd expect. Life is just electronic code. You have been digitized, scanned, and downloaded into a virtual reality program. A Copy of a Copy. For Paul Durham, he keeps making Copies of himself, but the issue is that his Copies keep changing their minds and shutting themselves down. You also have Maria Deluca, who is nothing but an Autoverse addict. She spends every waking minute with the cellular automaton known as the Autoverse, a world that lives by the mathematical "laws of physics." Paul makes Maria an offer to design and drop a seed into the Autoverse that will allow her to indulge in her obsession. There is, however, one catch: you can no longer terminate, bail out, and remove yourself. You will never be your normal flesh-and-blood life again. The question then becomes: Is this what she really wants? Is this what we really want? From the brilliant mind of Greg Egan, Permutation City, first published in 1994, comes a world of wonder that makes you ask if you are you, or is the Copy of you the real you?
Nouvelles complètes by J. G Ballard( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cocaine nights by J. G Ballard( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur de "La bonté des femmes", oeuvre semi-autobiographique, montre ici, sous la forme d'une intrigue policière, sa vision très noire d'une société future où l'être humain serait voué à une vie de loisir perpétuel et de sécurité absolue
 
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