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Christianson, Gale E.

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Works: 29 works in 119 publications in 5 languages and 10,855 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works 
Classifications: QC16.N7, B
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Greenhouse : the 200-year story of global warming by Gale E Christianson( Book )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 1,919 libraries worldwide
There is no longer any doubt that the earth is warming: the question remains, why? For historian Gale Christianson, the emergence of global warming is one of the most compelling stories in the history of humankind, made all the richer for having been a slowly developing phenomenon
In the presence of the Creator : Isaac Newton and his times by Gale E Christianson( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 1,785 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: Gale E. Christianson has turned his full attention to one man alone, Isaac Newton, who emerges full-blown in these pages not merely as a preeminent astronomer but as the figure history has long known him to be : the greatest scientific thinker of modern times
Edwin Hubble : mariner of the nebulae by Gale E Christianson( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,655 libraries worldwide
Born in 1889 and reared in the village of Marshfield, Missouri, Edwin Powell Hubble - star athlete, Rhodes Scholar, military officer, astronomer - became one of the towering figures in twentieth-century science. Hubble worked with the great 100-inch Hooker telescope at California's Mount Wilson Observatory, and made a series of discoveries that revolutionized humanity's vision of the cosmos. In 1923 he was able to confirm the existence of other nebulae, or what are now called galaxies, beyond our own Milky Way. By the end of the decade, he had proven that the universe is expanding, thus laying the very cornerstone of the "Big Bang" theory of creation. It was Hubble who developed the elegant scheme by which the galaxies are classified as ellipticals and spirals, and it was Hubble who first provided reliable evidence that the universe is homogenous, the same in all directions as far as the telescope can see. An incurable Anglophile with a penchant for tweed jackets, knickers, and English briars, Hubble, together with his brilliant and witty wife, Grace Burke, became a fixture of Hollywood society in the thirties and forties - they counted among their friends Charlie Chaplin, the Marx Brothers, Anita Loos, Aldous and Maria Huxley, Walt Disney, Helen Hayes, and William Randolph Hearst. Albert Einstein, a frequent visitor to Southern California, called Hubble's work "beautiful" and modified his equations on relativity to account for the discovery that the cosmos is expanding
Isaac Newton by Gale E Christianson( Computer File )
12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,538 libraries worldwide
Quarrelsome and quirky, a disheveled recluse who ate little, slept less, and yet had an iron constitution, Isaac Newton rose from a virtually illiterate family to become one of the towering intellects of science. Now, in this fast-paced, colorful biography, Gale E. Christianson paints an engaging portrait of Newton and the times in which he lived. We follow Newton from his childhood in rural England to his student days at Cambridge, where he devoured the works of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo, and taught himself mathematics. There ensued two miraculous years at home in Woolsthorpe Manor, where he fled when plague threatened Cambridge, a remarkably fertile period when Newton formulated his theory of gravity, a new theory of light, and calculus--all by his twenty-fourth birthday. Christianson describes Newton's creation of the first working model of the reflecting telescope, which brought him to the attention of the Royal Society, and he illuminates the eighteen months of intense labor that resulted in his Principia, arguably the most important scientific work ever published. The book sheds light on Newton's later life as master of the mint in London, where he managed to convict and hang the arch criminal William Chaloner (a remarkable turn for a once reclusive scholar), and his presidency of the Royal Society, which he turned from a dilettante's club into an eminent scientific organization. Christianson also explores Newton's less savory side, including his long, bitter feud with Robert Hooke and the underhanded way that Newton established his priority in the invention of calculus and tarnished Liebniz's reputation. Newton was an authentic genius with all too human faults. This book captures both sides of this truly extraordinary man
Isaac Newton and the scientific revolution by Gale E Christianson( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,508 libraries worldwide
Explores the life and scientific contributions of the famed English mathematician and natural philosopher
This wild abyss : the story of the men who made modern astronomy by Gale E Christianson( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
An history of astronomy presentedlargely through biographies of its founders, from the early Greeks through Ptotemy to Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton, interwoven with the cultural history of western Europe, showing the background from which they emerged
Fox at the wood's edge : a biography of Loren Eiseley by Gale E Christianson( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 797 libraries worldwide
Writing lives is the Devil : essays of a biographer at work by Gale E Christianson( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
The last posse : a jailbreak, a manhunt, and the end of hang-'em high justice by Gale E Christianson( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the jailbreak that occurred at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in the spring of 1912 during which the warden and deputy warden were killed and the surrounding area terrorized, and discusses the impact of the ensuing manhunt and capture on the Nebraska prison system
The wild abyss : the story of the men who made modern astronomy by Gale E Christianson( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Fa shao di qiu 200 nian by Gale E Christianson( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Niu dun : wan you yin li. guang xue. wei ji fen by Ke Li Si Qin Sen( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Newton by Gale E Christianson( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in Spanish and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Isaac Newton Lives and Legacies by Gale E Christianson( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Part of the "Oxford's Lives and Legacies" series, this book presents a portrait of Isaac Newton and the times in which he lived. It also sheds light on Newton's later life as master of the mint in London, where he managed to convict and hang the arch criminal William Chaloner, and his presidency of the Royal Society
Isaac Newton : bilimsel devrim by Gale E Christianson( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Turkish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Tian wen xue jia ha bo by Gale E Christianson( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Niu dun yu ke xue ge ming by Gale E Christianson( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Nyūton : Arayuru buttai o byōdō ni shita kakumei by Gale E Christianson( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Wild abyss, this by Gale E Christianson( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Xing yun shi jie de shui shou ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Christianson
جيل كريستيانسن، 1942-
クリスティアンソン, ゲイル E
Languages
English (91)
Spanish (7)
Chinese (7)
Turkish (3)
Japanese (2)
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