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White, Michael 1959-

Works: 164 works in 700 publications in 25 languages and 25,996 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Illustrator, Creator, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: QC16.H33, B
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Publications about Michael White
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Most widely held works by Michael White
Stephen Hawking : a life in science by Michael White( Book )
40 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,438 libraries worldwide
Biography of physicist Stephen Hawking interweaving the events of his life with concise explanations of his theories
Private down under by James Patterson( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,219 libraries worldwide
The employees of the Sydney, Australia office of the investigation company Private are celebrating their office's incorporation when a bloody young man staggers into the building and the agency's caseload suddenly fills up
Isaac Newton : the last sorcerer by Michael White( Book )
26 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,794 libraries worldwide
"Drawing upon material found in Newton's vast library," the author tells of a man who "lusted after self-promotion and power" and was "driven to investigate everything that puzzled him, expended a vast amount of time and effort studying the chronology of the Bible, examining prophecy, investigating natural magic--perhaps even the black arts--and attempting to unravel the hermetic secrets, the prisca sapientia."--Jacket
Leonardo : the first scientist by Michael White( Book )
50 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,619 libraries worldwide
Argues that the great "renaissance man" was in fact the first great modern man of science
Einstein : a life in science by Michael White( Book )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,618 libraries worldwide
To the modern world, Albert Einstein is the archetypal scientist. His name is synonymous with genius, his image is instantly recognized, and his life's work is universally acknowledged as the bedrock of contemporary physics. In this absorbing book by the authors of Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science, Einstein's life and work are recounted in an unprecedentedly accessible way. Although his most important work dates from 1905, the figure of Einstein still towers over the twentieth century. The one equation everyone knows is E=mc[superscript 2], but most of us could not explain what it means. The man to explain it is John Gribbin, a masterful science writer, who elucidates the special and general theories of relativity, as well as electromagnetism, space-time, and other mysteries. Along with lucid descriptions of Einstein's milestone contributions, Gribbin recounts his debates with fellow scientists and the failures that shadowed his later scientific life. Einstein was also a political activist, violin player, and family man. The twists and turnings of his life, so closely linked to the turbulent history of the era, are nimbly charted by Michael White. The questions White tackles are personal ones: What became of Einstein's illegitimate child? Did his first wife, Mileva, contribute to the early, groundbreaking work? We learn of Einstein's possible schizophrenia early in life, his two marriages, his friendships with such figures as Franz Kafka and Bertrand Russell, and the search for security and sanctuary that led him from one country to another in Europe, and then from Nazi Germany to his tenure as a "scientific saint" in America. White portrays Einstein as a man brimming with paradoxes - a pacifist who advocated the creation of an atomic weapons program, a man who hated regimentation but who was beguiled by the strict beauty of mathematics, an atheist and a dedicated Zionist, a figure revered by the world yet kept under surveillance by the FBI. Einstein is an example of biography at its best - a truly exceptional portrait of a man who was not only an intellectual giant but who also possessed an instinctive morality that demanded he try his utmost to make the world a better place
Darwin : a life in science by Michael White( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
Biography of Charles Darwin and how he was drawn into the research that resulted in the publication of his theory of evolution, an event that inspired a controversy that lives on today
Private down under by James Patterson( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 945 libraries worldwide
The world's most exclusive detective agency opens a new office--in Australia! With the best detectives in the business, cutting edge technology, and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors
Leonardo the first scientist by Michael White( file )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
White weaves the history of early scientific endeavor, Leonardo's colorful personal life, including his deprived childhood, homosexuality, and relationships with contemporaries such as Machiavelli and Borgia
Isaac Newton : discovering laws that govern the universe by Michael White( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Describes the life and scientific contributions of the famed English mathematician who changed our perception of the universe
Galileo Galilei : inventor, astronomer and rebel by Michael White( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 605 libraries worldwide
Describes the life and work of the scientist who was persecuted by the Inquisition for his views of the universe
Equinox by Michael White( Book )
40 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 17 languages and held by 596 libraries worldwide
Laura Niven, a former New York journalist turned thriller-writer, returns to Oxford University (where she studied twenty years earlier) to help her daughter, Joanna, settle in to life as a first-year student. Laura stays with her former lover and Joanna?s father, Philip Bainbridge, who is now a police-scene photographer. But the night before Laura is due to return to New York, Philip is called to a murder scene just outside Oxford. The victim is a young woman. Her throat has been slashed, her heart has been cut out, and in her chest cavity the police find an ancient-looking gold coin. The next day another murder is discovered with an almost identical MO this time, a silver coin has been left in the bowl of the murdered girl?s skull. As Laura follows slender leads despite scepticism and resistance from the police, she soon discovers that these horrific murders are not just confined to the here and now. A story gradually emerges that connects the members of the Royal Society in the 1600s ? including Isaac Newton, Edmund Halley, and Christopher Wren ? with alchemy and a modern-day search for the Philosopher?s Stone. With this knowledge, Laura becomes the one person who, in a desperate race against time, has any chance of stopping
Tolkien : a biography by Michael White( Book )
33 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Levensbeschrijving van de Britse taalkundige en fantasy-auteur (1892-1973)
Breakthrough : the race to find the breast cancer gene by Kevin Davies( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
The race began in October 1990, when Dr. Mary-Claire King startled the American society of Human Genetics with the news that after fifteen years, her research group had found irrefutable evidence of a gene linking heredity and the risk of breast cancer. From that moment on, the quest to isolate the gene became the focus of worldwide attention, eventually reaching fever pitch. In a race against time and one another, "researchers relentlessly zeroed in on a piece of DNA too small to see, for a prize too enormous to contemplate."
Acid tongues and tranquil dreamers : tales of bitter rivalry that fueled the advancement of science and technology by Michael White( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Chinese and English and held by 553 libraries worldwide
As George Bernard Shaw said, "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." Like other creative geniuses, scientists have achieved breakthroughs as a result of irrational motives--notably the desire to best a rival. Revealing how each resulted in extraordinary discoveries, Michael White explores eight all-too-human rivalries over the past four centuries.--From publisher description
C.S. Lewis : a life by Michael White( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Arguably the most influential Christian writer of the twentieth century, C. S. Lewis founded his literary reputation on the now classic critical work The Allegory of Love. Within the next five years he would garner international acclaim as the author of The Screwtape Letters and Out of the Silent Planet, the first of three science fiction novels that owe much to his dynamic friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien. In 1950, with the publication of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, he would win the hearts of children worldwide. Yet Clive Staples Lewiss path to renown not only as a groundbreaking literary critic, novelist, and Christian theologian was an intellectual and emotionally chaotic one, as Michael White reveals in this probing new biography. He follows the young Lewis, a nervous man profoundly depressed by the death of his mother, in a spiritually tormented course that would take him through the trenches of World War I to the upper ranks of English letters. White cleverly deconstructs Lewiss novels and religious works to reveal the frequently tormented soul and imagination from they sprung. Most importantly, he delves into the mythos that has long surrounded Lewis and rediscovers the man beneath
The pope and the heretic : a true story of Giordano Bruno, the man who dared to defy the Roman Inquisition by Michael White( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 541 libraries worldwide
Natural philosopher Giordano Bruno accepted nothing and challenged everything in his pursuit of an all-embracing system of thought, a vision that earned him the patronage of powerful royals including France's Henry III and England's Elizabeth I. But his radical theories put this Catholic priest in direct conflict with the Church. Arrested by the Inquisition, Bruno was convicted of heresy and eventually burned at the stake years before Galileo's famous trial. Yet even death could not stem the growing tide of this brilliant thinker's influence -- a philosophy that inspired some of the greatest minds in history, including Galileo, Newton, Spinoza, and even Shakespeare
De Borgia-ring by Michael White( Book )
24 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 390 libraries worldwide
In hedendaags Londen vinden twee moorden plaats vlak nadat op een bouwterrein een skelet is gevonden; parallel daaraan is er in de Borgiaperiode een complot vanuit Rome om Elizabeth I te vermoorden
The Medici secret by Michael White( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 libraries worldwide
In the crypt of the Medici Chapel in Florence, palaeopathologist, Edie Granger, and her uncle, Carlin Mackenzie, are examining the mummified remains of one of the most powerful families in Renaissance Italy. Edie and Mackenzie both have serious doubts about the true identity of at least two of the five-hundred-year-old bodies
Life out there : the truth of-- and search for-- extraterrestrial life by Michael White( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Ben shu rong he le ren lei xin li xue, liang zi li xue, xiang dui lun, yi chuan xue, yu zhou xue, kong jian gong cheng he da mi wen jin hua lun deng ling yu de zhi shi, sheng dong di miao shu le di wai wen ming tan suo de fang fang mian mian
C.S. Lewis : the boy who chronicled Narnia by Michael White( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 299 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Fisher, Sam, 1959-

White, Garry Michael.
White, Michael
White, Michael Anthony 1959-
וויט, מיקל 1959-
ויט, מיקל 1959-
קינגסלי, מיקל
ホワイト, マイクル
ホワイト, マイケル
English (244)
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