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Strathern, Paul 1940-

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Works: 388 works in 1,416 publications in 12 languages and 33,912 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QD22.M43, 193
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Publications by Paul Strathern
Most widely held works by Paul Strathern
Plato in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern( file )
224 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 4,396 libraries worldwide
Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Descartes's life and ideas and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world
Aristotle in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern( Book )
41 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,310 libraries worldwide
Aristotle wrote on everything from the shape of seashells to sterility, from speculations on the nature of the soul to meteorology, poetry and art, and even the interpretation of dreams. Apart from mathematics, he transformed every field of knowledge that he touched. Above all, Aristotle is credited with the founding of logic. When he first divided human knowledge into separate categories, he enabled our understanding of the world to develop in a systematic fashion. Here, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Aristotle's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Aristotle's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Aristotle within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy
Mendeleyev's dream : the quest for the elements by Paul Strathern( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,166 libraries worldwide
Unravels the history of chemistry, from the ancient Greek philosophers to the Age of Enlightenment and beyond, focusing on the life of the Russian chemist who conceived the periodic table of elements marking the birth of modern chemistry
Napoleon in Egypt by Paul Strathern( Book )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
Details Napoleon's dramatic invasion of Egypt in 1798, the first attack on a Middle-Eastern country by a Western power in modern times. With 335 ships and 40,000 men, it was the largest long-distance seaborne force the world had ever seen. But Napoleon's assault was intended to be much more than a colonial adventure, for he took with him over one hundred and fifty scientists, mathematicians, artists, and writers - a "Legion of Culture" - with a view to bringing Western civilization to "backward" Egypt. Drawing upon newly uncovered diaries and papers, this is a portrait of Napoleon, the colorful members of his expedition, and this bold gamble. Napoleon was just twenty-eight when he invaded Egypt, and it was an episode which contained in embryo many seminal events in his later life. Epic military victories, his declaration of himself as emperor, the introduction of the Napoleonic code - all of these were foreshadowed in this brilliant, ambitious, and ultimately disastrous adventure
Death in Florence : the Medici, Savonarola, and the battle for the soul of a Renaissance city by Paul Strathern( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
"One of the defining moments in Western history, the bloody and dramatic story of the battle for the soul of Renaissance Florence" --
Marx in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 793 libraries worldwide
Strathern briskly outlines the development of Marx's thought as a philosopher and political economist; and as with all titles in this series, illuminates the man behind the ideas
Sartre in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern( Book )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 761 libraries worldwide
A brief and enlightening exploration of the philosopher's life and ideas is presented in an entertaining and accessible fashion
Locke in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 721 libraries worldwide
Beknopte inleiding tot leven en werk van de Duitse filosoof (1788-1860)
Descartes in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern( Book )
24 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Rene Descartes spent most of his childhood in solitude, a situation that also came to characterize his adult life. Happily, these countless lonely hours helped Descartes produce the declaration that changed all philosophy: "I think, therefore I am." Eventually convincing himself to doubt and disregard sensory knowledge, Descartes found he could prove his existence through his thoughts. This internal information, he believed, was the true reality; external forces were. Hopelessly deceiving. In Descartes in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern offers a concise, expert account of Descartes's life and ideas, and explains their influence on man's struggle to understand his existence in the world. The book also includes selections from Descartes's work; a brief list of suggested reading for those who wish to push further; and chronologies that place Descartes within his own age and in the broader scheme of philosophy.--
A brief history of economic genius by Paul Strathern( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
"In A Brief History of Economic Genius, Paul Strathern brings to life the great economists and mathematicians by revealing their eccentricity and brilliance. Readers will enjoy Strathern's entertaining style as well as the extensively researched and logical tale of how these intellectual giants contributed their natural talents, ideas, and skills to the development of today's mathematical and economics concepts." "Starting with the Renaissance, Strathern unveils that these geniuses, including Pacioli, Schumpeter, von Neumann, and Nash, frequently came upon their insights and huge leaps of discovery coincidentally or in the course of their ordinary business. Strathern also explains how and why these individuals often wrestled with the physical, moral, and social implications of their work, and how mathematics, chance, and decision making are intrinsically part of human behavior."--Jacket
Einstein and relativity by Paul Strathern( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 521 libraries worldwide
"We may know that Einstein was the epitome of genius, but how many of us know what his theory really means, and what its realistic implications are? Einstein and Relativity presents a distillation of Einstein's life and work within their historical and scientific contexts; and offers a truly accessible explanation of the concept that shaped the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET. "Just a few of the big ideas covered here are Einstein's discovery that light is both a particle and a wave; how Einstein proved the existence of molecules; why there is no such thing as real time; and how Einstein's brilliance led to his worst nightmare - the atom bomb."--Jacket
Kierkegaard in 90 minutes by Paul Strathern( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Turkish and held by 521 libraries worldwide
Offers a brief profile of the Danish philosopher, discusses his concept of existentialism, and assesses the impact of his work
The Medici : power, money, and ambition in the Italian Renaissance by Paul Strathern( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
Against the background of an age that saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning, Strathern explores the intensely dramatic rise and fall of the Medici family in Florence, as well as the Italian Renaissance which they did so much to sponsor and encourage. He follows the lives of many of the great Renaissance artists and scientists with whom the Medici had dealings, and traces the fortunes of those members of the Medici family who achieved success away from Florence, including the two Medici popes and Catherine dé Medici
The Venetians : a new history : from Marco Polo to Casanova by Paul Strathern( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
By profiling some of the most celebrated personalities of European history, including Marco Polo, Galileo, Titian, Petrarch, Vivaldi and Casanova, this vibrant history of the Republic of Venice reveals how it became the first great economic, cultural and naval power of the modern Western world
Hawking and black holes by Paul Strathern( Book )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 409 libraries worldwide
This brief biography of scientist Stephen Hawking focuses on his theories of black holes
 
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Alternative Names
Paul Strathern Brits historicus
Strathern, P. 1940-
Strathern, Paul
Stretern, P. 1940-
Stretern, Pol 1940-
Sutorazān, P. 1940-
Sutorazān, Pōru 1940-
סטראת'רן, פול 1940-
پل استراترن تاریخ‌نگار و نویسنده بریتانیایی
ストラザーン, ポール
ストレイザン, ポール
ポール・ストレイザン
Languages
English (349)
Spanish (59)
French (11)
Dutch (7)
Portuguese (6)
German (5)
Danish (5)
Turkish (5)
Japanese (5)
Chinese (2)
Hebrew (1)
Hungarian (1)
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