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Holt, Jim 1954-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 125 publications in 14 languages and 3,541 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks and manuals  Essays  Drama  Juvenile works  Popular works  Filmed performances  Television mini-series 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: BD511, 113
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jim Holt
Why does the world exist? : an existential detective story by Jim Holt( Book )

48 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is there a world rather than nothing at all?' remains the most curious and most enduring of all metaphysical mysteries. Moving away from the narrower paths of Christopher Hitchens, Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking, the celebrated essayist Jim Holt now enters this fascinating debate with his broad, lively and deeply informed narrative that traces all our efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. With sly humour and a highly original personal approach Holt takes on the role of cosmological detective. Suggesting that we might have been too narrow in limiting our suspects to God and the B
Stop me if you've heard this : a history and philosophy of jokes by Jim Holt( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After exploring humor's history in part one, the irreducible Jim Holt delves into philosophy in part two. Jewish jokes; Wall Street jokes; jokes about lesbians and violists, rednecks and atheists, bulimics and politicians; jokes that you missed if you didn't go to a Catholic girls' school; jokes about language and logic itself - all become fodder for the grand theories of Aristotle, Kant, Freud, and Wittgenstein. Among the mysteries examined is why the cerebral pleasure of a joke should issue in a spasmodic discharge of nervous energy through the facial and respiratory muscles - that is, in laughter."--Jacket
When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought by Jim Holt( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays on philosophy, mathematics, and science, and the people who pursue them"--
Bodyline( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1933, 3 men of Empire, the brilliant young Australian batsman Donald Bradman, the gentleman English captian Douglas Jardine and Entlish speed bowler Harold Larwood, met on a cricket pitch in Adelaide and almost tore that Empire apart
When Einstein walked with Gödel : excursions to the edge of thought by Jim Holt( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Jim Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought, an entertaining and accessible audiobook guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuriesDoes time exist? What is infinity? Why do mirrors reverse left and right but not up and down? In this scintillating collection, Holt explores the human mind, the cosmos, and the thinkers who've tried to encompass the latter with the former. With his trademark clarity and humor, Holt probes the mysteries of quantum mechanics, the quest for the foundations of mathematics, and the nature of logic and truth. Along the way, he offers intimate biographical sketches of celebrated and neglected thinkers, from the physicist Emmy Noether to the computing pioneer Alan Turing and the discoverer of fractals, Benoit Mandelbrot. In this audiobook, Holt offers a painless and playful introduction to many of our most beautiful but least understood ideas, from Einsteinian relativity to string theory, and also invites listeners to consider why the greatest logician of the twentieth century believed the U.S. Constitution contained a terrible contradiction--and whether the universe truly has a future
The complete idiot's guide to VCRs by Jim Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book includes easy instructions and handy references for using and maintaining a VCR
Why does the world exist? : one man's quest for the big answer by Jim Holt( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving away from the narrower paths of Christopher Hitchens, Roger Penrose and Stephen Hawking, the celebrated essayist Jim Holt now enters this fascinating debate with his broad, lively and deeply informed narrative that traces all our efforts to grasp the origins of the universe
Let's do a magic show by Jim Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An existential detective story by Jim Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Why is there a world rather than nothing at all?' remains the most curious and most enduring of all metaphysical mysteries. The author traces all our efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. As he pieces together a solution - while offering useful insights into time, consciousness, and eternity - he sheds light on the meaning of existence
Coaching women's gymnastics : a systems approach for schools & clubs by Trevor Dowdell( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Wonderful( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kerry is a modern career woman who becomes pregnant for the first time. As she tries to deal with mental, emotional and physical changes she begins to fantasise about her motherhood role, her misogynist obstetrician, over-zealous relatives and her husband who is training for a marathon. The pregnancy is viewed solely through her eyes
Sekai wa naze aru noka : jitsuzon o meguru kagaku tetsugakuteki tansaku by Jim Holt( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Senti questa : piccola storia e filosofia della battuta di spirito by Jim Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A touch of gold by Jim Holt( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shi jie wei he cun zai? : tan suo wan wu zhi mi de qi miao lu cheng by Jim Holt( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shi jie wei he cun zai?"zhei shi yi ge gu lao er chang cun de ming ti, Wei le xun zhao da an, Mei guo xue zhe ji muHe te hua shen wei yi ge"cun zai zhu yi zhen tan", Zou bian shi jie xun fang ge da ling yu de zhuan jia, Cai fang le niu jin da xue de zhe xue jia, Nuo bei er wu li jiang de zhu, Fa guo de fo jiao tu, Shen zhi mei guo zhu ming xiao shuo jia yue han. E pu dai ke, Shi tu cong bu tong jiao du jie kai yu zhou de zhong ji mi tuan
Stella is the one for me by Peter Stimson( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chasing impossible dreams : an odyssey in international sport by Jim Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds within worlds by Jim Holt( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guess who's cooking? : a cookbook for all the children of working parents( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The career-savvy college student : getting from book smarts to a solid career start by Jim Holt( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Why does the world exist? : an existential detective story An existential detective story
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Stop me if you've heard this : a history and philosophy of jokesAn existential detective storyThe career-savvy college student : getting from book smarts to a solid career start
Alternative Names
Holt, James C.

Holt, James C. 1954-

Jim Holt Amerikaans journalist

Jim Holt saggista, filosofo e giornalista statunitense

Jim Holt US-amerikanischer Journalist und Sachbuchautor

Джим Холт

جیم هالت ژورنالیست، نویسنده، و فیلسوف آمریکایی

짐 홀트 (Jim Holt)

홀트, 짐 1954-

ジム・ホルト アメリカ合衆国の哲学者、著述家

ホルト, ジム

吉姆•霍尔特

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