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Greenler, Robert 1929-

Overview
Works: 48 works in 133 publications in 3 languages and 1,813 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Science films  Children's films  Science television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: QC975.2, 551.56
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Most widely held works about Robert Greenler
 
Most widely held works by Robert Greenler
Rainbows, halos, and glories by Robert Greenler( Book )

32 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses optical effects we see in the sky including sun pillars, sundogs, glories and mirages. Three of the seven chapters focus on ice crystal effects. Suitable for both layman and scientist
The rainbow from myth to mathematics by Carl B Boyer( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtually every volume on mythology contains legends connected with the rainbow and practically all modern textbooks of physics include some exposition of the optical principles which account for the bow. Mankind has been thinking, talking and writing about the rainbow for thousands of years. The Rainbow: from Myth to Mathematics gathers material from a great number of primary and secondary sources in the hopes that readers may be tempted to study further some aspects of the history of the theory of the rainbow. Includes information on Aristotle, Francis Bacon, the Christian tradition, color, Rene, Descartes, fogbow, Augustin Fresnel, Galileo Galilei, halo, Islamic tradition, Jesuits, Johann Kepler, nature of light, mirrors, Sir Isaac Newton, Olympiodorus, physics, rainbow breadth, reflection, refraction, Robert Grosseteste, Themo Judoci, Witelo, etc
The pointillist painter, the Sunday comics and color TV : color mixing in art and technology by Robert Greenler( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Greenler discusses in detail the two methods of color mixing--mixing light and mixing pigments--with emphasis on principles of physics
Whiter than white, blacker than black, and greener than green : the perception of color by Robert Greenler( Visual )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Greenler discusses the nature of light, the color of common objects and how characteristics of the eye influence color perception
The clarinet, the washtub, and the musical nails : how musical instruments work by Robert Greenler( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecture/demonstration before an audience of all ages. Dr. Greenler demonstrates basic principles of physics as they apply to simple musical instruments. Some demonstrations use volunteers from the audience. Shows how ordinary items can be used as musical instruments: glasses of water, nails dropped on a brick, etc
Early optics and the painters' art by Robert Greenler( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicist Robert Greenler examines optical devices and discusses evidence supporting the assertion made by painter David Hockney and physicist Charles Falco that such devices were used by masters of Western art. Includes background about perspective and demonstrations of pinhole images, lenses, camera obscura, and mirrors
Rainbows, visible & invisible by Robert Greenler( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicist Robert Greeler uses laser beams, prisms, and pictures drawn by Descartes to explain the principles by which rays of light bend to form rainbows. While doing so, he teaches the viewer to understand and to look for more than the familiar bands of colors found in these phenomena. He concludes with the story of his own successful discovery of the invisible infrared rainbow whose existence he inferred and then set out to capture on film
The Prevailing westerlies, the horse latitudes, and the doldrums : global air circulation by Robert Greenler( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using explorers as examples, Greenler explains world air circulation patterns
The mirage, the discovery of Greenland, and the green flash by Robert Greenler( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the various kinds of mirages. Explains how mirages seen from northwestern Iceland led to the discovery of Greenland. Tells how a green flash can sometimes been seen as the sun rises or sets
Red sunsets, black clouds and the blue moon : light scattering in the atmosphere by Robert Greenler( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Greenler discusses different ways of seeing things in the sky, and how to understand the physical origin of what one sees
No exit! : black holes, neutron stars and gravitational collapse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Friedman discusses the relationship between black holes and gravitational collapse. Also explained are how stars are formed and destroyed
Beetles, bubbles, and butterflies : the origins of iridescence( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Greenler explains the principles behind iridescence
Why does a spinning top stop?( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Greenler shows examples of many tops from different times and cultures. He discusses theories as to why tops stop spinning
The clarinet, the washtub, the musical nails : how musical instruments work by Robert Greenler( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A filmed lecture by Robert Greenler, given as part of a series of Friday night lectures called The Science Bag. Greenler demonstrates the principles of physics which are envolved in the production of sound by musical instruments. Some of the instuments he plays are more or less conventional ones, such as the violin and glass harmonica, others are ones he has invented himself for the purposes of the demonstration
Glowing eyes and personal halos : seeing the light by Robert Greenler( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the basic principals behind the "red-eye effect" in photography, halos (from antiquity to modern times), the courting ritual of the woodcock, aerial views of Stonehenge, and many other such phenomena
Sunlight and ice crystals in the skies of Antarctica by Robert Greenler( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Greenler discusses his trips to Antarctica and lectures about his ongoing quest to observe and understand optical sky phenomena that result from the interaction of sunlight with tiny air-borne ice crystals. He describes Antarctica, life at the South Pole Station, and the specific conditions that create halos, sun dogs, and other meteorological conditions
Erratic rocks & cream city bricks : building Milwaukee from the ground down( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of the geology of land in Wisconsin. The lecture concentrates on the effect of glaciers, continental drift, and bedrock activity
Hong yun bao guang by R. Gelinle( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Greenler's The Science Bag : demonstrations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rainbows, halos, and glories £bTexte imprimé by Robert Greenler( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Greenler, R. 1929-...

Robert G. Greenler American physicist

Robert G. Greenler físico estadounidense

Robert G. Greenler physicien américain

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