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Witkowski, Nicolas

Overview
Works: 88 works in 211 publications in 7 languages and 1,920 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Popular works  Miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Adapter, Editor, Publishing director, Bibliographic antecedent, 730
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Most widely held works by Nicolas Witkowski
Dictionnaire culturel des sciences : art, littérature, cinéma, sociologie, mythe, politique, histoire, humour, religion, éthique, économie, poésie, vulgarisation( Book )

14 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ambition de ce dictionnaire est moins de transformer le lecteur en spécialiste que de convaincre que la science fait pleinement partie de la culture générale, et qu'il est illusoire de tenter d'en comprendre le sens si l'on n'étudie pas ses interactions avec la politique, la philosophie, l'éthique, la peinture ou la littérature
Une histoire sentimentale des sciences by Nicolas Witkowski( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce livre met un peu de désordre dans le musée poussiéreux de nos certitudes sur l'élaboration des savoirs. Des idées les moins géniales de Léonard de Vinci aux intuitions les plus fructueuses des savants romantiques, on suit les imprévisibles linéaments de la pensée savante et l'on prend la mesure de la profondeur vertigineuse à laquelle plongent ses racines poétiques, mystiques et magiques
La baignoire d'Archimède : petite mythologie de la science by Sven Ortoli( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in French and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce petit recueil qui, par-delà l'histoire des sciences, conte des histoires de science, fait le point sur les grands mythes qui nous tiennent lieu de bagage scientifique et montre que ces images d'Epinal ont non seulement une logique propre, mais dressent aussi un tableau du monde savant et des points de friction de la pensée scientifique et du sens commun
Trop belles pour le Nobel : les femmes et la science by Nicolas Witkowski( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in French and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur souhaite en finir avec une histoire des sciences truquée par les hommes où les femmes sont soit des curiosités de la nature, soit des muses, soit des potiches. Sur le mode de l'anecdote et du détail, il montre que, de la femme de Cro-Magnon à Diane Fossey en passant par Emily du Châtelet et Ada Lovelace, les femmes sont omniprésentes dans la science
L'Etat des sciences et des techniques( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in French and Vietnamese and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Badewanne des Archimedes : berühmte Legenden aus der Wissenschaft by Sven Ortoli( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Autoren haben eine Vielzahl von Mythen und Geschichten aus der Forschung unter die Lupe genommen und auf ihren Wahrheitsgehalt hin untersucht
Pourquoi les manchots n'ont pas froid aux pieds? : et 111 autres questions stupides et passionnantes by New scientist (Périodique)( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in French and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millénium : histoire naturelle et artificielle de l'an 2000 by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'écrivain scientifique tente ici de comprendre comment un simple problème de calendrier a pu donner lieu à tant d'élucubrations irrationnelles. Il est question "de la perception des nombres ronds, du soleil et de la lune, de l'âge de la terre et de la naissance de Jésus-Christ", pour apprécier le retour cyclique des vieilles questions irrésolues que provoquera immanquablement l'an 2000
Culture maths choix d'articles de la revue Tangente by Tangente (Périodique)( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sciences physiques : seconde( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science infuse : dictionnaire politique des sciences by Nicolas Witkowski( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mais qui mange les guêpes ? : et 100 autres questions idiotes et passionnantes, par les lecteurs de la revue New Scientist( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions adressées dans la rubrique de courrier des lecteurs intitulée "Le dernier mot" de la revue ##New Scientist##, à propos de diverses curiosités scientifiques. En huit catégories: 1. Plantes et animaux - 2. Notre corps - 3. Science à domicile - 4. L'Univers - 5. La planète - 6. Drôle de temps - 7. Transports peu communs - 8. Le best of du reste. [SDM]
Le renard et le hérisson : comment combler le fossé entre la science et les humanités by Stephen Jay Gould( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans ce qui est son dernier ouvrage, l'auteur s'intéresse à la réconciliation entre sciences exactes et humaines. Revenant aux sources de la science et de ses interactions avec la culture et la religion, S.J. Gould parcourt la Renaissance et l'histoire de la révolution scientifique du 17e siècle pour éclairer cette très vieille tension et la résoudre, dans une perspective humaniste
Le futur du cosmos : matière noire et énergie sombre by Joseph Silk( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petite métaphysique des jouets : éloge de l'intuition enfantine by Nicolas Witkowski( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papillonnages : une histoire culturelle du papillon by Nicolas Witkowski( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fou de science en trois dimensions by Jay Young( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un livre-jeu pour faire des expériences scientifiques sur la lumière, l'énergie, les télécommunications, l'optique
The golden ratio : the story of phi, the world's most astonishing number by Mario Livio( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, the author tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi, or 1.6180339887 ... This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as "The Golden Ratio," was discovered by Euclid more than two thousand years ago because of its crucial role in the construction of the pentagram, to which magical properties had been attributed. Since then it has shown a propensity to appear in the most astonishing variety of places, from mollusk shells, sunflower florets, and rose petals to the shape of the galaxy. Psychological studies have investigated whether the Golden Ratio is the most aesthetically pleasing proportion extant, and it has been asserted that the creators of the Pyramids and the Parthenon employed it. It is believed to feature in works of art from Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa to Salvador Dali's The Sacrament of the Last Supper, and poets and composers have used it in their works. It has even been found to be connected to the behavior of the stock market! This book is a captivating journey through art and architecture, botany and biology, physics and mathematics. It tells the human story of numerous phi-fixated individuals, including the followers of Pythagoras who believed that this proportion revealed the hand of God; astronomer Johannes Kepler, who saw phi as the greatest treasure of geometry; such Renaissance thinkers as mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa; and such masters of the modern world as Goethe, Cezanne, Bartok, and physicist Roger Penrose. Wherever his quest for the meaning of phi takes him, the author reveals the world as a place where order, beauty, and eternal mystery will always coexist
Is God a mathematician? by Mario Livio( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating exploration of the great discoveries of history's most important mathematicians seeks an answer to the eternal question: Does mathematics hold the key to understanding the mysteries of the physical world?
 
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Alternative Names
Nicolas Witkowski Frans journalist

Nicolas Witkowski französischer Physiker und Journalist

Nicolas Witkowski French journalist, physicist and editor

Witkowski, Nicola, 1949-

Витковски, Никола

비트코브스키, 니콜라스

비트코프스키, 니콜라

ヴィトゥコフスキー, ニコラ

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