Walter Isaacson

  • Steve Jobs

    Walter Isaacson

    • Librairie generale francaise
    • 3 Octobre 2012

    À partir d'une quarantaine d'interviews exclusives et de multiples rencontres avec sa famille, ses proches, ses collaborateurs, ses amis comme ses adversaires, Walter Isaacson a reconstitué d'une façon magistrale et passionnée la vie, l'oeuvre et la pensée du fondateur d'Apple, l'un des plus grands innovateurs et visionnaires de notre époque.Une biographie passionnante qui révèle combien les détours apparents d'un parcours individuel constituent les étapes décisives dans les destinées humaines. Un vrai roman, celui d'un homme qui n'a cessé de ses dépasser, et de transformer le monde, mais qui était avant tout un homme. Valérie Segond, La Tribune.

  • Léonard de Vinci ; la biographie

    Walter Isaacson

    • Quanto
    • 7 Mars 2019

    Il a été le génie le plus créatif de l'histoire quels secrets peut-il encore nous apprendre ?
    Walter Isaacson, auteur best-seller de Steve Jobs, tisse dans cet ouvrage unanimement salué par la critique un récit de la vie intime et publique de Léonard de Vinci.

    Léonard de Vinci était enfant illégitime, homosexuel, gaucher, végétarien, distrait et parfois hérétique. Cette inadéquation aux moeurs de l'époque a décuplé sa créativité. À travers les milliers de pages de ses carnets et les plus récentes découvertes des historiens, Walter Isaacson dépeint l'émergence de son génie, alimenté par une curiosité passionnée, une capacité d'observation de tous les instants et une imagination sans limites.

    La créativité de Léonard de Vinci trouve sa source à la croisée des sciences et de la technologie. Il a épluché la chair des cadavres, dessiné les muscles des lèvres, puis peint le plus mémorable sourire de l'Histoire sur La Joconde. Il a exploré les mathématiques de l'optique, montré comment les rayons lumineux frappent la rétine et produisent les perspectives changeantes de La Cène. Sa capacité à combiner l'art et la science reste, aujourd'hui encore, la recette ultime de l'innovation.

    Son exemple nous rappelle l'importance, pour nous-mêmes et pour nos enfants, de remettre en question nos connaissances, de faire preuve d'imagination et, à l'instar de tous les rebelles talentueux, de penser différemment.

  • Les innovateurs

    Walter Isaacson

    • Librairie generale francaise
    • 15 Février 2017

    L'explosion numérique n'est pas seulement le fait de quelques génies, c'est une entreprise collective, le résultat d'un travail d'équipes qui ont avancé ensemble, bravant les obstacles les uns après les autres. Qui furent les pionniers de la programmation, des circuits intégrés, d'Internet, du Web ? Quelle fut la source d'inspiration de personnalités aussi fascinantes que John von Neumann, Alan Turing, Robert Noyce, Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Bill Gates ?
    À partir de recherches approfondies, d'interviews et d'une réflexion originale sur cette révolution en marche, Walter Isaacson fait vivre avec force l'histoire de ces bâtisseurs d'un monde nouveau et offre une magistrale galerie de portraits.
      Cette somme est tout autant une référence biographique qu'une sorte de manuel de management pour réussir à innover. David Larousserie, Le Monde.
      Une histoire passionnante de la révolution numérique. Sheryl Sandberg.

  • LEONARDO DA VINCI - THE BIOGRAPHY

    Walter Isaacson

    • Simon & schuster uk
    • 18 Octobre 2018

    The #1 New York Times Bestseller Walter Isaacson is not an art historian, hes simply a lover of Leonardo, who manages to communicate the sheer joy of this remarkable man Books of the Year - The Times Walter Isaacson keeps the mortal man to the fore. For all his supernatural gifts as an artist and natural scientist. Leonardo was resolutely human (illegitimate, vegan, in need of patrons) rather than the near deity of legend. Isaacson is an assured guide to Leonardos fallibility so many projects started, so few completed as well as his extraordinary curiosity and his even more remarkable painterly skills that were sharpened by intense observation. Michael Prodger, Books of the Year - The Sunday Times ''Infinitely curious, easily distracted, vain and vegetarian, Leonardo is brought to vivid life in this accomplished biography.'' - The Sunday Times . ''an illuminating guide to the output of one of the last millennium''s greatest minds.'' - The Observer ''Isaacson doesnt claim to make any fresh discoveries, but his book is intelligently organised, simply written and beautifully illustrated.'' Book of the Day, The Guardian . ''Isaacsons scholarship is impressive--he cites not only primary sources but secondary materials by art critics, essayists, and da Vincis other biographers. This is a monumental tribute to a titanic figure.'' - Publisher''s Weekly A powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life...a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it.-- The New Yorker Vigorous, insightful.-- The Washington Post A masterpiece.-- San Francisco Chronicle Luminous.-- The Daily Beast ''To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons there are to be learned in these pages.'' David McCullough The creator of Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) officially sold at auction in New York in November 2017 for the record-breaking sum of £341 million. He was historys most creative genius. What secrets can he teach us? Based on thousands of pages from Leonardos astonishing notebooks and new discoveries about his life and work, Walter Isaacson weaves a narrative that connects his art to his science. He shows how Leonardos genius was based on skills we can improve in ourselves, such as passionate curiosity, careful observation, and an imagination so playful that it flirted with fantasy. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa . But in his own mind, he was just as much a man of science and technology. With a passion that sometimes became obsessive, he pursued innovative studies of anatomy, fossils, birds, the heart, flying machines, botany, geology, and weaponry . His ability to stand at the crossroads of the humanities and the sciences, made iconic by his drawing of Vitruvian Man , made him historys most creative genius. His creativity, like that of other great innovators, came from having wide-ranging passions. He peeled flesh off the faces of cadavers, drew the muscles that move the lips, and then painted historys most memorable smile. He explored the math of optics, showed how light rays strike the cornea, and produced illusions of changing perspectives in The Last Supper . Isaacson also describes how Leonardos lifelong enthusiasm for staging theatrical productions informed his paintings and inventions. Leonardos delight at combining diverse passions remains the ultimate recipe for creativity. So, too, does his ease at being a bit of a misfit: illegitimate, gay, vegetarian, left-handed, easily distracted, and at times heretical. His life should remind us of the importance of instilling, both in ourselves and our children, not just received knowledge but a willingness to question it--to be imaginative and, like talented misfits and rebels in any era, to think different.

  • THE CODE BREAKER

    Walter Isaacson

    • Simon & schuster uk
    • 12 Mai 2022

    The best-selling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns. In 2012, Nobel Prize winning scientist Jennifer Doudna hit upon an invention that will transform the future of the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA. Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions. It has already been deployed to cure deadly diseases, fight the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, and make inheritable changes in the genes of babies. But what does that mean for humanity? Should we be hacking our own DNA to make us less susceptible to disease? Should we democratise the technology that would allow parents to enhance their kids? After discovering this CRISPR, Doudna is now wrestling these even bigger issues. THE CODE BREAKERS is an examination of how life as we know it is about to change and a brilliant portrayal of the woman leading the way.

  • Anglais The innovators

    Walter Isaacson

    • Simon & schuster
    • 6 Octobre 2015

    Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really works. What talents allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their disruptive ideas into realities?

  • Benjamin Franklin ; une vie américaine

    Walter Isaacson

    • A contre-courant
    • 24 Avril 2017

    « Sans la liberté de pensée, il ne peut y avoir de sagesse, et aucune liberté publique sans la liberté de parole. » Benjamin Franklin À une époque où les questions de liberté et de défense des droits de l'Homme sont au coeur de tous les débats, il est important de revenir aux origines de ces idéaux démocratiques, à travers le portrait de l'un des Pères fondateurs des États-Unis.

    Benjamin Franklin fut le plus remarqué des scientifiques, inventeurs, éditeurs, écrivains, hommes d'affaires et diplomates de son temps. Célèbre pour sa contribution à la Déclaration d'indépendance des États-Unis, ses découvertes sur la foudre ou ses projets à vocation civique, il a su s'imposer comme une figure emblématique du XVIIIe siècle.

    Dans cette nouvelle biographie fascinante, Walter Isaacson démontre comment Franklin a contribué à forger l'identité des États-Unis et comment son oeuvre, porteuse de valeurs humanistes, continue de trouver, aujourd'hui surtout, une résonance particulière.

    Le livre événement par le biographe de Steve Jobs.

  • CODE BREAKER

    Walter Isaacson

    • Simon & schuster uk
    • 9 Mars 2021

    ''The Code Breakers confident, cinematic style makes Crispr accessible like never before, taking readers on a journey that is exciting, as well as ethically treacherous.'' The Financial Times ''A page-turner. It weaves history and contemporary events into a narrative propelled by the career of its protagonist, Jennifer Doudna.'' The Economist Nobody knows this stuff and these people, and explains them, quite like Isaacson. If you need to know about CRISPR and you do this is the place to start.'' The Sunday Times The best-selling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns. In 2012, Nobel Prize winning scientist Jennifer Doudna hit upon an invention that will transform the future of the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA. Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions. It has already been deployed to cure deadly diseases, fight the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, and make inheritable changes in the genes of babies. But what does that mean for humanity? Should we be hacking our own DNA to make us less susceptible to disease? Should we democratise the technology that would allow parents to enhance their kids? After discovering this CRISPR, Doudna is now wrestling these even bigger issues. The Code Breaker is an examination of how life as we know it is about to change and a brilliant portrayal of the woman leading the way. ''The Code Breakers confident, cinematic style makes Crispr accessible like never before, taking readers on a journey that is exciting, as well as ethically treacherous.'' The Financial Times '' The CRISPR history holds obvious appeal for Walter Isaacson, a biographer of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs and Leonardo da Vinci. In The Code Breaker he reprises several of his previous themes -- science, genius, experiment, code, thinking different -- and devotes a full length book to a female subject for the first time. Jennifer Doudna, a genuine heroine for our time, may be the code breaker of the books title, but she is only part of Isaacsons story... The Code Breaker is in some respects a journal of our 2020 plague year. By the final chapter, Isaacson has enrolled in a vaccine trial'' - New York Times Nobody knows this stuff and these people, and explains them, quite like Isaacson. If you need to know about CRISPR -- and you do -- this is the place to start'' - The Sunday Times

  • EINSTEIN - HIS LIFE AND UNIVERSE

    Walter Isaacson

    • Simon & schuster usa
    • 13 Mai 2008

    A narrative portrait based on the complete body of Einstein's papers offers insight into his contributions to science, in an account that describes the influence of his discoveries on his personal views about morality, politics, and tolerance.

  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AN AMERICAN LIFE

    Walter Isaacson

    • Simon & schuster usa
    • 9 Juin 2004

    Presents a portrait of Benjamin Franklin as a scientist, inventor, diplomat, writer, business strategist, and statesman while tracing his life as one of America's Founding Fathers.

  • Einstein - la vie d'un genie

    Walter Isaacson

    • Guy tredaniel
    • 4 Octobre 2010

    Qui dit Einstein dit génie. Depuis sa théorie de la relativité et sa célèbre équation E=mc² jusqu'à sa théorie du champ unifié, nul n'a autant contribué à la science du XX siècle.

    La vie du génie Einstein Tout en montrant comment Einstein avait développé ses théories, ce livre dévoile l'homme derrière le scientifique, en partant de ses jeunes années et de ses premières expériences en Allemagne, jusqu'à son rôle dans le développement de la bombe atomique et ses actions de concert avec les groupes de défense des droits civils aux Etats-Unis, en passant par son activité au sein du Bureau suisse des brevets et sa vie personnelle.

    Riche en informations inédites, ce livre inclut des fac-similés et des documents personnels d'Einstein permettant de connaitre de lui davantage que ses théories

  • Einstein ; la vie d'un génie ; coffret

    Walter Isaacson

    • Guy tredaniel
    • 26 Août 2013

    La vie publique et privée d'Albert Einstein : ses théories, ses années de formation, sa participation à la mise au point de la bombe atomique, son action pour la défense des droits civils aux Etats-Unis, etc. Avec des documents en fac-similé.

  • * An extraordinary book which gives us a unique insight into the life and thinking of the man who has single-handedly transformed the world

  • Steve Jobs

    Walter Isaacson

    • Simon & schuster usa
    • 15 Novembre 2011

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years-as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors and colleagues--the author offers a fascinating look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company. By the author of Kissinger: A Biography .

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