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Gribbin, John R.

Overview
Works: 17 works in 80 publications in 3 languages and 683 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Popular works  Chronologies  Folklore  Encyclopedias  Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QC793.2, 539.703
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Most widely held works by John R Gribbin
Companion to the cosmos by John Gribbin( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the twentieth century, scientists understand better than ever before the scope of the Universe and its origins; the variety of objects it contains, from quasars and pulsars to galaxies; and the inner workings of our own Sun. But such has been the pace of progress, especially in the past couple of decades, that the story has been fragmented, with no single, user-friendly guide to present the broad sweep as well as the detailed discoveries. Companion to the Cosmos tells the whole story of the Universe and the people who made the discoveries. The Companion begins with an extended introduction in which Gribbin sets out the present state of knowledge and explains the key discoveries of twentieth century cosmology: the Universe is evolving and growing. The main section of the book, an A-Z encyclopedia, is a mixture of lengthy feature articles on major subjects (for example, black holes, gravity, our Galaxy, life in the Universe, supernovae), shorter entries, and biographies of the scientists. In the final section, "Timelines," cosmological discoveries are set out alongside key dates in general history and the history of science, from the time of the ancient astronomers of Greece up to the present day
Q is for quantum : an encyclopedia of particle physics by John Gribbin( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Q is for Quantum presents a history of the study of the quantum world. Going back to the time of the ancient Greeks, John Gribbin offers a guide to the development of ideas and the major figures in the various fields
In search of SUSY : supersymmetry, string and the theory of everything by John Gribbin( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of superstrings : symmetry, membranes and the theory of everything by John Gribbin( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country's best-known science populariser tackles the most difficult but most amazing area of cutting-edge science - string theory
Biografía del universo by John Gribbin( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Así de simple : el caos, la complejidad y la aparición de la vida by John Gribbin( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En busca de la doble hélice : la evolución de la biología molecular by John Gribbin( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El clima futuro by John Gribbin( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Weather book by Reuben A Hornstein( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in Spanish and Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the mysteries of meteorology and weather forecasting, discussing the workings of the weather, atmospheric phenomena and weather conditions, weather myths and superstitions, climate and weather patterns, and forecasting techniques and technology
El punto Omega : la búsqueda de la masa perdida y el destino final del Universo by John Gribbin( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Hawking, una vida para la ciencia by Michael White( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Hawking : una vida para la ciencia by Michael White( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diccionario del cosmos by John Gribbin( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Challenge of the universe( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen famous physicists, including Stephen Hawking and 5 Nobel prize winners, explain the structure of matter, the origins of the big bang and other scientific mysteries
Theories of the universe( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thirteen famous physicists, including Stephen Hawking and 5 Nobel prize winners, explain the structure of matter, the origins of the big bang and other scientific mysteries
The scientists a history of science told through the lives of its greatest inventors by John Gribbin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This tells the story of the people who have made science, and of the times in which they lived and worked. Gribbin begins with Copernicus, during the Renaissance, when science replaced mysticism as a means of explaining the workings of the world, and he continues through the centuries, creating an unbroken genealogy of not only the greatest but also the more obscure names of Western science, a dot-to-dot line linking amateur to genius, and accidental discovery to brilliant deduction
 
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Companion to the cosmos
Languages
Spanish (41)

English (28)

Italian (7)

Covers
Q is for quantum : an encyclopedia of particle physicsIn search of SUSY : supersymmetry, string and the theory of everythingIn search of superstrings : symmetry, membranes and the theory of everything