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  • 13.8by John Gribbin

    Icon Books Ltd 2015; US$ 17.49

    Popular science master John Gribbin tackles the very biggest question modern science has to answer. more...

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    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.98

    'Gribbin takes us through the basics with his customary talent for accessibility and clarity' Sunday Times The world around us can be a complex, confusing place. Earthquakes happen without warning, stock markets fluctuate, weather forecasters seldom seem to get it right - even other people continue to baffle us. How do we make sense of it all?... more...

  • Einstein's Masterworkby John Gribbin

    Icon Books Ltd 2015; US$ 13.11

    In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his masterwork to the Prussian Academy of Sciences - a theory of gravity, matter, space and time: the General Theory of Relativity. Einstein himself said it was ‘the most valuable theory of my life’, and ‘of incomparable beauty’. It describes the evolution of the Universe, black holes, the... more...

  • Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolutionby John Gribbin

    Transworld 2012; US$ 15.98

    Erwin Schrödinger was an Austrian physicist famous for his contribution to quantum physics. He won the Nobel Prize in 1933 and is best known for his thought experiment of a cat in a box, both alive and dead at the same time, which revealed the seemingly paradoxical nature of quantum mechanics. Schrödinger was working at one of the most fertile and... more...

  • The Fellowshipby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.98

    From the bestselling author of Science: A History comes the enthralling story of a revolution that shook the world. Seventeenth-century England was racked by civil war, plague and fire; a world ruled by superstition and ignorance. A series of meetings of 'natural philosophers' in Oxford and London saw the beginning of a new method of thinking based... more...

  • Future Worldsby John Gribbin

    Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00

    During the middle and late 1960s, concern about the way the world might be going began to move out of the arena of academic debate amongst specialists, and became a topic of almost everyday interest to millions of people. Concern about mankind's disruption of the natural balance of 'the environment' brought the term 'ecology' into widespread use, though... more...

  • Galaxiesby John Gribbin

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    Galaxies are the building blocks of the Universe: standing like islands in space, each is made up of many hundreds of millions of stars in which the chemical elements are made, around which planets form, and where on at least one of those planets intelligent life has emerged. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is just one of several hundred million other... more...

  • Get a Grip on Physicsby John Gribbin

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Popular physics primer by an acclaimed author offers accessible, imaginative explanations of string theory, the Schrödinger's Cat paradox, quantum uncertainty, black holes, and other cosmic oddities. Numerous playful illustrations. more...

  • He Knew He Was Rightby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.98

    Jim Lovelock is an iconic figure in British science, a prophet whose prophecies are coming true. This is his definitive authorised biography. Lovelock is best known as the 'father' of Gaia theory, which isnow established as the most useful way of understanding the dramatic changes happening to the environment of the Earth. But few people know about... more...

  • In Search of Schrodinger's Catby John Gribbin

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no nuclear power or nuclear weapons, no TV, no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering. In Search of Schrodinger's... more...