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  • Not Fade Awayby John Gribbin

    Icon Books 2012; US$ 11.65

    Science writer John Gribbin?s popular biography of Buddy Holly ? his first ever non-science title ? originally published on the 50th anniversary of Holly?s tragic death. Buddy Holly was killed at 22 when the plane he was travelling in crashed on 3 February 1959.  Although this was less than two years after Holly?s first hit record, Don McLean described... more...

  • White Holesby John Gribbin

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    White Holes: Cosmic Gushers in the Universe is the original exposition of forces which led to the Big Bang. John Gribbin makes his living as a science writer. Best known for In Search of Schrodinger's Cat and his reference books Companion to the Cosmos and Q is for Quantum - he also writes science fiction based on fact. more...

  • Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolutionby John Gribbin

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.12

    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... more...

  • He Knew He Was Rightby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    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... more...

  • Deep Simplicityby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    '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... more...

  • The Reason Whyby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Does one planet really matter among the immensity of the Cosmos? John Gribbin is here to persuade us that it does. In this ground-breaking and provocative new book Gribbin argues that we owe our existence to the impact of a 'supercomet' with Venus 600 million years ago. But this is only part of the story, just one of the astronomical and geophysical... more...

  • In Search of the Multiverseby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    We once had to abandon the idea of earth being at the centre of the universe. Now, we need to confront an even more profound possibility: the universe itself might just be one universe among many. In Search of the Multiverse takes us on an extraordinary journey, examining the most fundamental questions in science. What are the boundaries of our... more...

  • The Universeby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    The Universe: A Biography makes cosmology accessible to everyone. John Gribbin navigates the latest frontiers of scientific discovery to tell us what we really know about the history of the universe. Along the way, he describes how the universe began; what the early universe looked like; how its structure developed; and what emerged to hold it all... more...

  • The Fellowshipby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    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...

  • Father to the Manby John Gribbin

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    Nobel Prize-winning scientist Richard Lee has stirred up fanatical religious hatred with his controversial theory that chimpanzees and humans may have shared a common ancestor as little as three million years ago. When this hatred loses him both his reputation and his beloved colleague Marjorie, Lee retreats into hiding with his experiments and with... more...