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Gribbin, John 1946-

Overview
Works: 339 works in 1,540 publications in 18 languages and 58,461 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Popular works  Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: QB981, B
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Most widely held works about John Gribbin
 
Most widely held works by John Gribbin
Stephen Hawking : a life in science by Michael White( Book )

50 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 3,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of physicist Stephen Hawking interweaving the events of his life with concise explanations of his theories
In search of Schrödinger's cat : quantum physics and reality by John Gribbin( Book )

74 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astrophysicist offers an introduction to the theoretical principles, practical applications, and far-reaching implications of quantum physics and quantum mechanics
Time & space by John Gribbin( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 2,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and full-color photographs and 3-D models present information about time and space
The scientists : a history of science told through the lives of its greatest inventors by John Gribbin( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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
Almost everyone's guide to science : the universe, life, and everything by John Gribbin( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to science that offers easy-to-understand explanations on many of the basic principles of science, including the structure of an atom, the origins of man, the birth of the universe, and other related topics
The matter myth : dramatic discoveries that challenge our understanding of physical reality by P. C. W Davies( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sweeping survey, acclaimed science writers Paul Davies and John Gribbin provide a complete overview of the latest developments in physics which have revolutionized modern science. From the weird world of quarks and the theory of relativity to the latest ideas about the birth of the cosmos, the authors find evidence for a massive paradigm shift. New developments in the studies of black holes, cosmic strings, solitons, and chaos theory now challenge commonsense concepts of space, time, and matter, and demand a radically altered and more fully unified worldview of the universe. Here is a truly fascinating advance glimpse at 21st-century science."--Back cover
In search of the big bang : quantum physics and cosmology by John Gribbin( Book )

53 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this radically revised and updated edition incorporating the latest scientific findings, science writer and cosmologist John Gribbin explores the origins of the Universe and considers its ultimate fate."--Jacket
Hothouse earth : the greenhouse effect and gaia by John Gribbin( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines global warming as a result of human activities against a background of natural climatic processes
Schrödinger's kittens and the search for reality : solving the quantum mysteries by John Gribbin( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astrophysicist Gribbin's In Search of Schrödinger's Cat presented the quantum's many riddles to the general public. Now he returns with Schrödinger's "kittens," the offspring of his famously indeterminate cat, in which he presents exciting new evidence about the nature of light that pulls together quantum theory and relativity theory into a coherent explanation of reality. As a way of visualizing the many perplexing paradoxes of the new view of reality, Gribbin carries them to opposite ends of the universe, where their fate is determined by signals that travel faster than light and backwards in time. Elsewhere in the quantum world there are photons capable of being in two places at the same time. The practical applications of all this are equally astounding, including the serious possibility that quantum theory could eventually be used to develop a Star Trek-style teleportation machine, and how it has already found applications in uncrackable codes.--From publisher description
The hole in the sky : man's threat to the ozone layer by John Gribbin( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports on the threats to the ozone layer as confirmed in the findings of the National Airborne Ozone Expedition (NOZE) in Antarctica in 1986. Discusses past and present experiments and studies on the ozone layer, including ways and means to present further damage
The birth of time : how astronomers measured the age of the universe by John Gribbin( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gribbin takes us through the history of cosmological discoveries, focusing in particular on the seventy years since the Big Bang model of the origin of the universe. He explains how conflicting views of the age of the universe and stars converged in the 1990s because scientists (including Gribbin) were able to use data from the Hubble Space Telescope that measured distances across the universe."--Jacket
The fellowship : Gilbert, Bacon, Harvey, Wren, Newton, and the story of a scientific revolution by John Gribbin( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Russian and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the lives and obsessions of the men associated with the scientific revolution and the birth of the Royal Society in seventeenth-century England including William Gilbert, Francis Bacon, William Harvey, Christopher Wren, and Isaac Newton
In the beginning : after COBE and before the Big Bang by John Gribbin( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gribbin's analysis examines the riddle of anthropic cosmology, the vision of the Universe as a product of evolution by natural selection, echoing and extending the Gaia principle that all the living things on earth form an interlocking web which can be regarded as a single living organism
The Jupiter effect by John Gribbin( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 1982 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Q is for quantum : an encyclopedia of particle physics by John Gribbin( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Gribbin has collected the answer to everything you need to know about the quantum world - the place where most of the greatest scientific advances of the twentieth century have been made. This reference begins with a thorough introduction setting out the current state of knowledge in particle physics. Gribbin blends articles on the structure of particles and their interactions, accounts of the theoretical breakthroughs in quantum mechanics and their practical applications, and entertaining biographies of the scientists who have blazed the trail of discovery. In a special section, "Timelines," key dates in our quest to understand the quantum world are mapped out alongside landmarks in world history and the history of science. Q is for Quantum is an essential companion for anyone interested in particle physics."--Jacket
Unveiling the edge of time : black holes, white holes, wormholes by John Gribbin( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking trips through each of these spacetime "holes"--What they would see and feel as they are drawn across "event horizons" and where they would arrive after passing through a singularity. With a scientist's knowledge of the facts and a writer's gift for description, John Gribbin conveys these extraordinary ideas with both excitement and clarity. The result is an intellectual adventure that will take readers to the farthest reaches of today's science
Stardust : supernovae and life-- the cosmic connection by John Gribbin( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the relationship between the universe and the Earth and presenting a history of the scientific study of astronomy, the authors discuss the idea that "we are made of stardust--and so is all life as we know it."--Jacket
Climatic change by John Gribbin( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes present understanding of climatic change
White holes : cosmic gushers in the universe by John Gribbin( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Spacewarps by John Gribbin( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gribbin, Dž.

Gribbin, John

Gribbin, John, 1946-

Gribbin, John i Mary.

Gribbin John R.

Gribbin, John R. 1946-

Gribin, Džon

John Gribbin britischer Astrophysiker und Wissenschaftsautor

John Gribbin Brits natuurkundige

John Gribbin saggista britannico

Ko-lieh-pin, Yüeh-han 1946-

ג'ון גריבין

جان گریبین

جريبين، جون، 1946-

جريبيين، جون، 1946-

جون جريبن، 1946-

غريبين، جون، 1946-

존 그리빈

グリビン, J

グリビン, ジョン

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In search of Schrödinger's cat : quantum physics and realityTime & spaceThe scientists : a history of science told through the lives of its greatest inventorsAlmost everyone's guide to science : the universe, life, and everythingThe matter myth : dramatic discoveries that challenge our understanding of physical realityIn search of the big bang : quantum physics and cosmologySchrödinger's kittens and the search for reality : solving the quantum mysteriesThe birth of time : how astronomers measured the age of the universe