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Gribbin, John 1946-

Works: 559 works in 1,865 publications in 10 languages and 73,931 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Popular works  Juvenile works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: QC16.H33, B
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Most widely held works by John Gribbin
Stephen Hawking : a life in science by Michael White ( Book )
51 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 4,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of physicist Stephen Hawking interweaving the events of his life with concise explanations of his theories
Time & space by John Gribbin ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,928 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 )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,825 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
In search of Schrödinger's cat : quantum physics and reality by John Gribbin ( Book )
36 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,820 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
Almost everyone's guide to science : the universe, life, and everything by John Gribbin ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,721 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
Einstein : a life in science by Michael White ( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To the modern world, Albert Einstein is the archetypal scientist. His name is synonymous with genius, his image is instantly recognized, and his life's work is universally acknowledged as the bedrock of contemporary physics. In this absorbing book by the authors of Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science, Einstein's life and work are recounted in an unprecedentedly accessible way. Although his most important work dates from 1905, the figure of Einstein still towers over the twentieth century. The one equation everyone knows is E=mc[superscript 2], but most of us could not explain what it means. The man to explain it is John Gribbin, a masterful science writer, who elucidates the special and general theories of relativity, as well as electromagnetism, space-time, and other mysteries. Along with lucid descriptions of Einstein's milestone contributions, Gribbin recounts his debates with fellow scientists and the failures that shadowed his later scientific life. Einstein was also a political activist, violin player, and family man. The twists and turnings of his life, so closely linked to the turbulent history of the era, are nimbly charted by Michael White. The questions White tackles are personal ones: What became of Einstein's illegitimate child? Did his first wife, Mileva, contribute to the early, groundbreaking work? We learn of Einstein's possible schizophrenia early in life, his two marriages, his friendships with such figures as Franz Kafka and Bertrand Russell, and the search for security and sanctuary that led him from one country to another in Europe, and then from Nazi Germany to his tenure as a "scientific saint" in America. White portrays Einstein as a man brimming with paradoxes - a pacifist who advocated the creation of an atomic weapons program, a man who hated regimentation but who was beguiled by the strict beauty of mathematics, an atheist and a dedicated Zionist, a figure revered by the world yet kept under surveillance by the FBI. Einstein is an example of biography at its best - a truly exceptional portrait of a man who was not only an intellectual giant but who also possessed an instinctive morality that demanded he try his utmost to make the world a better place
Schrödinger's kittens and the search for reality : solving the quantum mysteries by John Gribbin ( Book )
31 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,428 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
Genesis : the origins of man and the universe by John Gribbin ( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Genesis is history on its grandest scale, a brilliantly conceived and achieved chronicle of the evolution of man and the cosmos that adds new and provocative dimensions to our understanding of ourselves and our role in the Universe
Hothouse earth : the greenhouse effect and gaia by John Gribbin ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines global warming as a result of human activities against a background of natural climatic processes
The hole in the sky : man's threat to the ozone layer by John Gribbin ( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,279 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 )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,217 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."--BOOK JACKET
The matter myth : dramatic discoveries that challenge our understanding of physical reality by P. C. W Davies ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 1,203 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 the beginning : after COBE and before the Big Bang by John Gribbin ( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,174 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
Q is for quantum : an encyclopedia of particle physics by John Gribbin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,102 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."--BOOK JACKET
The search for superstrings, symmetry, and the theory of everything by John Gribbin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the field of particle physics, the most exciting area of research in physics today and the key to uncovering the Grand United Theory
Darwin : a life in science by Michael White ( Book )
21 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of Charles Darwin and how he was drawn into the research that resulted in the publication of his theory of evolution, an event that inspired a controversy that lives on today
In search of the big bang : quantum physics and cosmology by John Gribbin ( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Feynman : a life in science by John Gribbin ( Book )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
constellation of scientific stars. We follow Feynman growing up in a decade shadowed by the Great Depression and the gathering storm of World War II, going to universities where Jewish quotas were still the norm and where he dazzled professors and peers with the swiftness of his intellect and directness of his insight, which marked him early as a major figure. We see him, as well, as a handsome young man filled with zest for life and love, blessed with wit and charm
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 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once the stuff of science-fiction novels, black holes, and their even stranger cosmological counterparts, white holes and worm holes, are now the subject of serious scientific inquiry. Physicists who formerly shunned these astrophysical eccentricities have begun to theorize about them and search for the physical proof of their existence with the zeal of converts. Their unavoidable conclusion of this research is that these "rips in the fabric of spacetime" are not only
Stardust : supernovae and life-- the cosmic connection by John Gribbin ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,052 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
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Alternative Names
Gribbin, Dž.
Gribbin, J.
Gribbin, John
Gribbin, John, 1946-
Gribbin, John i Mary.
Gribbin, John R.
Gribbin, John R., 1946-
Ko-lieh-pin, Yüeh-han, 1946-
جريبين، جون، 1946-
جريبيين، جون، 1946-
جون جريبن، 1946-
غريبين، جون، 1946-
グリビン, J
グリビン, ジョン
English (325)
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