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Gribbin, John R.

Overview
Works: 21 works in 86 publications in 4 languages and 1,048 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Dictionaries  Trivia and miscellanea  Biographies  Juvenile works  History  Encyclopedias  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC793.2, 539.703
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John R Gribbin
In the beginning : the birth of the living universe by John R Gribbin( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om udforskningen af verdens opståen, og om dens arbejdsmetoder og resultater, idet satelitterne i dag kan kaste nyt lys over den store gåde
The search for superstrings, symmetry, and the theory of everything by John Gribbin( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the superstrings theory, following the major breakthroughs of the 1990s that offer critical insight into how subatomic particles work, and thus all the forces of nature. By the author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat. Since Einstein's time, a theory of everything, one coherent mathematical model that would encompass all the forces and particles of nature, has become the Holy Grail of physics, and its pursuit has resulted in some of the most extraordinary ideas in the history of science. This invaluable primer at last enables all of us to understand these ideas. John Gribbin provides a brief, succinct, accessible overview of the hundred year saga of particle physics, explaining everything from the basics, how subatomic particles work, to the cutting edge research that has produced dazzling new models of the universe, among them the radical theories of superstrings, the hypothesis that particles are loops of vibrating string and super symmetry
In search of the big bang : quantum physics and cosmology by John Gribbin( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 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
From atoms to infinity : 88 great ideas in science by Mary Gribbin( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reason why : the miracle of life on earth by John Gribbin( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 reasons why Earth is special. For the first time, he makes the link between the whole series of cosmic events that have affected the Earth and given rise to our intelligent civilization - a civilization, Gribbin argues, that is unique within our Milky Way Galaxy. Even if other Earths are common, and life itself may be common, the kind of intelligent, technological civilization that has emerged on Earth occurs only here. If humankind can survive the present environmental crises, the whole of the galaxy may become our home. And if not, our demise may be an event of literally universal significance"--Publisher's description
The mating game : in search of the meaning of sex by John R Gribbin( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do women bother to have sons? Imagine a mutant female, one who, like many other organisms, can do without males and still have young. Her offspring will all be females who, like their mother, can reproduce without the help of males. The result: twice as many descendants and a growing pool of asexual women. But that is not what we see. So what are the evolutionary advantages of sexual reproduction?" "Acclaimed science writers John Gribbin and Jeremy Cherfas explain why we reproduce in the way that we do. Looking at everything from single-cell organisms to computer-dating agencies, they reveal how human sexual behaviour - like our attitudes to incest, promiscuity and homosexuality - is deeply rooted in our evolutionary past. Modern technology could soon make men redundant - if it wasn't for one tiny snag. It looks as if we're stuck with sex - and for the most surprising reasons. This book explores its many astonishing oddities."--Jacket
Fire on Earth : doomsday, dinosaurs, and humankind by John Gribbin( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors argue that every so often comets and asteroids collide with Earth and change the course of natural history
Alone in the universe : why our planet is unique by John Gribbin( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The acclaimed author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat searches for life on other planetsAre we alone in the universe? Surely amidst the immensity of the cosmos there must be other intelligent life out there. Don't be so sure, says John Gribbin, one of today's best popular science writers. In this fascinating and intriguing new book, Gribbin argues that the very existence of intelligent life anywhere in the cosmos is, from an astrophysicist's point of view, a miracle. So why is there life on Earth and (seemingly) nowhere else? What happened to make this planet special? Taking us back some 600 million years, Gribbin lets you experience the series of unique cosmic events that were responsible for our unique form of life within the Milky Way Galaxy. Written by one of our foremost popular science writers, author of the bestselling In Search of Schrödinger's Cat offers a bold answer to the eternal question, "Are we alone in the universe?" Explores how the impact of a "supercomet" with Venus 600 million years ago created our moon, and along with it, the perfect conditions for life on Earth from one of our most talented science writers, this book is a daring, fascinating exploration into the dawning of the universe, cosmic collisions and their consequences, and the uniqueness of life on Earth"--
The monkey puzzle : reshaping the evolutionary tree by John Gribbin( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Britannica guide to the 100 most influential scientists by John Gribbin( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IMPACT OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ON SOCIETY. A riveting exploration into the ideas that shook the world and an in-depth analysis of the men and women who exposed them. Each entry will be up-to-date, comprehensive and entertaining, covering every aspect of scientific discovery from the ancient world to todays most modern laboratories. Who are the most important men and women whose notions and theories have changed the world? This comprehensive and entertaining guide celebrates 100 of the most influential scientists - men and women whose lives and work have altered how we look at the world, the universe and ourselves. Their history is the history of science, a story of great discoveries, flashes of intuition, hard work and ardous calculation and experiment in the laboratory
Le ciel déchiré : pouvons-nous sauver la couche d'ozone? by John R Gribbin( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fire on Earth : [doomsday, dinosaurs, and humankind] by John R Gribbin( Recording )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British science writers provide an overview on how interstellar collisions and meteoroidal impacts have shaped life on earth, beginning with the dinosaurs. They discuss different technologies that could be used in the future to prevent a calamitous collision between the Earth and an asteroid. 1996
De átomo al infinito : el universo a todas las escalas by Mary Gribbin( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing the stars by John R Gribbin( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our changing climate by John Gribbin( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our changing universe : the new astronomy by John R Gribbin( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qing guan nian ke xue tu ben by Mary Gribbin( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientists : a history of science told through the lives of its greatest inventors by John R 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
Alone in the Universe : Supercomets and the Emergence of Intelligent Life on Earth by John R Gribbin( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The search for superstrings, symmetry, and the theory of everything
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The search for superstrings, symmetry, and the theory of everythingQ is for quantum : an encyclopedia of particle physicsFrom atoms to infinity : 88 great ideas in scienceThe mating game : in search of the meaning of sexFire on Earth : doomsday, dinosaurs, and humankindThe Britannica guide to the 100 most influential scientistsDe átomo al infinito : el universo a todas las escalasSeeing the stars
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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