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Gribbin, Benjamin

Works: 3 works in 19 publications in 2 languages and 79 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Popular works  Chronologies  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
Classifications: QC793.2, 539.703
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Gribbin
Q is for quantum : an encyclopedia of particle physics by John Gribbin( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This quick overview of a hundred years of scientific investigation of the microworld is intended to put the detail of the main section of this book in an historical perspective. All the technical terms are fully explained in the alphabetical section
Diccionario del cosmos by John Gribbin( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion to the cosmos by John Gribbin( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the twentieth century, scientists understand better than ever before the scope of the Universe and its origins; the variety of objects it contains, from quasars and pulsars to galaxies; and the inner workings of our own Sun. But such has been the pace of progress, especially in the past couple of decades, that the story has been fragmented, with no single, user-friendly guide to present the broad sweep as well as the detailed discoveries. Companion to the Cosmos tells the whole story of the Universe and the people who made the discoveries. The Companion begins with an extended introduction in which Gribbin sets out the present state of knowledge and explains the key discoveries of twentieth century cosmology: the Universe is evolving and growing. The main section of the book, an A-Z encyclopedia, is a mixture of lengthy feature articles on major subjects (for example, black holes, gravity, our Galaxy, life in the Universe, supernovae), shorter entries, and biographies of the scientists. In the final section, "Timelines," cosmological discoveries are set out alongside key dates in general history and the history of science, from the time of the ancient astronomers of Greece up to the present day
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.51 (from 0.35 for Companion ... to 0.87 for Diccionari ...)

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Q is for quantum : an encyclopedia of particle physics
Companion to the cosmos