Almost Everyone's Guide to Science: The Universe, Life and Everything

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Yale University Press, 1998 - Science - 232 pages
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For anyone interested in the remarkable achievements and discoveries of modern science -- but intimidated by confusing technical detail -- this book offers the perfect solution. Award-winning author John Gribbin stands back from the details and offers a broad picture of science, from the structure of particles within the atom to the birth of the universe. With eloquent clarity, Gribbin explains the simple rules that govern the physical world.

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User Review  - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing

Science isn't for everyone, but if you have even the faintest trace of curiosity about the world around you, Almost Everyone's Guide to Science will be a delight. Author John Gribbin, a cosmologist by ... Read full review

ALMOST EVERYONE'S GUIDE TO SCIENCE: The Universe, Life, and Everything

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Gribbin, assisted by his occasional co-author Mary, tops himself with this one-volume summary of the current state of scientific knowledge. Author of numerous science books for the layperson (The ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

John R. Gribbin (born 19 March 1946) is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. The topical range of his prolific writings include quantum physics, human evolution, climate change, global warming, the origins of the universe, and biographies of famous scientists. He also writes science fiction. In 1984, Gribbin published In Search of Schrödinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality, the book that he is best known for, which continues to sell well even after years of publication. At the 2009 World Conference of Science Journalists, the Association of British Science Writers presented Gribbin with their Lifetime Achievement award.

Mary Gribbin is a science writer.

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