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John Gribbin

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John Gribbin, Ph.D., trained as an astrophysicist at the University of Cambridge before becoming a full-time science writer. His books include the highly acclaimed In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, The First Chimpanzee, In Search of the Big Bang, In the Beginning, In Search of the Edge of Time, In Search of the Double Helix, The Stuff of the Universe (with Martin Rees), Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science, and Einstein: A Life in Science (with Michael White). He lives in East Sussex with his wife and two sons.

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Deep Simplicity
Bringing Order to Chaos and Complexity
Written by John Gribbin


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 5, 2005
Price: $26.00

Over the past two decades, no field of scientific inquiry has had a more striking impact across a wide array of disciplines–from biology to physics, computing to meteorology–than that known as chaos and complexity, the study of complex systems. Now astrophysicist John Gribbin draws on his expertise to explore, in prose... Read more >

In Search of Schrodinger's Cat
Quantam Physics And Reality
Written by John Gribbin


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $13.99

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In Search of Schrodinger's Cat
Quantam Physics And Reality
Written by John Gribbin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 1, 1984
Price: $18.00

John Gribbin tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth far stranger than any fiction. He takes us step-by-step into an even more bizarre and fascinating place - requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom... Read more >
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The Omega Point
The Search for the Missing Mass and the Ultimate Fate of the Universe
Written by John Gribbin


Format: Trade Paperback, 260 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: July 1, 1988
Price: $19.00

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The Scientists
A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors
Written by John Gribbin
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $17.95

In this new and landmark history of modern science, author and trained astrophysicist John Gribbin recounts the development of science over the past five-hundred years—as seen specifically through the lives and achievements of individual scientists.

John Gribbin has written extensively before on scientific subjects such as the theory of everything, the existence... Read more >

The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

Written by Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $6.99

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The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

Written by Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin


Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $6.99

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