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

by John Gribbin


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

ISBN: 0753807696

ISBN13: 978-0753807699

Author: John Gribbin

Category: Science

Subcategory: History & Philosophy

Language: English

Publisher: Orion Pub Co (April 1999)

Pages: 280 pages

ePUB book: 1116 kb

FB2 book: 1317 kb

Rating: 4.2

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John Gribbin has a P. The book mostly talks about chemistry though and is not really a true guide to science as a whole. One person found this helpful.

John Gribbin has a P. in astrophysics from Cambridge, and is now Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex and consultant to New Scientist. He also writes science fiction.

Start by marking Almost Everyone's Guide to Science: The Universe . Maybe, that's why the book is called, "Almost Everyone's Guide to Science". John R. Gribbin is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex.

Start by marking Almost Everyone's Guide to Science: The Universe, Life and Everything as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. ) Having said, it's a really good attempt; because I wouldn't be able to dream up of a way to explain quantum physics, The book brought back some memories of my high school science classes. There were some fundamental things I had forgotten in physics and chemistry and this book reminded me of those.

John Gribbin is one of the few science writers who is equally comfortable writing about biology as he is about physics, and this beginner's guide will take the reader through the basics and the fundamental issues of the crucial areas of modern science, from the birth of the universe through t. .

John Gribbin is one of the few science writers who is equally comfortable writing about biology as he is about physics, and this beginner's guide will take the reader through the basics and the fundamental issues of the crucial areas of modern science, from the birth of the universe through to the evolution of our own species, the nature of human behaviour. and the workings of our minds.

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 Tam incelemeyi okuyun. ALMOST EVERYONE'S GUIDE TO SCIENCE: The Universe, Life, and Everything. Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi - 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. Tam incelemeyi okuyun

Almost Everyone's Guide to Science : The Universe, Life and Everything. Gribbins' book is none of these. I found the book quite readable. The most complex scientific concepts are described in sufficient detail to tell the story, yet with clarity.

Almost Everyone's Guide to Science : The Universe, Life and Everything. He avoids math, chemical formulae, and jargon.

Details for this torrent Selected by Library Journal as one of the best Sci-Tech books of 1999.

Details for this torrent. Almost Everyone's Guide To Science: The Universe, Life and Every. Type: Audio Audio books. 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. Selected by Library Journal as one of the best Sci-Tech books of 1999. See a tiny collection of my torrents.

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The Universe, Life, and Everything. by John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin.

As useful as the atomic hypothesis was, it wasn-t until Einstein that it was widely accepted as a factual description of reality. The Universe, Life, and Everything.

John Gribbin; Mary Gribbin. Gribbon speaks to those who are interested in science but are scared off by the technical detail, in a broad picture of scientific achievement at the end of the 20th century

John Gribbin; Mary Gribbin. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Almost Everyone's Guide to Science : The Universe, Life and Everything. John Gribbin; Mary Gribbin. Gribbon speaks to those who are interested in science but are scared off by the technical detail, in a broad picture of scientific achievement at the end of the 20th century. Almost Everyone's Guide to Science.

John Gribbin is one of the few science writers who is equally comfortable writing about biology as about physics, and this beginner's guide . workings of our minds devamı.

John Gribbin is one of the few science writers who is equally comfortable writing about biology as about physics, and this beginner's guide will take the reader through the basics and the fundamental issues of the crucial areas of modern science, from the birth of the universe through to the evolution of our own species, the nature of human behaviour and the.

John Gribbin is one of the few science writers who is equally comfortable writing about biology as about physics, and this beginner's guide will take the reader through the basics and the fundamental issues of the crucial areas of modern science, from the birth of the universe through to the evolution of our own species, the nature of human behaviour and the workings of our minds. Crucially, the book will not only provide an overview of the central areas in a single volume, but also explain how the areas link up, what evolutionary theory has to say bout how we think, how sub-atomic particles came into being in the big bang, and atoms in stars.
Gribbin is a reliable and enjoyable guide to science, so I was particularly eager to read his book that purports to sum up everything about science (and hence the world?). This book pretty much does what it sets out to do, which is to show, in layperson's terms, how all of science is related by both its content and its method. I don't give it a higher rating because, as gripping as some of the material and/or the telling is, the overall experience of reading the book felt to me like a bit of a chore. There is no reason why one should expect a book that sets out to do what this one does to be totally scintillating throughout; nevertheless, sometimes the teller of an immense story does display that kind of magic, and I don't feel Gribbin was inspired to do so in this book. Nevertheless, if you want a brief introduction to Everything, I can certainly recommend this book.

What actually prompted me to write a review at all, however, was one curious and amazing fact: The year this book was first published -- 1998 -- a discovery was made in astronomy that led to the realization that three quarters of the universe consists of something completely mysterious to us, so-called dark energy. So I am delighted that a book which really did seem to be encompassing Everything (including what today we call dark matter) was so utterly up-ended as soon as it became available.

I don't think Gribbin would feel his essential messages were refuted thereby, however. Probably it is the same scientific method and even the same overall scheme and unity of the universe that will prevail. But, then again, who knows? We do live in interesting times.
Great Book thats easy to follow and serves as a very informative learning tool for all ages. I recommend it.
This is a best-seller by an eminent scientist who doesn't believe the world is goverened by magic or the supernatural.He presents scientific evidence that everything is coherent and fits together. Gribbin starts with the smallest particle and goes to the birth of the universe including the origin of our species. This is an ambitious, never-tried-before book. It is breathtaking in scope.Don't bother to read it if you don't have a healthy curiosity or the patience to put up with complicated scientific concepts. And don't worry about not understanding all of it; what you do understand will stagger you.
Interesting ideas: People are the most complex systems in the known universe. No two are exactly alike. Studies confirm tha tNinety-eight per cent of the DNA in human beings, gorillas and chimpanzees is the same...the differences tha tmake us uniquely human amount to a little over one per cent. We are one per cent human and roughly 99 per cent ape.
If our planet were the size of a basketball, the thickness of the breathable atmosphere would be no more than one quarter of a millimeter, a barely noticeable 6-mile-high smear over the surface of the ball. The Earth is a ball of rock covered by a thin smear of atmosphere and ocean.
In about ten billion years the Sun will cool into a solid lump. About 440 billion years ago there was a massive extinction of life on earth. Stray pieces of cosmic debris still collide with planets and one impact contributed to the death of dinosaurs about 65 million years ago.
Fine-particle scientists predict the existence of different kinds of particles from anything we have seen yet. They have not been detected, but have been given names such as photonios. This class of objects is referred to as Weakly Interacting Massive Particles or WIMPs because they have mass, but don't interact very strongly with everyday matter.Astronometers and Particle Scientists would like to detect these mysterious particles directly and this may happen within the next few years. Models suggest we are swimming in a sea of WIMPs, possibly a plausible explanation of the so-called spirit world.
This work is a monumental job of setting down that which, in scientific circles, is called the "Theory of Everything" (TOE) for all to understand. Gribbin has summed up the last 400 years of scientific thinking on where we came from, and where we are going, if that is of interest to you.
Jim Grubb [email protected]
John Gribbin quotes Einstein at one point, saying "the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehnsibility . . . the fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle."

Too few of us take the time to look at the world and the universe around us and simply gasp in amazement. It all works. Not only are you an amazing work but so is everything else.

John Gribbin sets out to explain everything: atoms, molecules, living things, rocks, dirt, stars and more. And he does a pretty good job of it.

As he states in his introduction, he takes you from the world of the very, very small to and then into the Universe. Along the way he covers life in general, DNA, evolution, stars, planets and lots more.

For the dedicated reader, Gribbin makes science accessible and comprehensible. On occasion, you may have to reread a paragraph or even an entire section, but Gribbin never goes beyond a layperson's capability even when explaining the most complex subjects.

Jerry
Gribbin's works are thoughtful and inspiring. Drawing on a wealth of scientific expertise, he brings life to the smallest atoms and the biggest galaxies, while reminding us of how gifted we are to be humans living in the middle. A wonderful book full of anecdotes, surprises, and inspirations to last your entire life.