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

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ISBN13:

9780300081015

ISBN10:
0300081014
Format:
Trade Book
Pub. Date:
9/10/1999
Publisher(s):
Yale University Press

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

John Gribbin, a well-known cosmologist and visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex, is the author of many best-selling books of science and science fiction.

Table of Contents

Scientific notation viii
Introduction: If it disagrees with experiment it is wrong 1(8)
Atoms and elements
9(18)
Inside the atom
27(21)
Particles and fields
48(18)
Chemistry
66(19)
Molecules of life
85(19)
Evolution
104(18)
Our changing planet
122(22)
Winds of change
144(18)
The Sun and its family
162(21)
The lives of the stars
183(18)
The large and the small
201(20)
Further Reading 221(1)
Index 222


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