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

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ISBN13:

9780300084603

ISBN10:
0300084609
Format:
Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
8/11/2000
Publisher(s):
Yale University Press

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

John Gribbin is now Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex.

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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