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Companion To The Cosmos (Phoenix Giants) Paperback – 10 Mar 1997


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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; New edition edition (10 Mar. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 185799891X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857998917
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 4.1 x 12 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,731 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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* The first really authoritative and readable reference book on the subject * John Gribbin is one of our most brilliant science popularisers and a frequent broadcaster

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“In a masterly Introduction Gribbin gives a clear account of how it all began…If you want to know, you will find it here” Lewis Wolpert, The Times

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 May 2001
Format: Paperback
This is another of John Gribbins great books. It documents all the major cosmological discoveries in an A-Z format, including biographies of important scientists in the field. I find it really helpful when I just want to look up something quickly. It also comes with a timeline of important dats at the end of the book.
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It's all here 5 Nov. 1997
By pweldon@hotmail.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
this one slipped under my radar. i didn't see it anywhere. but it's all here, everything you need and written in that agreeable style that a bestseller like john gribbin is known for. forgive the cover. if you have any interest in space, you need a copy of this on your shelf.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Opens the Heavens 8 Aug. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have recently purchased this book and was dissapointed at first due to it being more of a hypertext based reference, how mistaken I was, the explanations of the terminology are well written and very informative even to a lay man like me. I now have an incredible interest in other related topics thanks to this book and now intend to persue those with vigour. A great book for anybody, you do not need to be a science boffin to comprehend this masterpiece.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A very useful tool 7 Feb. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
THis is an excellent dictionary - if you wan to put things like that - of Astrophysics and Physics as well. I found this book really helpful and quite interesting because it give us a good historical account as well a good introduction/revision to some fine subjects related to these areas.
a real Companion to the cosmos 9 Feb. 2011
By json2040 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I first read this book in 1999, and have always wanted to own one. this was probably my first 'serious' foray into proper cosmology after reading several random articles in newspapers and magazines. Ofcourse its not a 'book' book in the likes of Brief History or The First Three Minutes, but rather a handbook of cosmology, and an excellent one at that! (AND comprehensive)

John Gribbin is known for his clarity and lucidity of his pop-sci writing; this is another proof.

Buy it!
An excellent reference! 21 Feb. 2014
By Toshokan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A must have for those interested in physics, astronomy, astrobiology and related sciences. A reference for general study and reading.
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