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John Gribbin is the author of bestselling books including In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, Stardust, Science: A History and Deep Simplicity. He is famous to his many fans for making complex ideas simple, and says that his aim in his writing is to share his sense of wonder at the strangeness of the universe. He trained as an astrophysicist at Cambridge University and is currently Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex.
Certainly a book that one cannot put down,and in fact will re-read a few times - good value. Superb read and trustworthy of facts. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mike Brooks
What a truly brilliant book, beautifully written and fascinating (OK to those "one star" reviews, it isn't written in iambic pentameter and for me its all the better for... Read morePublished on 3 Oct. 2011 by Julian
Some tables, diagrams and the odd formula would have improved this book immeasurably. Even Newton's law of gravity was written as continuous prose.Published on 13 April 2009 by Mrs. P. J. Nicholas
Gribbin updates his previous similar books ( In the Begining & The Case of the missing neutrinos ) with quite a diverse book. Read morePublished on 5 May 2008 by J. Taylor
John Gribbin's deserved reputation is well endorsed by this book. His ability to make the arcane or obscure clear and understandable is brought to bear on some of the most... Read morePublished on 2 Mar. 2008 by Stephen A. Haines
I didn't get on with this book because it is written in what can be described as blank verse - that is no style or literary panache. Read morePublished on 2 April 2007 by Keithp
I have never read a book before which explains so clearly how all the different parts of science hang together. Read morePublished on 3 Mar. 2007 by Helen of Troy
Wow! Somebody got out of bed the wrong side. I was so surprised by the description of this book as plodding that I got it down off the shelf and took another look. Read morePublished on 26 Feb. 2007 by Charlie T.