Planet Earth: A Beginner's Guide

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In this incredible expedition into the origins, workings, and evolution of our home planet, John Gribbin, bestselling author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, The Scientists, and In Search of the Multiverse, does what he does best: taking four and a half billion years of mind-boggling science and digging out the best bits. From the physics of Newton and the geology of Wegener, to the environmentalism of Lovelock, this is a must read for Earth’s scientists and residents alike. Trained as an astrophysicist at ...
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Overview


In this incredible expedition into the origins, workings, and evolution of our home planet, John Gribbin, bestselling author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat, The Scientists, and In Search of the Multiverse, does what he does best: taking four and a half billion years of mind-boggling science and digging out the best bits. From the physics of Newton and the geology of Wegener, to the environmentalism of Lovelock, this is a must read for Earth’s scientists and residents alike. Trained as an astrophysicist at Cambridge University, John Gribbin is currently Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex, England.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851688289
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 2/16/2012
  • Series: Beginners Guide (Oneworld) Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 1,442,230
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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John Gribbin is the bestselling author of In Search of Schrödinger’s Cat, The Scientists, Deep Simplicity, and In Search of the Multiverse. He trained as an astrophysicist at the University of Cambridge and is currently Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex, England.

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