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John R. Gribbin (born 19 March 1946) is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. The topical range of his prolific writings include quantum physics, human evolution, climate change, global warming, the origins of the universe, and biographies of famous scientists. He also writes science fiction. In 1984, Gribbin published In Search of Schrödinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality, the book that he is best known for, which continues to sell well even after years of publication. At the 2009 World Conference of Science Journalists, the Association of British Science Writers presented Gribbin with their Lifetime Achievement award. (Bowker Author Biography) John Gribbin, visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. He is married to Mary Grivvin, also a science writer. (Publisher Provided) — biography from In Search Of Schrodinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality… (more)
Science: A History 697 copies, 8 reviews
In Search of the Big Bang 285 copies, 2 reviews
Time & Space (Eyewitness Books) 226 copies, 2 reviews
Stardust 211 copies, 2 reviews
The Universe: A Biography 172 copies, 5 reviews
In Search of the Edge of Time 170 copies, 2 reviews
In Search of the Multiverse 162 copies, 7 reviews
Companion to the Cosmos 127 copies, 2 reviews
Flower Hunters 125 copies, 3 reviews
Darwin: A Life in Science 123 copies, 3 reviews
Ice Age 118 copies, 2 reviews
Time-Warps 115 copies, 4 reviews
The Case of the Missing Neutrinos 106 copies, 2 reviews
A Brief History of Science (Editor) 96 copies, 2 reviews
The Sixth Winter 78 copies, 3 reviews
Double Planet 59 copies
Spacewarps 54 copies
The Cartoon History of Time (Author) 52 copies
The Mating Game 50 copies, 1 review
Brother Esau (Author) 26 copies
Innervisions 25 copies
Reunion 19 copies
Climatic Change 18 copies
Faraday in 90 Minutes 16 copies, 1 review
Einstein in 90 Minutes 14 copies, 1 review
Our Changing Universe 13 copies, 1 review
Ragnarok (Author) 13 copies
Seven Pillars of Science 12 copies, 1 review
The Alice Encounter 11 copies, 1 review
THE FUTURE NOW 10 copies
Timeswitch 7 copies
Don't Look Back 3 copies, 1 review
Dalla scimmia all'universo 2 copies, 1 review
Kosmologia 1 copy
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John Gribbin graduated with his bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Sussex in 1966. Gribbin then earned his master of science (M.Sc.) degree in astronomy in 1967, also from the Univ. of Sussex, and he earned his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge (1971). As a science writer, he has worked for the science journal Nature, and the magazine New Scientist and has written for The Times, The Guardian and the Independent as well as their Sunday counterparts and BBC radio.He is best known for his book In Search of Schrödinger's Cat (1984).
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