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Product Description: Buddy Holly was killed at 22 when the plane he was traveling in crashed on February 3, 1959. Although this was less than two years after Holly's first hit record, Don McLean described this as 'the day the music died.' But Sonny Curtis, Holly's friend and musical colleague, told us that the music didn't die, because 'Buddy Holly lives every time you play rock 'n' roll...read more

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9781848313835 | Icon Books, September 13, 2016, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Buddy Holly was killed at 22 when the plane he was traveling in crashed on February 3, 1959.

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Product Description: One of the world's most celebrated science writers reveals the origins of Einstein's General Theory―and provides a greater understanding of who Einstein was at the time of this pivotal achievement.In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his masterwork to the Prussian Academy of Sciences―a theory of gravity, matter, space and time: the General Theory of Relativity...read more

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9781681772127 | Pegasus Books, September 6, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: One of the world's most celebrated science writers reveals the origins of Einstein's General Theory―and provides a greater understanding of who Einstein was at the time of this pivotal achievement.

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Product Description: A celebrated astronomer makes a powerful case for the harmony between two of physics’ most important and seemingly contradictory theories The twentieth century gave us two great theories of physics. The general theory of relativity describes the behavior of very large things, and quantum theory the behavior of very small things...read more

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9780300218275 | Yale Univ Pr, March 8, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A celebrated astronomer makes a powerful case for the harmony between two of physics’ most important and seemingly contradictory theories The twentieth century gave us two great theories of physics.

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Product Description: An updated edition of the definitive biography on Stephen Hawking that marries biography and science to tell the story of one of the most remarkable men in historyStephen Hawking is no ordinary scientist. He has broadened our basic understanding of the universe and his theoretical work on black holes and the origins of the cosmos have been groundbreaking, if not downright revolutionary...read more

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9780525934479 | E P Dutton, June 1, 1992, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: A biography of one of the world's most brilliant scientists discusses Hawking's childhood, his twenty-five year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease, and his revolutionary theories on the origin of the universe

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9781605989402 | Pegasus Books, January 4, 2016, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: An updated edition of the definitive biography on Stephen Hawking that marries biography and science to tell the story of one of the most remarkable men in historyStephen Hawking is no ordinary scientist.
9780309084109 | New upd su edition (Joseph Henry Pr, September 1, 2002), cover price $17.95
9780452269880 | Reprint edition (Plume, June 1, 1993), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: A biography of one of the world's most brilliant scientists discusses Hawking's childhood, his twenty-five year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease, and his revolutionary theories on the origin of the universe

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Product Description: A comprehensive encyclopedia of quantum physics. Here in one volume, the award-winning science writer and physicist John Gribbin has provided everything you need to know about the quantum world —the place where most of the greatest scientific advances of the last hundred years have been made...read more

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9781511974455 | Createspace Independent Pub, May 1, 2015, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: A comprehensive encyclopedia of quantum physics.

A mind-blowing glimpse into the near future, where quantum computing will have world-transforming effects.The quantum computer is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Pioneering physicists are on the brink of unlocking a new quantum universe which provides a better representation of reality than our everyday experiences and common sense ever could. The birth of quantum computers - which, like Schrödinger's famous "dead and alive" cat, rely on entities like electrons, photons, or atoms existing in two states at the same time - is set to turn the computing world on its head.In his fascinating study of this cutting-edge technology, John Gribbin updates his previous views on the nature of quantum reality, arguing for a universe of many parallel worlds where "everything is real." Looking back to Alan Turing's work on the Enigma machine and the first electronic computer, Gribbin explains how quantum theory developed to make quantum computers work in practice as well as in principle. He takes us beyond the arena of theoretical physics to explore their practical applications - from machines which learn through "intuition" and trial and error to unhackable laptops and smartphones. And he investigates the potential for this extraordinary science to create a world where communication occurs faster than light and teleportation is possible.This is an exciting insider's look at the new frontier of computer science and its revolutionary implications.

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9780593074886 | Gardners Books, July 3, 2014, cover price $16.10
9781616149215 | Prometheus Books, March 4, 2014, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: A mind-blowing glimpse into the near future, where quantum computing will have world-transforming effects.

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9780593071151 | Gardners Books, June 20, 2013, cover price $25.35 | About this edition: Pioneering study of the science behind quantum computing and what the new quantum reality will mean for mankind.

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Product Description: Studying the man considered to be the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Albert Einstein, this biography of Stephen Hawking brings readers closer to one of the greatest living scientific geniuses. While obviously a brilliant scientific mind, Hawking has also succeeded in revealing some of the most complex topics to ordinary minds through his books and is a vocal campaigner for social and political issues, including the rights of disabled people...read more
By Gail Dixon, John Gribbin (introduced by) and Paul Parsons

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9788498016468 | Blume, December 1, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Studying the man considered to be the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Albert Einstein, this biography of Stephen Hawking brings readers closer to one of the greatest living scientific geniuses.

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Product Description: What is time? How did it begin, and where will it end? Is time travel possible? How does the universe expand, and where do black holes come from? Junior Chicken and Alexis, the Quantum Cat, examine these and other extraordinary concepts, explaining the substance of Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time in terms that "even a chicken can understand...read more

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9780486490977 | Dover Pubns, June 19, 2013, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: What is time?

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9781118148297 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, October 16, 2012, cover price $14.95

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9780470926567 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, August 11, 2010, cover price $24.95
9780470926574 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, July 30, 2010, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: A lively, fascinating biography of the father of quantum mechanics by the bestselling author of the science classic, In Search of Schrödinger's CatErwin Schrödinger, best known for his famous “Schrödinger's Cat” paradox, is one of the most famous physicists of the early twentieth century and a member of a new generation of quantum physicists, including Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, and Niels Bohr...read more

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9781118299265 | Turner Pub Co, April 1, 2013, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A lively, fascinating biography of the father of quantum mechanics by the bestselling author of the science classic, In Search of Schrödinger's CatErwin Schrödinger, best known for his famous “Schrödinger's Cat” paradox, is one of the most famous physicists of the early twentieth century and a member of a new generation of quantum physicists, including Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, and Niels Bohr.

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9780593068656 | Gardners Books, March 29, 2012, cover price $24.85 | About this edition: A fascinating and colourful biography of the father of quantum mechanics, by the bestselling author of the science classic, In Search of Schrdingers Cat.

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Product Description: During the middle and late 1960s, concern about the way the world might be going began to move out of the arena of academic debate amongst specialists, and became a topic of almost everyday interest to millions of people. Concern about mankind's disruption of the natural balance of 'the environment' brought the term 'ecology' into widespread use, though not always with the meaning to be found in the dictionary, and fears that world population might be growing so rapidly that very soon we would run out of food, resulting in mass starvation and a disastrous collapse of civilisation, helped to make books such as The Limits to Growth best sellers in the early 1970s...read more

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9781468440096 | Reprint edition (Springer Verlag, March 19, 2012), cover price $99.00 | About this edition: During the middle and late 1960s, concern about the way the world might be going began to move out of the arena of academic debate amongst specialists, and became a topic of almost everyday interest to millions of people.

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Product Description: The acclaimed author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat searches for life on other planetsAre we alone in the universe? Surely amidst the immensity of the cosmos there must be other intelligent life out there. Don't be so sure, says John Gribbin, one of today's best popular science writers...read more

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9781118147979 | Turner Pub Co, December 20, 2011, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: The acclaimed author of In Search of Schrödinger's Cat searches for life on other planetsAre we alone in the universe?

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Product Description: What do Newton's falling apple and the moon's orbit have in common? How does relativity theory apply to everyday life, what's a quantum leap, and why is Schrödinger's cat inside that box? The answers lie within your grasp! John Gribbin, a physicist and author of bestselling popular-science books, offers down-to-earth discussions of technical topics...read more

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9780486485027 | Unabridged edition (Dover Pubns, November 17, 2011), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: What do Newton's falling apple and the moon's orbit have in common?

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Product Description: Critical acclaim for John Gribbin""The master of popular science.""—Sunday Times (London)""Gribbin explains things very well indeed, and there's not an equation in sight.""—David Goodstein, The New York Times Book Review (on Almost Everyone's Guide to Science)""Gribbin breathes life into the core ideas of complexity science, and argues convincingly that the basic laws, even in biology, will ultimately turn out to be simple...read more

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9780470613528, titled "In Search of the Multiverse: Parallel Worlds, Hidden Dimensions, and the Ultimate Quest for the Frontiers of Reality" | Reprint edition (Turner Pub Co, August 30, 2010), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Critical acclaim for John Gribbin""The master of popular science.

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9781906367268 | Gardners Books, June 1, 2010, cover price $7.90

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Product Description: A concise but knowledgeable introduction to some of the most important scientific theories, this book discusses topics including chaos theory, natural selection, Schrödinger's cat, and relativity in no more than two pages, 300 words, and a single illustration...read more
By Jim Al-Khalili (collaborator), Susan Blackmore (collaborator), Michael Brooks (collaborator), John Gribbin (collaborator) and Christian Jarrett (collaborator)

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9788498014419 | Blume, March 1, 2010, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A concise but knowledgeable introduction to some of the most important scientific theories, this book discusses topics including chaos theory, natural selection, Schrödinger's cat, and relativity in no more than two pages, 300 words, and a single illustration.

Examines the 'superstrings' theory, following the major breakthroughs of the 1990s that offer critical insight into how subatomic particles work

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9780316329750 | Little Brown & Co, January 1, 1999, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Examines the 'superstrings' theory, following the major breakthroughs of the 1990s that offer critical insight into how subatomic particles work

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9780316326148 | Back Bay Books, August 1, 2000, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: Examines the particle world from the discovery of the electron to the search for a supersymmetry theory to explain all forces and particles of nature in one mathematical package.

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9780316092920 | Back Bay Books, November 29, 2009, cover price $9.99

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Product Description: The flower hunters were intrepid explorers - remarkable, eccentric men and women who scoured the world in search of extraordinary plants from the middle of the seventeenth to the end of the nineteenth century, and helped establish the new science of botany...read more

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9780199561827 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, May 25, 2009), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The flower hunters were intrepid explorers - remarkable, eccentric men and women who scoured the world in search of extraordinary plants from the middle of the seventeenth to the end of the nineteenth century, and helped establish the new science of botany.

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Product Description: When Isaac Newton claimed that he only saw further because he stood on the shoulders of giants, he alluded to the long list of geniuses who came before him. The history of science is the story of great discoveries, flashes of intuition that changed the way people saw the world, hard work, and arduous calculation in the laboratory...read more
By John Gribbin (introduced by)

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9780762434213 | Running Pr Book Pub, November 3, 2008, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: When Isaac Newton claimed that he only saw further because he stood on the shoulders of giants, he alluded to the long list of geniuses who came before him.

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Product Description: In this fascinating Very Short Introduction, popular science writer John Gribben tells the story of our growing understanding of galaxies, from the days before Galileo to our present-day observations of our many hundreds of millions of galactic neighbors...read more

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9780199234349, titled "Galaxies, A Very Short Introduction" | Oxford Univ Pr, June 2, 2008, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: In this fascinating Very Short Introduction, popular science writer John Gribben tells the story of our growing understanding of galaxies, from the days before Galileo to our present-day observations of our many hundreds of millions of galactic neighbors.

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Product Description: How did the universe begin? Where do galaxies come from? How do stars and planets form? Where do the material particles we are made of come from? How did life begin? Today we have only provisional answers to such questions. But scientific progress will improve these answers dramatically over the next ten years, predicts John Gribbin in this riveting book...read more

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9780300119985 | 1 edition (Yale Univ Pr, November 23, 2006), cover price $29.00 | About this edition: How did the universe begin?

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9780300125962 | Yale Univ Pr, December 28, 2007, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: How did the universe begin?

Argues that recent developments in quantum physics, astronomy, and chaos theory have forced a reconsideration of the concepts of space, time, and matter. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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9780743290913 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, October 23, 2007), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Argues that recent developments in quantum physics, astronomy, and chaos theory have forced a reconsideration of the concepts of space, time, and matter.

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Product Description: Rare book: Price in USD

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9788420604978 | Alianza Editorial Sa, June 30, 2007, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Rare book: Price in USD

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