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The Universe: A Biography

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By: John Gribbin

Penguin Books

Paperback | Jan 2008 | #170515 | ISBN-13: 9780141021478
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Hardback | Jan 2007 | #162736 | ISBN-13: 9780713998573
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&i;The Universe: A Biography&o; makes cosmology accessible to everyone. John Gribbin navigates the latest frontiers of scientific discovery to tell us what we really know about the history of the universe. Along the way, he describes how the universe began; what the early universe looked like; how its structure developed; and what emerged to hold it all together. He describes where the elements came from; how stars and galaxies formed; and the story of how life emerged. He even looks to the future: is the history of the universe going to end with a Big Crunch or a Big Rip?

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John Gribbin is the author of bestselling books including In Search of Schrodinger'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.

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