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Time & space
Gribbin, John, 1946-
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, 1994.
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Reading Level:
1090 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.1 1.0 11070.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.5 8 Quiz: 16361 Guided reading level: NR.
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QC173.59.S65 G73 1994 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
QC173.59.S65 G73 1994 Juvenile Non-Fiction Oversize

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From the flat Earth to the all-encompassing black holes, novas to dark stars, Gribbin and DK bring young readers into the fascinating twilight zone of timeand space. Full-color illustrations.

Author Notes

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.

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Table of Contents

Space and timep. 6
Ideas of the ancientsp. 8
Made to measurep. 10
Exploring the globep. 12
Putting the Earth in perspectivep. 14
Measuring timep. 16
Like clockworkp. 18
Biotimep. 20
Biospacep. 22
Timescales of historyp. 24
The shapes of space and timep. 26
Putting the Universe in orderp. 28
The ultimate law of naturep. 30
The ultimate speed limitp. 32
The marriage of space and timep. 34
Special theory: proofs and testsp. 36
The philosophy of timep. 38
Beyond common sensep. 40
Getting a grip on spacetimep. 42
General theory: proofs and testsp. 44
Black holes and beyondp. 46
Across the Universep. 48
Across the universesp. 50
God's dicep. 52
Ultimate lengthp. 54
Ultimate timep. 56
Strings and thingsp. 58
The birth of space and timep. 60
How to build a time machinep. 62
Indexp. 64