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The Case of the Missing Neutrinos: And Other Curious Phenomena of the Universe

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Is it true that the sun is shrinking at such a rate that our Earth will disappear within a hundred thousand years? What happened to the sun's neutrinos to make them disappear on their way to the earth? Why does the fact that the sky is dark at night prove that our universe is changing and hasn't always been the way it is? What are the chances that, if ever we make contact ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Fromm International (first published 1998)
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Jun 14, 2010 Waven rated it really liked it
Shelves: nature, non-fiction
While much of the information in the pages of this book has become commonplace or obsolete, it's still a fun read, very accessible with a lot of good history, and not a bad measure of how quickly our scientific understanding changes. I first picked it up in the late 1990s, when some of his subjects were still new, and found it a very enjoyable book. It's still enjoyable and interesting, not a bad primer, but not a good source for up-to-date information, either.
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I read this book several years ago and enjoyed it very much. If you like "The Bathroom Reader" series of books, you should like this; enough detail to give you a decent understanding of the topic, but not so deep that you feel overwhelmed. Also, a great book for the bathroom.
Rich Brown
Mar 28, 2009 Rich Brown rated it it was ok
There's a science error in one of the dust-jacket blurbs. "Intoxicants," (real or metaphorical) could be 200 proof, or 100% alcohol, but not "100% proof," as Publishers Weekly claims this book is. More like near-beer.
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John R. Gribbin 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 includes quantum physics, biographies of famous scientists, human evolution, the origins of the universe, climate change and global warming. His also writes science fiction.

John Gribbin graduated with his bachelor's degree in phy
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