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Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries. Nov 01, Jacob rated it really liked it. Obviously some of these gripes are subjective, but not all. I just committed suicide again! Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Covers a variety of topics from simple to complex.

It belongs in the library of anyone curious about the georye of the scientific universe. Compared with these dull, pompous fantasists, George Gamow is a breath of fresh air.

One, Two, ThreeInfinity: Facts and Speculations of Science by George Gamow

In the pages of this book readers grapple with such crucial matters as whether it is possible to bend space, why a rocket shrinks, the “end of the world problem,” excursions into the fourth dimension, and a host of other tantalizing topics for the scientifically curious. The Lightness of Being. I am almost certain I read this when I was a kid, because I’m pretty sure I remember the bit about Hilbert’s hotel. Infinity, as in his other books, George Gamow succeeds where others fail because of his remarkable ability to combine technical accuracy, choice of material, dignity of expression, and readability.

And he doesn’t shy away from hardcore mathematics, if needed.

Game Theory Morton D. Infinity, as in his other books, George Gamow succeeds where others fail because of his remarkable ability to combine technical accuracy, choice of material, dignity of expression, and readability.


Aug 31, Gaurav Hirlekar rated it it was amazing.

Man’s New Perspective on the Cosmos. Every high school graduate should have the understanding needed to follow each synopsis and the logical reasoning necessary to follow each explanation, however strange, assuming each student is responsible enough to handle the information presented appropriately. It represents one of the classic volumes that made science accessible to lots of people. It will broaden the knowledge of each and give the imagination wide play.

In the Author’s Own Words: Thirty Years that Shook Physics. You’ve successfully reported this review. I had to reread some parts of the book to actually understand the content.

A Universe from Nothing. If you have ever wondered about physical phenomena, then, this is a book for you. Despite not even being a native speaker of English, he writes better than any of them. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of My library Help Advanced Book Search. The author notes that if all the atoms in the Universe, as known in Gamow’s time, were such printing presses working in parallel “at the speed of atomic vibrations” since the beginning of known timeonly an infinitesimal fraction of the job could have yet been completed.

It is highbrow entertainment at its best, a teasing challenge to all who aspire to think about the universe. Gravity does not exist.

One, Two, Three…Infinity : Facts and Speculations of Science

We learn how to measure the height of an oil molecule in a bathtub, the rotation of our milky way with a red shif I love laymen science and this is the best I’ve ijfinity. From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves: Introduction to the Theory of Relativity.

He comes close to predicting DNA. Infinity also includes over delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, adding another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. At that stage physical science will enter from the epoch gaow Columbus and Gwmow into the epoch of the National Geographic Magazine! Likewise there are several nifty maths problems in relation georbe the physical concepts which makes reading this book quite entertaining. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


The Art of the Intelligible: Facts and Speculations of Science By: It belongs in the library of anyone curious about the wonders of the scientific universe.

May 11, Kadri rated it really liked it Shelves: Recommended to Manny by: On topics that I’m unfamiliar with but capable of understanding random thermal motion, diffusion I find his explanations unnecessarily confusing.

Brimming with amusing anecdotes and provocative problems, One Two Three. No trivia or quizzes yet.

We are inGamow is explaining us tricky concepts from math, physics, chemistry and biology. For that purpose, it served moderately well, although I intend to read My World Line sometime here and expect that to do better Please review your cart.

Perhaps it’s standard midth century American prose it does feel somewhat familiar but to me it reads like an awkward compromise between stuffy 19th-century English and patronisingly folksy children’s edu-tainment. First Gamow tackled topics from various fields of science such as genetics, particle physics and astronomy in a quite entertaining way. More than 60 years after its initial publication, this is still a fun read, even if some parts have inevitably been overtaken by more recent discoveries.