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One of the world’s foremost nuclear physicists (celebrated for his theory of radioactive decay, among other accomplishments), George Gamow possessed th . Donor challenge: For only 2 more days, a generous supporter will match your donations 2-to Triple your impact! Dear Internet Archive. By reading the right books, especially George Gamow’s classic, One, Two, Three Infinity. Gamow was first to explain alpha decay.

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Modern Physicists and Their Discoveries. Among the topics scrutinized with the author’s celebrated good humor georgs pedagogical prowess are the macrocosm and the microcosm, theory of numbers, relativity of space and time, entropy, genes, atomic structure, nuclear fission, and the origin of the solar system. An Introduction To Stars: It was a great read nonetheless. There’s magic in these pages.


It introduces you some interesting history of big numbers and how it started. Extremely well written book. Boo rated it gmaow liked it Shelves: And he’s got lots of really pretty, original angles on all sorts of scientific and mathematical problems: A very enjoyable read that I almost hate to pass along to the next great thinker hiding behind a minimum wage job, even if the information is a little dated.


People in search of good pop science books. Gamow has many other books in this vein. Some chapters of the book are simple enough to be understood by a child, whereas others require some concentration and study to be completely understood.

Secondly it was interesting because of the level of scientific knowledge at the time when Gamow was writing this book.

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At that stage physical science will enter from the epoch of Columbus and Magellan into the epoch of the National Geographic Magazine! You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Brimming with amusing anecdotes and provocative problems, One Two Three.

Nov 01, Jacob rated it really liked it. His science, rivets like a jackhammer, pounding out universal revelations with each new page.

It belongs in the library of anyone curious about the wonders of the scientific universe. Whatever your level of scientific expertise, chances are you’ll obe a great deal of pleasure, stimulation, and information from this unusual and imaginative book.


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

Still, t Written in and last updated inGamow’s overview of the postwar state of the art in mathematics, physics, biology, and astronomy is lucid, if occasionally challenging, with charming illustrations by the author scattered through the text.

Would you like us to take another oen at this review? This is just the warm-up wrestling with number theory the purest branch of mathematics. May 19, Thayumanavar rated it it was amazing.

Infinity also includes over delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, adding another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. As for the style, it’s fairly readable, but not to my taste. This reminds me of a quote by Carl Sagan where he calls Books, the shackles of time.

From Eternity to Here.