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". . . full of intellectual treats and tricks, of whimsy and deep scientific philosophy. It is highbrow entertainment at its best, a teasing challenge to all who aspire to think about the universe." — New York Herald Tribune

One of the world's foremost nuclear physicists (celebrated for his theory of radioactive decay, among other accomplishments), George Gamow possessed the unique ability of making the world of science accessible to the general reader.

He brings that ability to bear in this delightful expedition through the problems, pleasures, and puzzles of modern science. Among the topics scrutinized with the author's celebrated good humor and 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.

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. Brimming with amusing anecdotes and provocative problems, One Two Three . . . Infinity also includes over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, adding another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations.

Whatever your level of scientific expertise, chances are you'll derive a great deal of pleasure, stimulation, and information from this unusual and imaginative book. It belongs in the library of anyone curious about the wonders of the scientific universe. "In One Two Three . . . 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." — Saturday Review of Literature

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Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded.

Synopsis:

Great physicist's fascinating, readable overview of contemporary science: number theory, relativity, fourth dimension, entropy, genes, atomic structure, much more. 128 illus. Index.

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Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded.

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Synopsis:

Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded. "This is a layman's book as readable as a historical novel, but every chapter bears the solid imprint of authoritative research."  &#8212; San Francisco Chronicle.

About the Author

Modern Science Made Easy

By one of the leading physicists of the twentieth century, George Gamow's One, Two, Three…Infinity is one of the most memorable popular books on physics, mathematics, and science generally ever written, famous for having, directly or indirectly, launched the academic and/or scientific careers of many young people whose first real encounter with the wonders and mysteries of mathematics and science was through reading this book as a teenager. Untypically for popular science books, this one is enhanced by the author's own delightful sketches. Reviewers were enthusiastic when One, Two, Three…Infinity was published in 1947.

In the Author's Own Words:

"If and when all the laws governing physical phenomena are finally discovered, and all the empirical constants occurring in these laws are finally expressed through the four independent basic constants, we will be able to say that physical science has reached its end, that no excitement is left in further explorations, and that all that remains to a physicist is either tedious work on minor details or the self-educational study and adoration of the magnificence of the completed system. At that stage physical science will enter from the epoch of Columbus and Magellan into the epoch of the National Geographic Magazine!" &#8212; George Gamow

Critical Acclaim for One, Two, Three…Infinity:

"This skillful presentation is for the non-professional and professional scientist. It will broaden the knowledge of each and give the imagination wide play." &#8212; Chemistry and Engineering News

"A stimulating and provocative book for the science-minded layman." &#8212; Kirkus Reviews

"This is a layman's book as readable as a historical novel, but every chapter bears the solid imprint of authoritative research." &#8212; San Francisco Chronice

"George Gamow succeeds where others fail because of his remarkable ability to combine technical accuracy, choice of material, dignity of expression, and readability." &#8212; Saturday Review of Literature

Table of Contents

PART I. PLAYING WITH NUMBERS

I. Big Numbers

II. Natural and Artificial Numbers

"PART II. SPACE, TIME and EINSTEIN"

III. Unusual Properties of Space

IV. The World of Four Dimensions

V. Relativity of Space and Time

PART III. MICROCOSMOS

VI. Descending Staircase

VII. Modern Alchemy

VIII. The Law of Disorder

IX. The Riddle of Life

PART IV. MACROCOSMOS

X. Expanding Horizons

XI. The Days of Creation

Index

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atomaster, July 1, 2008 (view all comments by atomaster)
A Simply Superb Work Of Gamow in a language understandable by laymen.
In This Work He Just Explains about everything starting from numbers to the Universe.
A book to be read by all the students...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486256641
Author:
Gamow, George
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Miscellanea
Subject:
Popular works
Subject:
Science -- Popular works.
Subject:
General Science
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
Cosmology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Mathematics
Series Volume:
no. R69-11
Publication Date:
19880931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.9 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded.
"Synopsis" by , Great physicist's fascinating, readable overview of contemporary science: number theory, relativity, fourth dimension, entropy, genes, atomic structure, much more. 128 illus. Index.

"Synopsis" by , Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded.
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"Synopsis" by ,
Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded. "This is a layman's book as readable as a historical novel, but every chapter bears the solid imprint of authoritative research."  &#8212; San Francisco Chronicle.
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