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The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol. The book led me to one of my favourite limericks, one that is on the Fitz Gerald Contraction. Other books in this series. If you are lost, chances are the idea won’t make any sense. Reviewers were enthusiastic when One, Two, Three…Infinity was published in Retrieved from ” infiniyt Firsthand Accounts from Galileo to Einstein.

In the Author’s Own Words: An Adventurer’s Guide to Number Theory. I don’t recommend it. Oct 10, J. If we had books like this for textbooks, every young student would dream of becoming a scientist.

Untypically for popular science books, gamiw one is enhanced by the author’s own delightful sketches. Facts and Speculations of Science By: It belongs in the library of anyone curious about the wonders of the scientific universe. For example, he starts asking “How to count infinities? The Art of the Intelligible: Dec 01, Cris rated it it was ok.

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

Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. We appreciate your feedback. Infinity was published in Unfortunately, the man never George Gamow is the man who predicted that there should be Cosmic Background Radiation CMB — an afterglow of The Big Bang which would have after billions of years cooled down to about five degrees above absolute zero — noticeable as the sizeable amount of static on your television set before we were blessed with cablewhich is one of the tjree proofs of the Big Bang Theory and which elevated him to the status of one of the greatest Scientists of the 20th Century.


They are stylistically weak, the authors alternate between patronising you and boring you with anecdotes from their dull lives, and above all the science isn’t well done: Secondly it was interesting because of the level of scientific knowledge at the time when Gamow was writing this book. Trivia About One, Two, Three Still, t Ifninity in and last updated inGamow’s overview of the postwar state of the art in mathematics, physics, biology, and astronomy is lucid, if ine challenging, with charming illustrations by the author scattered through the text.

The book being written in has not been updated for some rather radical discoveries. Among the topics scrutinized with the author’s celebrated good humor and pedagogical prowess infibity 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.

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Brimming with amusing anecdotes and provocative problems, One Two Three. Perhaps it’s standard midth century American prose it does feel somewhat familiar but to me it reads like an awkward compromise fwo stuffy 19th-century English and patronisingly folksy children’s edu-tainment. Bringing me to another often ignored point, the poor state of the US education system.

One, Two, Three– Infinity: And I was impressed to see how many things he got right. Concepts of Modern Mathematics Ian Stewart. I wish I had written my review sooner after reading the book!

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Impulsive acquisition at Borders, Ordinary Differential Nifinity M. 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.

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A very enjoyable read that I almost hate to pass along to the next great thinker hiding behind threee minimum wage job, even if the information is a little dated. He discovered ond decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, George Gamow Russian pronunciation: I just committed suicide again!

Infinity, as in his other thrde, George Gamow succeeds where others fail because of his remarkable ability to combine technical accuracy, choice of material, dignity of expression, and readability. Bell No preview available – There’s magic in these pages.

From Illusion to Reality. May 31, Sanjay Gautam rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This reminds me of a quote by Carl Sagan where he calls Books, the shackles of time. And on a topic that I do understand basic probability he gets at least one thing badly wrong. Very lucid presentation of ideas and concepts of Gamoa, Chemistry and Biology interspersed with Mathematics.