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How Old Is the Universe? 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.

There are illustrations for many topics inrinity Gamow is a master at creating wonder and awe for all the different fields. Infinity was gqmow in Still, this is the sort of book that I wish had been on my parents’ bookshelf when I was a bored kid reading every book I could get my hands on.

Looking for beautiful books? The title should be at least 4 characters long. In the pages of this book readers grapple with such crucial matters as whether it is possible to bend turee, why a rocket shrinks, the “end of the world problem,” excursions into the fourth dimension, and a host oe other tantalizing topics for the scientifically curious. It also has humor! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. One, Two, Three– Infinity: On topics that I’m unfamiliar with but capable of understanding random thermal motion, diffusion I find his explanations unnecessarily confusing.

Infinity as one of two books which had the greatest impact on him, the other being Edward Kasner and James Newman’s Mathematics and the Imagination. A Palette of Particles.


One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science

Concepts of Mass in Classical and Modern Physics. Gamow, one of the greatest physicists of 20th century, whose passion for the maths and science is communicated in this book, whether explaining the wonders of infinite series, or how to locate a hidden pirate’s treasure chest using imaginary numbers.

It is an onne to hear his words through this book and to get a glimpse into his imagination.

Jan 25, Serdar rated it really liked it. Untypically for popular science books, this one is enhanced by the author’s own delightful sketches.

One, Two, ThreeInfinity Quotes by George Gamow

Infinity also includes over delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, adding another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. May 01, Steven Peterson rated it it was amazing.

He has explained the different kinds of infinities that we are familiar with in each field of study and has done so, beautifully. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Having just read this fine book, closely preceded by the equally excellent Frontiers of AstronomyI’m beginning to feel that the 40s and 50s were not just the Golden Age of science-fiction; they may also have been the Golden Age of popular science writing, a genre which certainly is not unconnected to SF. The New York Times. 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.

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This book was interesting for several reasons. Concepts of Modern Mathematics Ian Stewart. There’s probably no perfect way of handling this, but in my opinion it’s much better to acknowledge the gaps than to pretend you’re walking the reader through a series of logical deductions.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Mathematical Fallacies and Paradoxes. May 31, Sanjay Gautam rated it really liked it Oen it for: In the pages of this book readers grapple gxmow 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.

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

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. Published September 1st by Dover Publications first published From Illusion to Reality. Having said that some illustrations in the book the angular shifting of the coordinate system is the kne I have thee to understanding the space-time conundrum.

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