books by George Gamow

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The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein (Biography of Physics)
George Gamow

Dover Publications, 1988

"This book is Gamow at his best, which means the very best in science for the layman." — Library Journal Widely recognized as one of the 20th century's foremost physicists, George Gamow was also an unusually capable popularizer of science. His talents are vividly revealed in this exciting and penetrating explanation of how the central laws of physical science evolved — from Pythagoras' discovery of frequency ratios in the 6th century B.C. ...


One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science (Dover Books on Mathematics)
George Gamow

Dover Publications, 1988

". . . 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 ...


George Gamow

Dover Publications, 2003

A distinguished physicist and teacher, George Gamow also possessed a special gift for making the intricacies of science accessible to a wide audience. In Gravity , he takes an enlightening look at three of the towering figures of science who unlocked many of the mysteries behind the laws of physics: Galileo, the first to take a close look at the process of free and restricted fall; Newton, originator of the concept of gravity as a universal ...


Mr Tompkins in Paperback (Canto Classics)
George Gamow

Cambridge University Press, 2012

Since his first appearance over sixty years ago, Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams and adventures lead him into a world inside the atom. George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. Roger Penrose's foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new ...


Mr. Tompkins in Paperback
George Gamow

Cambridge University Press (Canto Imprint), 1993

Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers (since his first appearance over fifty years ago) as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams and adventures lead him into a world inside the atom. George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. Roger Penrose's new foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a ...


Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory
George Gamow

Dover Publications, 1985

"Dr. Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists and clashing ideas that made the quantum revolution." — Christian Science Monitor In 1900, German physicist Max Planck postulated that light, or radiant energy, can exist only in the form of discrete packages or quanta . This profound insight, along with Einstein's equally momentous theories of relativity, completely revolutionized man's view of ...


My World Line : An Informal Autobiography
George Gamow

Viking Adult, 1970

George Gamow, a theoretical physicist and cosmologist and an early advocate and developer of Lemaître's Big Bang theory. was awarded the Kalinga Prize by UNESCO for his popularization of science. Born in Odessa, Russia, he was a colleague of Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Peter Kapitza and Francis Crick. He was a fellow at Cambridge, Univ. of Copenhagen, Univ. of Leningrad, Univ. of London, Washington Univ. (Wash., DC), Univ. of California, ...


The New World of Mr Tompkins: George Gamow's Classic Mr Tompkins in Paperback
George Gamow

Cambridge University Press, 2001

Mr. Tompkins is back! The mild-mannered bank clerk with the short attention span and vivid imagination has inspired, charmed, and informed young and old alike since the publication of the hugely successful Mr Tompkins in Paperback (by George Gamow) in 1965. Now, this highly affable character returns to embark on a set of adventures that explore the extreme edges of the universe--the smallest, the largest, the fastest, and the farthest. Just by ...


El país de las maravillas (Seccion de Obras de Ciencia y Tecnologia) (Spanish Edition)
Gamow George

Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1997

Se ofrece aquí un mágico recorrido por los temas fundamentales de la física a través de las peripecias del simpático aventurero señor Tompkins, inventado por George Gamow (1904-1968), uno de los científicos más eminentes y populares del siglo XX.


Mr. Tompkins Gets Serious: The Essential George Gamow, The Masterpiece Science Edition
George Gamow

Pi Press, 2005


One Two Three... Infinity; Facts and Speculations of Science
George Gamow

Bantam Books, 1967

Can space be bent? What does the theory of entropy have to do with the ultimate fate of the universe? Why does a rocket shrink? What has modern science discovered about the strange role of genes? What do we know about the origin and cause of stellar explosions? How do the problems of the laws of numbers affect our knowledge of the world? A stunning adventure into the many worlds of modern science by one f the world's great science writers - A ...


The Creation of the Universe, Revised Edition;
George; Gamow

1967, 1967


Biography of physics (Harper modern science series)
George Gamow

Harper, 1961

An exciting and penetrating view of physics, the great physicists, and the development of the central laws and ideas of physical science from the Greeks to the present.


One Two Three. Infinity
George Gamow

Mentor, 1953



The Birth & Death of the Sun: Stellar Evolution and Subatomic Energy
George Gamow

Dover Publications, 2005

How did our sun come into being? What keeps it hot and luminous, and what will be its ultimate fate? This fascinating and informative book offers answers to some of nature's most exciting and difficult questions. George Gamow, renowned physicist and author of the best-seller One Two Three . . . Infinity, outlines the fundamental discoveries and theories of modern physics that illuminate the evolution of our world. One of the founders of Big ...


One two three ... infinity: Facts and speculations of science
George Gamow

New American Library, 1953

Facts & theories of modern science explained to the lay-person circa 1953, intersting to read today.


El nuevo breviario del señor Tompkins (Colec. Breviarios) (Spanish Edition)
Gamow George

Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2009

Ameno breviario dedicado a develar en un tono incluso humorístico y de cuento los principios operativos de la física moderna. Los ensayos aquí expuestos ponen al alcance del lector los fenómenos de la fisión y la fusión atómicas, el comportamiento de las partículas elementales de la materia y las leyes que rigen el funcionamiento del cosmos.


Mr. Tompkins Learns the Facts of Life
George Gamow

Cambridge, 1953

George Gamow's first Tompkins book, Mr Tompkins in Wonderland, created a 'toy universe' where, as his son comments in the preface to this 2010 reprint, 'the maximum speed of light is assumed to be 10 miles per hour, while all the laws of general relativity still hold'. Since the death of the author in 1968, the Mr Tompkins series has gone through a number of reincarnations. The latest reincarnation, The Adventures of Mr Tompkins ...


Physics: Foundations and Frontiers
George Gamow, J.M. Cleveland

Prentice Hall, 1969

1969: by George Gamow & J. M. Cleveland - 591 pages - Published by Prentice-Hall - 2nd Edition.



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