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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, ...
  
  











  



  
Gravity
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



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

Dover Publications, 1985

"An intriguing portrait of the scientists and clashing ideas that made the quantum revolution." — Christian Science Monitor . Entertaining, rigorous introduction to the development of quantum theory traces the subject's history, from Max Planck's revolutionary discovery of quanta and Niels Bohr's model of the atom to anti-particles, mesons, and Enrico Fermi's nuclear research. Numerous line drawings. 1966 edition.
  
  











  



  
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 (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 ...
  
  











  



  
Gravity Seekers: Gravity Theories, 2014

Gravity is either pushing on your head or pulling on your feet, Many Physics scientists disagree. Who? Why?
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



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

Dover Publications, 1988

Outstanding text by one of the 20th century's foremost physicists dramatically explains how the central laws of physical science evolved, from Pythagoras' discovery of frequency ratios in the 6th century BC to today's research on elementary particles. Includes fascinating biographical data about Galileo, Newton, Huygens, Einstein and others. 136 illustrations.
  
  











  



  
Biography of the Earth: Its Past, Present and Future - (Mentor #M27)
George Gamow

New American Library / Mentor Book, 1948

Great book for the scientist in you.
  
  











  



  
Matter, Earth, and Sky
george gamow

Prentice-Hall, 1958

George Gamow translates the special world of atoms and the universe into language we can all understand. An exciting world of the physical world - from inside the atom to the infinity of the universe - by one of the foremost science writers of our day.
  
  











  



  
El nuevo breviario del señor Tompkins (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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
A Star Called the Sun
George Gamow

Viking, 1964

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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.
  
  











  



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

Pi Press, 2005
  
  











  



  
The Creation of the Universe (Dover Science Books)
George Gamow

Dover Publications, 2004

"Fascinating. . . . Distinctly readable and highly informative." — San Francisco Chronicle. Since time immemorial, people have attempted to explain the origin of the world, from the creation myths of the ancients to the more sophisticated views that developed with the progress of observational astronomy. This lively and authoritative survey by an internationally famous physicist and one of the formulators of the Big Bang theory of cosmology ...
  
  











  








   



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