Mr Tompkins in Paperback

Gamow, George

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13: 9780521447713
Binding: Paperback
Year Published: 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 foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers, and reviews his adventures in the light of current developments in physics today.

Mr Tompkins in Paperback contains Mr Tompkins in Wonderland and Mr Tompkins Explores the Atom.

"Not only entertaining; the ordinary reader can learn from it a great deal about sub-atomic particles - electrons, neutrons and the rest - and the strange rules which govern their behaviour." - The Observer.

"Will vastly fascinate the whimsical, and is also entirely scientific." - Scientific American.

"Enthusiastically recommended to both scientific and general readers." - The Guardian.
ID: 12788
Code: CU000001