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One, Two, Three...Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science (Dover Books on Mathematics) [Paperback]

George Gamow
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1 Aug 1989 Dover Books on Mathematics
Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded. "This is a layman's book as readable as a historical novel, but every chapter bears the solid imprint of authoritative research." — San Francisco Chronicle.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition (1 Aug 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486256642
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486256641
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 193,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Modern Science Made Easy By one of the leading physicists of the twentieth century, George Gamow's One, Two, Three…Infinity is one of the most memorable popular books on physics, mathematics, and science generally ever written, famous for having, directly or indirectly, launched the academic and/or scientific careers of many young people whose first real encounter with the wonders and mysteries of mathematics and science was through reading this book as a teenager. Untypically for popular science books, this one is enhanced by the author's own delightful sketches. Reviewers were enthusiastic when One, Two, Three…Infinity was published in 1947. In the Author's Own Words: "If and when all the laws governing physical phenomena are finally discovered, and all the empirical constants occurring in these laws are finally expressed through the four independent basic constants, we will be able to say that physical science has reached its end, that no excitement is left in further explorations, and that all that remains to a physicist is either tedious work on minor details or the self-educational study and adoration of the magnificence of the completed system. At that stage physical science will enter from the epoch of Columbus and Magellan into the epoch of the National Geographic Magazine!" — George Gamow Critical Acclaim for One, Two, Three…Infinity: "This skillful presentation is for the non-professional and professional scientist. It will broaden the knowledge of each and give the imagination wide play." — Chemistry and Engineering News "A stimulating and provocative book for the science-minded layman." — Kirkus Reviews "This is a layman's book as readable as a historical novel, but every chapter bears the solid imprint of authoritative research." — San Francisco Chronice "George Gamow succeeds where others fail because of his remarkable ability to combine technical accuracy, choice of material, dignity of expression, and readability." — Saturday Review of Literature

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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fascinating! 25 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I first read this book when I was 14. It seeded my interest in science and mathematics. I really enjoyed spending several hours experimenting with the ideas in the book. It was a great introduction to the concepts of Relativity. After 26 years, and my son now turning 14, I had a feeling of nostalgia about the book. So, I bought a used copy via www.amazon.com in the USA. We are enjoying reading the book. This book is like a Hawking's 'Brief History of Time' of yesteryear! Don't hesitate - get it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars treats and tricks 1 Mar 2003
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Intellectural treats, whimsy, but deep. Illustrated with lovely drawings by Gamow himself. Much of it can be understood by a child, and other parts might require a little concentration. All of it is great fun. The author Gamow started in nuclear physics, during the Golden Age of Physics, worked with Niels Bohr, then later in the US, on the Manhattan Project during WWII, and after the war, he was professor in Boulder Colorado. The books he wrote are pearls, and they have been equally popular with my parent's generation as with mine. Luckely some have been reprinted! Other Gamow titles: Biography of Physics, Atomic Energy [dedicated to the hope of lasting peace], Physics of the Strapless Evning Gown,...We are lucky that Dover has reprinted some of them. Do more Dover!
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4.0 out of 5 stars great intro to physics 27 Dec 2009
By John Ct
Format:Paperback
Seems that this book inspired many young people to find out more about science or become scientists and I can see why, it's well written, well organised and very informative.

Science books get old fast yet and I read this 60 years after its first publication but I find it better than other more modern books in similar topic (like Greene's Elegant Universe/Fabric of the Cosmos, Hawking's History of Time and a couple of others I've read).

The style might be a bit dated, and some suggestions were proven wrong (i.e. the shape of the universe) but topics on relativity, quantum physics, non-euclidean geometry, apparatuses, major physics experiments are explained in a simple manner yet without insulting the intelligence of the reader.

Also, the basic mathematics/calculus/statistics/geometry in the book always tie with issues in physics and how the universe works. Some parts may need a bit of concetration and re-reading but no previous knowledge is assumed.
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I first read this book when I was thirteen and recently rediscovered it. Written in a conversational tone with many anecdotal illustrations, it is a fun introduction to math concepts, spatial math, relativity and similar matters. Not simple, but not hard either - it would be enjoyed by mathematically inclined teens or adults who have forgotten a lot of what we learned in high school and college.
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I read this book long long ago (30 years) in a place far far away (in Chenappady, India where I was born and raised). I was in high school and Prof. Gamow introduced me to the wonders of science - everything from Fermat's last theorem to the theory of relativity to the stars and galaxies and atoms and electrons. This book influenced my career choices; it taught me to look up and wonder, to sit down and think, and to appreciate the wonders of science and the greatness of the minds of the scientists who explored and invented and dreamed up science and math. I read the book from cover to cover again recently, and I still loved it! Thank you Prof. Gamow.
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