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A popular science classic,
This review is from: Mr Tompkins in Paperback (Canto) (Paperback)
Gamow wrote this book out of some articles he published over 50 years ago. The basic facts of modern physics are presented through the explanations that an Einstein-looking old professor gives to a bank clerk. The dreams, nightmares and reveries of this clerk introduce you in the realms of the relativity or take you to a wild journey among quantum creatures.
There is also a revised version (The New World of Mr Tompkins) that incorporates discoveries made since the original work was published.
Easily readable by the general public this though-provoking book remains fresh and enjoyable.