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Mr Tompkins in Paperback (Canto) Paperback – 26 Mar 1993

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  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; New Ed edition (26 Mar. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780521447713
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521447713
  • ASIN: 0521447712
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.6 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 608,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'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

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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 new generation of readers, and reviews his adventures in the light of current developments in physics today.

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