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Mr Tompkins in Paperback

George Gamow Roger Penrose

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Cambridge University Press
01 May 2012
Mathematics & Sciences; Atomic & molecular physics
Series: Canto Classics
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 generation of readers and reviews his adventures in light of recent developments in physics.
By:   George Gamow
Foreword by:   Roger Penrose
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   290g
ISBN:   9781107604681
ISBN 10:   1107604680
Series:   Canto Classics
Pages:   202
Publication Date:   01 May 2012
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Mr Tompkins in Paperback

'Enthusiastically recommended to both scientific and general readers.' The Guardian 'Will vastly fascinate the whimsical, and is also entirely scientific.' Scientific American


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