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The inspiration for scores of scientific careers,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science (Dover Books on Mathematics) (Taschenbuch)
George Gamow tends to get forgotten these days. He died some time ago, and his books are now over forty years old. Some, like his history of 20th century physics, may seem a bit dated in light of the discoveries since then.
Yet there's still magic in these pages. Gamow was one of the greatest of 20th century physicists, and at the same time, a great teacher whose passion for the sheer fun of math and science was communicated in his books, whether explaining the wonders of infinite series, or how to locate a hidden pirate's treasure chest using imaginary numbers. Unlike a lot of modern poipular science writers, Gamow didn't shy away from showing you the math- but he could explain in a way that even an elementary school child could understand.
A wonderful book for the child or adult who isn't afraid to think.
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