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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
I read the book from cover to cover again recently, and I still loved it!
This book is awesome at explaining abstract and theoretical concepts for those that don't have a strong background in mathematics or physics.
Gamow's book introduces the reader to complicated subjects in a clear and non-threatening way.
A friend recommended this book for my 12-year-old son who loves science (he is gifted in math, so I cannot give an accurate idea on age appropriateness). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Always on the Run
Some of the text is illegible on the Kindle. The figures are "light" and hard to see, but if you put your finger on them and then "magnify" them, you can see them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lawrence J. Maga
No doubt few books can lead you to the fundamentals as this one.It kindles your imagination to look far beyond what is given in the book.Published 8 months ago by RBK MENON
If you have any interest at all in mathematics, or science, or both, you won't be able to stop reading this classic book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Notary Sojac
Good to read for Jr or Sr in high school. Inspirational descriptions of math and science. Most of the material will never be out of date.Published 13 months ago by Frederick D. Seward
This is a great introductory book to very serious s ience. Yet, it's written in a way that any high school student can grasp. Facinating! Read it! You won't be sorry. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Stanley H. Kremen