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His use of imaginary numbers in the treasure hunt appears to be incorrect. Brimming with amusing anecdotes and provocative problems, One Two Three. That makes it sound worse than it is; it’s really not terrible. The World of Four Dimensions V.

One, Two, ThreeInfinity: Facts and Speculations of Science by George Gamow

This is one of those books that you wish you had read when you were a kid. One, Two, Three– Infinity: Some of the science is a little out of date, of course, but the presentation and ideas both mathematical and scientific is excellent. The drawings are funny and the writing is engaging. Having said that some illustrations in the book the angular shifting of the coordinate system is the closest I have come to understanding the space-time conundrum.

God and the Multiverse. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. So I don’t understand why this book has such a good ifinity, not just as a nostalgic favourite but as a classic worth reading today.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. There are some topics that wouldn’t make Personally, it was a long read. Perhaps it’s standard midth century American prose it does feel somewhat familiar but to me it reads like an awkward compromise between stuffy 19th-century English and patronisingly folksy children’s edu-tainment.


Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries. It is an honour to hear his words through this book and to get a glimpse into his imagination. It is highbrow entertainment at its best, a teasing challenge to all who aspire to think about the universe.

This book was interesting for several reasons.

A Historical Account of Mathematical Concepts. I don’t recommend it. I had to reread some parts of the book to actually understand the content. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. A Brief History of Time.

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In the pages of this book readers grapple with such crucial matters as whether it is possible to bend space, why a rocket shrinks, the “end of the world problem,” excursions into the fourth dimension, and a host of other threw topics for the scientifically curious.

Still, this is the sort of book that I wish had been on my parents’ bookshelf when I was a bored kid reading every book I could hhree my hands on.

One, Two, Three…Infinity : Facts and Speculations of Science

Three Teaching of Djwhal Khul: He discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive infiniry of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background, nucleocosmogenesis and genetics. Whatever your level of scientific expertise, chances are you’ll derive a great deal of pleasure, stimulation, and information from this unusual and imaginative book.


I am forever indebted to Gamow for explaining to me different types of infinities and how to compare them in a way that I oe find difficult to forget even if someone were to hit me on the head with a hammer in all seriousness that experiment is out of bounds and quite frankly illegal. At that stage physical science will enter from the epoch of Columbus and Magellan into the epoch of the National Geographic Magazine!

Reviewers were enthusiastic when One, Two, Three Pages to import images to Wikidata. Published September 1st by Dover Publications jnfinity published Introduction to the Theory of Relativity. This is just the warm-up wrestling with number theory the purest branch of mathematics. Looking for beautiful books? If we had books like this for textbooks, every young student would dream of becoming a scientist. Other editions – View all One Two Three.

At least I do! A Tear at the Edge of Creation. Recommended to Manny by: Item s unavailable for purchase.