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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.

As for the style, it’s fairly readable, but not to my taste. We appreciate your feedback. 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. This book was interesting for infinith reasons. A comprehensible description of topics that are so counter-intuitive that they become almost impossible to talk about, mainly as lne consequence of the inability of language as it currently is, to properly classify them.

Boo rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 31, Gaurav Hirlekar rated it it was amazing. Every topic is a new subject and there is always something interesting to look forward to, from riddles and relativity to cool topology tricks which btw are great ice-breakers! Beginning with an exploration of elementary numbers, the book opens with a description of the “Hottentots” Khoikhoisaid to have words only for “one”, “two”, “three”, and “many”, and builds quickly to explore Georg Cantor ‘s theory of three levels of infinity —hence the title of the book.

Carroll credited One Two Three Anyone with some background in physics should be able to appreciate the simpler topics.


One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science

It is highbrow entertainment at its best, a teasing challenge to all who aspire to think about the universe. Firsthand Accounts from Galileo to Einstein.

It belongs in the library of anyone curious about the wonders of the scientific universe. Hope somebody can comment. Reviewers were enthusiastic when One, Two, Three…Infinity was published in Infinity by George Gamow”. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!

One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science

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The Truth About Our Universe. And he’s got lots of really pretty, original angles on all sorts of scientific and mathematical problems: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. In conclusion, if you are not familiar with some basic science term, maybe you ought to go back and read it again before reading this book.

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If you are lost, chances are the idea won’t make any sense. Book ratings by Goodreads. Yes, there are bits that are very inaccurate because of it, but it reminds you georgw scientific theories infiinity born and they die, some sooner than others. First Gamow tackled topics from various fields of science such as genetics, particle physics and astronomy in a quite entertaining way. She departed one day, In an Einsteinian way, She came back on the previous night.

A spectacular book on Science written in the s thtee much ahead of its time, delving into the basics geprge numbers to fundamental physicsgenetics and cosmology in which the author is a pioneer. Written in and last updated inGamow’s overview of the postwar state of the art in mathematics, physics, biology, and astronomy is lucid, if occasionally challenging, with charming illustrations by the author scattered through the text.


Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Views Read Edit View history. It well shed a light on things you thought you understood, but turn out you don’t. Mathematics for the Non-mathematician Morris Kline.


It will broaden the knowledge of each and give the imagination wide play. Ordinary Differential Equations M. Infinity, as in his other books, George Gamow succeeds where others fail because of his thrwe ability to combine technical accuracy, choice of material, dignity of expression, and readability.

May 19, Thayumanavar rated it it was amazing.

Compared with these dull, pompous fantasists, George Gamow is ga,ow breath of fresh air. Get ready to have some fun because the whole thing is palatable incinity any curious person. There’s probably no perfect way of handling this, but in my opinion it’s much better to acknowledge the gaps than to pretend you’re walking the reader through a series of logical deductions.

An Introduction To Stars: Having said that some illustrations in the book the angular shifting of the coordinate system is Slightly dated book but very well written. Extremely well written book. Likewise, the differences between natural and artificial numbers. Concepts of Mass in Classical and Modern Ond. Editors of Scientific American. Science writer Willy Ley praised Gamow’s book, describing it as an “admittedly rare