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Mr Tompkins makes a classic comeback

Advantages: enjoyable, readable, intro to relativity, quantum mechanics, chemistry, particle physics
Disadvantages: none

...George Gamow first introduced Mr. Tompkins to the general public towards the end of the 1930’s through a series of articles in Discovery magazine. It was not long before a collection of stories appeared in book form as “Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland”. A fe ...

Discerna 07.07.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The New World of Mr Tompkins: George Gamow's Classic Mr Tompkins in Paperback - George Gamow

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This is great!

Advantages: Good for people of all ages
Disadvantages: Some concepts may be unsuitable for younger children

This is the best Physics book of all time. It provides an easy and comical insight of the most influential theories of all time - Einstein's famous relativity and quantum mechanics. It may all seem daunting but this book has really taught me well throug ...

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Forty Two Question Mark

Advantages: A slim volume that simply yet eloquently discusses science, belief and uncertainty
Disadvantages: Some might find the discussion of faith and religion uncomfortable

...Well…maybe not. But Richard Feynman does try to work out The Meaning of It All… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Recap and Pop Quiz ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OK, class, I hope you’ve been paying attention. Right – ...

mattygroves 19.11.2002 · Read full review
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Review of The Meaning of It All - Richard Feynman

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...This is a short book, one you can read in a single rainy evening. It is a collection of three lectures given by the Nobel Price for the Physics Richard Feynman in 1963. I bought the book because I simply LOVE Feynman. I like his genius, his understanding ...

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Good book, but not good enough for those higher grades

Advantages: Simple notes, good diagrams to help, questions help find gaps in knowledge, CD ROM
Disadvantages: not enough detail for higher grades, many people use as substitute for class work1

Currently, I am in my 2nd year at college, doing the A2 part of my alevel. Currently I am studying Biology (OCR), Chemistry (OCR) and Business Studies (AQA), and will try to write reviews on the best and worst books out there for revision. I used this bo ...

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Review of OCR AS Chemistry A Student Book - Rob Richie

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