New World of Mr. Tompkins
by Gamow & Stannard
Mr Tompkins is back! The mild-mannered bank clerk with the short attention span and vivid imagination has inspired, charmed and informed young and old alike since the publication of the hugely successful Mr. Tompkins in Paperback (by George Gamow) in 1965. He is now back in a new set of adventures exploring the extreme edges of the universe--the smallest, the largest, the fastest, the farthest. This new text is revised, updated and expanded by best-selling popular-science author Russell Stannard). It deals with such concepts as relativity, quantum theory and the structure of the atom. The reader will get both entertainment and plenty of information about modern physics and astrophysics.
Scrooge's Cryptic Carol: Visions of Energy, Time, & Quantum Nature
by Robert Gilmore
Physicist Robert Gilmore, author of the popular Alice in Quantumland presents a delightful takeoff on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, where the three visitations represent Science Past, Science Present, and Science Future. For everyone who wants a playful, painless, yet surprisingly sophisticated introduction to the ideas of modern physics, this is a brilliant tour de force and a charming read. 35 illustrations.
Visitors from Oz: The Wild Adventures of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman
by Martin Gardner & L. Frank Baum
Writing simply and thereby recalling Baum, popular math and science writer Gardner refers to the original Oz canon and incorporates his own stock-in-trade: scientific, literary, and mathematical riddles. Oz devotees will be delighted.