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Review: Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

User Review  - Annie Kate - Goodreads

I first read this book several decades ago and enjoyed it hugely this second time as well. It is a history of early 20th-century physics organized around some of the major contributing scientists ... Read full review

Review: Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

User Review  - GR Reader - Goodreads

I salute George Gamow. He is as intelligent, witty and subversive as I am. If only he hadn't died before I was born, I am sure I would be proud to list him among my very favorite lovers. Read full review

Review: Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

A fine retelling of the early days of quantum physics and a hint at the beauty of the theory. fascinating to be reading it with the hindsight of another 50 years elapsed time, so that when Gamow says "no one has explained XYZ," I could think, "yes! yes they have!!" Read full review

Review: Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

User Review  - Karl - Goodreads

Pop science, but from one of the guys in on the ground floor of quantum physics. Lots of fun to hear about the personalities (Fermi, Bohr, Pauli, etc.), but the latter parts assume some familiarity with some of the physics and, to a lesser extent, some calculus and linear algebra. Read full review


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