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Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory (edition 1985)
by George Gamow
Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory by George Gamow
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 048624895X, Paperback)
"An intriguing portrait." — Christian Science Monitor. Entertaining, rigorous introduction to the development of quantum theory traces the subject's history, from Max Planck's revolutionary discovery of quanta and Niels Bohr's model of the atom to anti-particles, mesons, and Enrico Fermi's nuclear research. Numerous line drawings. 1966 edition.
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Traces the development of quantum theory from the turn of the century to about 1930. Gamow also recounts revealing personal anecdotes of great 20th century physicists.
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