The New World of Mr. Tompkins

The New World of Mr Tompkins 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 success

  • Title: The New World of Mr. Tompkins
  • Author: George Gamow Russell Stannard
  • ISBN: 9780521639927
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 Now, this highly affable character returns to embark on a set of adventures that explore the extreme edges of the uniMr 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 Now, this highly affable character returns to embark on a set of adventures that explore the extreme edges of the universe the smallest, the largest, the fastest, and the farthest Just by following the experiences and dreams of Mr Tompkins, readers discover and come to know the merry dance of cosmic mysteries, including Einstein s theory of relativity, bizarre effects near light speed, the birth and death of the universe, black holes, quarks, space warps and antimatter, the fuzzy world of the quantum, and that ultimate cosmic mystery love The story of Mr Tompkins journey to the frontiers of modern physics will delight and inform all readers Russell Stannard is a best selling popular science writer and the author of the critically acclaimed Uncle Albert series of science books for children.

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    About “George Gamow Russell Stannard

    • George Gamow Russell Stannard

      George Gamow Russian pronunciation am f March 4 O.S February 20 1904 August 19, 1968 , born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov , was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist born in the Russian Empire He discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background, nucleocosmogenesis and genetics.

    399 thoughts on “The New World of Mr. Tompkins

    • Very cool, cute book. To be honest, science is not exactly my biggest passion in life, but I do find certain aspects of it extremely interesting, like relativity and quantum theory. It's really nice to have ideas like that made accessible and even entertaining. I liked the format of reading Mr Tomkins' musings followed by some actual explanation by the professor- it meant that I was generally able to follow what was happening. The overarching narrative was cute too, and made the whole thing feel [...]



    • This reworking of a classic work of popular science is well put together and engaging. I can not comment on the differences between this and earlier iterations like Mr. Tompkins in Paperback. It explains various concepts in physics using fanciful examples to give one a qualitative feel for some of the implications, very little of the precise math or the like is conveyed although an equation or two pop up. Some parts are just straightforward exposition of physics and may drag a little, but overal [...]


    • My wife got it from the library for my son and I to read together, thinking it would be similar to the Uncle Albert books. It was quickly obvious it was written to an adult audience, so I've continued reading it on my own. Very well done. I especially liked the chapter on antimatter - it stretched me at first, but eventually gave me a perspective I've either never seen or never understood before.



    • It covers topics mostly from quantum physics and one or two chapter are on relativity. It is a excellent book for layman who wants to know about these subjects. Concepts are explained through funny and entertaining adventures of Mr Tompkins.You won't understand the concepts of quantum physics in entirety (otherwise there would be no need for university education) but still it presents before you pretty good picture of things.If you want to understand concepts quantum physics like a proper scient [...]


    • After reading about George Gamow earlier this year, I wanted to go back and reread some of his Mr. Tompkins stories. This updated edition was available through the public library. It retains many of Gamow's original stories and the lyrics and music to the Cosmic Opera written by his wife. It does not contain many of the more dated and sexist references from the original and updates the physics to what was known and accepted in 1999. More importantly, reading this book reminded me of reading my f [...]


    • Pretty good. Though nowhere near the PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH comparisons. I got a bit weary toward the end and just like the Mr. Tompkins of the title, found myself fighting nodding off. Which he seems to do whenever anyone starts talking science stuff. If I had been the professor and some bald headed jerk always showed up to my lectures only to sit in the back and snore loudly, I would have rudely disinvited him from any future attendances. Not introduce him to my daughter. Still. A decent frame to s [...]


    • Mr. Tompkins adventures are really delicious. But I feel the last 3 chapters by Stannard don't fit very well in the volume. Argumente ale expansiunii Universului:- faptul că vedem galaxiile foarte îndepărtate aşa cum erau în urmă cu numărul corespunzător de milioane de ani-lumină- creşterea numărului de galaxii pe volum de spaţiu cu cât mai în urmă priveşti în spaţiu; cu alte cuvinte, universul se rarefiază- quasarii pe care în prezent îi vedem dar ei nu mai există*- raport [...]


    • This is a great update to a classic book. The original adventures of Mr. Tompkins have been modernized and his story has been extended. As time goes on, he continues to attend the Professor's lectures and also marries the Professor's daughter, who also has an interest in science. Modern discoveries such as quarks and superstrings are explained, and the book also shows how an accelerator ("atom smasher") works. A really fun, informational read!


    • Many of those "bring science closer" books are written in same way of trying to explain basic rules of the universe to people who did not get it on the first time or never heared of it. Mr. Tompson skips the neccessary funny and comes in terms of novel which on it's way happens to make you lagh but story it contains makes it easier to use your fanatasy and therefore remember given rules.


    • This is all about modern physics. There is so much out there on the topic, but I find most books unclear especially if you don't already know the material. This is a delightful book that really helps the reader get a handle on mind-bending physics. Still not a light read. Probably should have given it 4 stars, but I really want people to read it.


    • A very enjoyable book. I don't much care for the 'love story' subplot, but I guess the author figured he must 'dumb down' the topics to appeal more to a general readership.The parts about the effects of increasing Planck's constant and about shrinking the size of the universe were my favorites. The (too detailed) discussion of all the varieties of subatomic particles and forces, not so much.


    • A great book explaining science concepts which most people find difficult to comprehend, in a very innovative way. Though the lecture chapters get little boring mostly because you wont understand most of it, i would recommend this to high school people.



    • Probably the best introduction to relativity ever. Written in simple words and makes the reading fun. Had a fun ride by reading this books


    • A very nice introduction into the world of relativity theory, quantum physics and such in the form of a novel. A worthwhile read even if you have already the knowledge on these issues.



    • This book conveys key topics from Classical to Quantum Physics in an almost childish way. And that's a good thing. Good primer. And bonus, there is absolutely no math involved.


    • This book provides an interesting view of many hard to understand physics theories and facts. Amazingly clear, creative, and a great read altogether, this book is a one of a kind.


    • The chief problem with this book is the way it has been updated. While applauding the ideas behind some of the changes, they end up as an almost patronising exercise.


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