The New World Of Mr Tompkins George Gamow -

the new world of mr tompkins george gamow s classic mr - 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, mr tompkins in paperback canto classics george gamow - this collection of essays combines mr tompkins in wonderland and mr tompkins explores the atom most of the chapters were written as essays for the british discovery magazine in the 1940 s and 50 s and then updated by gamov in the 60 s, bbc radio 4 in our time the proton - melvyn bragg and guests discuss the discovery and growing understanding of the proton formed from three quarks close to the big bang and found in the nuclei of all elements, list of minor planets named after people wikipedia - this is a list of minor planets named after people both real and fictional, march 4 today in science history scientists born on - born 4 mar 1914 died 16 jan 2000 at age 85 robert rathbun wilson was an american physicist who was the first director of fermilab from 1967 he led the design and construction of fermilab the fermi national accelerator laboratory near chicago illinois, invent new words related to onelook - port manteaux churns out silly new words when you feed it an idea or two enter a word or two above and you ll get back a bunch of portmanteaux created by jamming together words that are conceptually related to your inputs for example enter giraffe and you ll get back words like gazellephant and gorilldebeest