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Mr Tompkins in Paperback
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Foreword Roger Penrose; 1. City speed limit; 2. The Professor's lecture on relativity which caused Mr Tompkins's dream; 3. Mr Tompkins takes a holiday; 4. The Professor's lecture on curved space, gravity and the universe; 5. The pulsating universe; 6. Cosmic opera; 7. Quantum billiards; 8. Quantum jungles; 9. Maxwell's demon; 10. The gay tribe of electrons; 10 1/2. A part of the previous lecture which Mr Tompkins slept through; 12. Inside the nucleus; 13. The wood carver; 14. Holes in nothing; 15. Mr Tompkins tastes a Japanese meal.

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This classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in physics, from atomic structure to relativity.

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'Enthusiastically recommended to both scientific and general readers.' The Guardian
'Will vastly fascinate the whimsical, and is also entirely scientific.' Scientific American

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