AUTHORGamow, George
TITLEThe Atom and Its Nucleus
PUBLISHERPrentice-Hall, Inc.
CITYEnglewood Cliffs, NJ

This classic treatise by physicist George Gamow is a concise guide to nuclear physics and the historical progression of atomic theory. The book discusses the electromagnetic character of matter, the evolution of the atomic model, and the structure and nature of the atomic nucleus. Gamow’s style is both interesting and informative and his adept use of diagrams and graphs aids significantly in comprehension. Though the book is dated, Gamow’s approach to explaining nuclear physics makes the material easily accessible.

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