Publisher description for Thirty years that shook physics : the story of quantum theory / George Gamow ; illustrations by the author.


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Entertaining, rigorous introduction to the development of Quantum Theory traces its 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 ed.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Quantum theory, Physics History