The New World of Mr. Tompkins by George Gamow,
a glimpse into the world of physics
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The book tells the story of Mr. Tompkins' adventures in an alternative world where the speed of light is much slower and the Planck constant is radically higher than what they are in the real world. George Gamow, the author of this popular book, depicts a world with an exaggerated version of real-world physical phenomena to help his readers understand the theory of relativity, cosmology, quantum theory, and basic principles of particle physics.