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The New World of Mr Tompkins by George Gamow and Russell Stannard, Cambridge, ISBN 0 521 63009 6 (hbk £14.95). George Gamow was a sort of prototype Richard Feynman ­ gifted, incisive, exuber...

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High Field Superconducting Magnets by Fred M Asner, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0 19 851764 5 (£55). Fred Asner traces the discovery and understanding of superconductivity. This includes the de...