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Distant Worlds By Yakov Perelman
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The purpose of the book is to initiate the reader into the basic facts of astronomy. Ordinary facts with which you may be acquainted are couched here in unexpected paradoxes, or slanted from an odd... More > and unexpected angle. The theme is, as far as possible, free from “terminology” and technical concepts that so often make the reader shy of books on astronomy. The book contains chapters relating to the Earth, the Moon, planets, stars and gravitation. The author has concentrated on materials not usually discussed in works of this nature. This book is written in a witty style and remains a reference for astronomy students around the world.< Less
Physics for Entertainment By Yakov Perelman
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Published in 1913, a best-seller in the 1930s and long out of print, Physics for Entertainment was translated from Russian into many languages and influenced science students around the world. Among... More > them was Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman, the Russian mathematician (unrelated to the author), who solved the Poincaré conjecture, and who was awarded and rejected the Fields Medal. Grigori’s father, an electrical engineer, gave him Physics for Entertainment to encourage his son’s interest in mathematics. In the foreword, the book’s author describes the contents as “conundrums, brain-teasers, entertaining anecdotes, and unexpected comparisons,” adding, “I have quoted extensively from Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Mark Twain and other writers, because, besides providing entertainment, the fantastic experiments these writers describe may well serve as instructive illustrations at physics classes.”< Less
Interplanetary Travel By Yakov Perelman
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First published in 1915, a best-seller in the 1920s and long out of print, Interplanetary Travel is a short excursion into space physics. Using conundrums, entertaining examples, and unexpected... More > comparisons, Yakov Perelman dispelled some of the public prejudice that prevailed against celestial mechanics and physics of being too abstract and unable to nourish the mind. He explored, in a witty style, the opportunity of successfully completing the flights imagined in some novelists’ wildest fantasies. He checked and corrected their boldest ideas. Even today, this book remains a reference for science students around the world.< Less

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