Physics for Entertainment
by Yakov Perelman
Publisher: Foreign Languages Publishing House 1913
Number of pages: 221
Conundrums, brain-teasers, entertaining anecdotes, and unexpected comparisons. 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.
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