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    The Ambidextrous Universe (Paperback) By (author) Martin Gardner, Illustrated by John Mackey


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    DescriptionThis book conveys something of the jubilant mood of the modern physicist as he grapples with anti-worlds, helical structures and molecular spin. It all begins with mirrors: the author uses his knowledge of mirror images to survey the fantastic world of left and right in nature and science. In an argument touching poetry, music, art and even magic, he shows what polarity and its problems have to contribute to our knowledge of the origins of life, of the fourth and fifth dimensions, of anti-matter and also of the difficulties of communicating with other galaxies. The author also wrote "Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions" and "Mathematical Magic Show".

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    The Ambidextrous Universe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Gardner, Illustrated by John Mackey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 218 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140136678
    ISBN 10: 0140136673

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PD
    DC12A: 500
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    27 June 1991
    Publication City/Country