Book:Martin Gardner/The New Ambidextrous Universe: Symmetry and Asymmetry from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings

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Martin Gardner: The New Ambidextrous Universe: Symmetry and Asymmetry from Mirror Reflections to Superstrings

Published $1990$, W.H. Freeman and Company

ISBN 0-7167-2093-0.


Revised edition of The Ambidextrous Universe: Mirror Asymmetry and Time-Reversed Worlds from 1964.

Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1. Mirrors
2. Lineland and Flatland
3. Solidland
4. Magic
5. Art, Music, Poetry, and Numbers
6. Galaxies, Suns, and Planets
7. Plants and Animals
8. Asymmetry in Animals
9. The Human Body
10. The Sinistral Minority
11. Crystals
12. Molecules
13. Carbon
14. Living Molecules
15. The Origin of Life
16. The Origin of Asymmetry
17. The Fourth Dimension
18. The Ozma Problem
19. Mach's Shock
20. Parity
21. Antiparticles
22. The Fall of Parity
23. Neutrinos
24. Mr. Split
25. The Fall of Time Invariance
26. Where's the Antimatter?
27. What Happened to the Monopoles?
28. The Arrows of Time
29. Entropy
30. Time-Reversed Worlds
31. Time-Reversed Persons and Particles
32. Early Theories of Matter
33. Spin
34. Superstrings
Further Readings
Answers to Exercises
Index