The Adventures of Mr. Tompkins is a loving adaptation, drawn in vivid, teeming detail by local artist Scorpio Steele, that adopts the senior Gamow's beloved series. "Part of our inspiration to introduce a fun and educational science series is the fact that our science students are falling far behind science students from other industrial countries," says Igor. "When I joined the engineering faculty at CU in 1967, American science students were number one in the world. Today we're number 25. This is simply a dreadful situation that needs to be corrected. Mr. Tompkins to the rescue!"
Gamow and Steele will appear today at 2 p.m. at the Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street, to discuss and sign copies of The Adventures of Mr. Tompkins. Admission is free. For info, call 303-447-2074 or visit www.boulderbookstore.com.
Sun., June 27, 2 p.m., 2010