Gamow [First] Ribbon Periodic Table
George Gamow is well known for his Gamow 1961 ribbon formulation, but this actually first appeared in a 1948 book: One, Two, Three... Infinity.
Conal Boyce writes:
"The 1961 version looks like something Gamow redrew from scratch, adding about a dozen new items as he went (also an extra loop), but also introducing some 4 or 5 goofy errors: the non-existent Fa for Ga, the misplaced Ba where Sr belongs, etc. In comparison, the 1948 version lacks those dozen updates but is free of the goofy typo type errors that crept into the 1961 version. Also, the 1948 version has the distinction of being "it" so to speak, as the moment when the Gamow scheme first appeared on the scene, to be reprinted in a 1953 paperback, which is where I first saw it, in 1953.":
Thanks to Conal for the tip!
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