Peter Hughes reviews this pocket-sized text

The laws of thermodynamics
Peter Atkins
Oxford; OUP 2010 | Pp144 | £7.90 | ISBN 978 0 199872199

Cover of The laws of thermodynamics

This book is essentially a reprint of the Four laws that drive the universe, reviewed previously. With this reprint the book's format has been changed from hardback to paperback and reduced in size to fit into the OUP's Very short introduction series. The series covers a wide range of topics and the size of the books is small enough so that they can be carried around in your pocket. The book's reduction in size has been achieved by using a smaller font but it still remains large enough to be read easily. Most readers will probably now choose the paperback version.