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Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren't shocked by quantum theory, you didn't really understand it. For most people, quantum theory is synonymous with mysterious, impenetrable science. And in fact for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly written account of this fundamental scientific revolution, focusing on the central conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science. This revelatory book takes a close look at the golden age of physics, the brilliant young minds at its core--and how an idea ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century.

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"A lucid account of quantum theory (and why you should care) combined with a gripping narrative."--San Francisco Chronicle

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Manjit Kumar has degrees in physics and philosophy and has written for Slate, The Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, The Independent, and New Scientist. He lives in London.

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Christopher Lindberg, January 21, 2012 (view all comments by Christopher Lindberg)
This book is a terrific synopsis of the establishment and early years of quantum mechanics. It is both an approachable overview of the science and a great history of an over-looked, though critical, period. These are discoveries that have profoundly shaped the way we view our universe. Their repercussions are still unfolding.
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ISBN:
9780393339888
Author:
Kumar, Manjit
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Physics-Quantum Mechanics
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of photographs
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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