Synopses & Reviews
In the last few centuries, scientists studying the world in an objective way have solved many problems. Yet, with the view that only measurable things have reality, they have managed to split themselves and all of us off from the deep spiritual connection needed to live meaningful lives. Thus the scientists came upon their discoveries in the world of quantum physics totally unprepared. Their view of how the universe worked was shattered when they found that they could no longer stand outside looking in. In some strange way they themselves had become a part of their own experiments. This Strange Quantum World and You is a book for those from 9 to 90 who wish to gain some understanding of this quantum world. This smaller-than-an-atom world can be known only be suggestion. This book is geared toward children and suggests a few simple experiments to learn how the energy and the material part of our universe may work and that they are really different states of the same thing. We discover how information is carried in such a way as to make everything and everybody a part of a spiritual universe which is ONE. This leads children to a feeling of belonging. It also illustrates the necessity of watching how we think, speak, and act, so that we do a more responsible job of caring for our Earth and for each other. Endorsements Patricia Topp has done a remarkable job of translating the language of quantum physics into one that a child can understand. Fritjof Capra, author of The Tao of Physics Patricia Topp's book offers a bridge between the world of form and matter's true essence. Easy to read, it offers a straightforward understanding in an area of previous wonder. Having been an educator forover two decades, I plan to use this book and its experiments with my 4th grade class. Laurel Petersen After reading This Strange Quantum World & You, I understood a lot more about science than I used to. The drawings and experiments help to give a more clear idea of what's being explained. This book makes reading about a tough subject fun and easy to understand. Natalie Nix, 7th grade student This book flows from science to the beyond. Quality, thoughtful reading for children from eleven to one hundred and eleven. Terry Turk, M.S., M.A., L.P.C.
This Strange Quantum World and You is a book for those from 9 to 90 who wish to gain some understanding of this quantum world. This smaller-than-an-atom world can't be seen, but there are ways to gain insight into its workings. This book is geared toward children and provides a few simple experiments that explain how energy and matter work. It also shows how energy and matter are two different states of the same thing. Learning how information is carred at faster than lightning speeds suggests the conclusion that we are all connected in some way. This leads children to a feeling of belonging.