'This is about gob-smacking science at the far end of reason … Take it nice and easy and savor the experience of your mind being blown without recourse to hallucinogens' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science. And yet for many years, it was equally baffling for scientists themselves.
In this magisterial book, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly-written history of this fundamental scientific revolution and the divisive debate at its core. Quantum theory looks at the very building blocks of our world, the particles and processes without which it could not exist.
Yet for 60 years most physicists believed that quantum theory denied the very existence of reality itself. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar shows how the golden age of physics ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century.
- ASIN : 1848310358
- Publisher : Icon Books Ltd (2 April 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 464 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781848310353
- ISBN-13 : 978-1848310353
- Dimensions : 15.29 x 3.05 x 23.39 cm
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