Taking the Quantum Leap: The New Physics for Nonscientists / Edition 1

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Overview

This book entertainingly traces the history of physics from the observations of the earlyGreeks through the discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the dazzling theories of such scientists as Planck, Einstein, Bohr, and Bohm. This humanized view of science opens up the mind-stretching visions of how quantum mechanics, God, human thought, and will are related, and provides profound implications for our understanding of the nature of reality and our relationship to the cosmos.

"The prose, indeed, is exhilarating, and exhibits a passion to explain - humorously...Enjoy the book for its bravura."--Kirkus Reviews

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A reprint of the 1981 edition with an added chapter on new ideas. Science for the lay reader. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060963101
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1989
  • Series: Harper Perennial
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 447,199
  • Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2000

    To Be or Not to Be...

    This is one of the best books for finding out about quantum physics and what impact it has on our lives, from the vantage point of the parallel universes (or many worlds model) perspective. Wolf's writing is humorous and descriptive, and the book is chock full of wonderful cartoons, photographs, charts, and quotations. Whether you've studied physics before or are a complete novice, you'll find lots of good information here! As active observers, we are responsible for selecting which of the infinite possible realities we will experience. As Wolf puts it, 'To be or not to be is not the question; it is the answer'.

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