- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- Short-listed for BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009
- Icon Books Ltd
- 16-page b, w picture section
- Illustrations, unspecified
- 197 x 127 x 35 mm
- 460 g
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'A super-collider of a book'. -- Independent 'This is about gob-smacking science at the far end of reason... Take it nice and easy and savour the experience of your mind being blown without recourse to hallucinogens' -- Nicholas Lezard, Guardian `...the most important popular science book of the year.' -- Bookseller `Kumar is an accomplished writer... In Quantum he tells the story of the conflict between two of the most powerful intellects of their day: the hugely famous Einstein and the less well-known but just as brilliant Dane, Niels Bohr.' -- Financial Times An exhaustive and brilliant account of decades of emotionally charged discovery and argument, friendship and rivalry spanning two world wars.' -- Steven Poole, Guardian `...it does provide a fresh perspective on the debate.' -- Press Association `A dramatic, powerful and superbly written history.' -- Publishing News `This is not an easy read. There are many concepts that... I could not come to terms with, but this is the biography on an idea and as such read much like a thriller.' -- Ham & High `Quantum is a fascinating, powerful and brilliantly written book that shows one of the most important theories of modern science in the making and discusses its implications for our ideas about the fundamental nature of the world and human knowledge, while presenting intimate and insightful portraits of people who made the science. Highly recommended.' -- Bookbag ``Quantum' is an interesting and informative read.' -- Physics World `That science is a many-splendored, sexy thing is the radiating message that comes out of this fabulous book...a pulsating narrative'. -- Hindustan Times `Probably the most lucid and detailed intellectual history ever written of a body of theory that makes other scientific revolutions look limp-wristed by comparison'. -- Independent `One of the best guides yet to the central conundrums of modern physics.' -- John Banville, The Age, Australia
Bloggat om Quantum
Manjit Kumar is the editor of Prometheus, a journal that covers the arts, sciences and humanities and has written for the Guardian, the TES and the Irish Times. He is the co-author of Science and the Retreat from Reason, an adapted chapter of which Michael Frayn described as 'the clearest account I've read yet of the development of quantum mechanics.'