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The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics : A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World
by James Kakalios


Overview - A highly entertaining exploration of the complicated science of quantum mechanics made easy to understand by way of pop culture.

As a young science fiction fan, physicist James Kakalios marveled at the future predicted in the pulp magazines, comics, and films of the '50s and '60s.  Read more...


 
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Overview
A highly entertaining exploration of the complicated science of quantum mechanics made easy to understand by way of pop culture.

As a young science fiction fan, physicist James Kakalios marveled at the future predicted in the pulp magazines, comics, and films of the '50s and '60s. By 2010, he was sure we'd have flying cars and jetpacks. But what we ended up with-laptop computers, MRI machines, Blu-ray players, and dozens of other real-life marvels-are even more fantastic. In The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics, he explains why the development of quantum mechanics enabled our amazing present day.

In his trademark style, Kakalios uses pop culture examples- everything from the graphic novel Watchmen to schlock horror movies of the '50s-to elucidate some of the most complex science there is. And he brings to life the groundbreaking scientists whose discoveries made our present life possible. Along the way, he dispels the misconception that quantum mechanics is unknowable by mere mortals. It's not magic; it's science


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781592406722
  • ISBN-10: 1592406726
  • Publisher: Gotham Books
  • Publish Date: November 2011
  • Page Count: 317
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.87 pounds


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