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

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Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in.

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About James Kakalios

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Author of The Physics of Superheroes, JAMES KAKALOIS is the Taylor Distinguished Professor and director of undergraduate studies in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota. He has published more than one hundred physics papers and has conducted extensive research on a variety of obscure physical phenomena, ranging from the nano to the neuro, and in 2008 he served as the on-set science consultant for the filming of Watchmen. He lives in Minnesota.
 
Published November 1, 2011 by Gotham. 336 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Central to this revolution was quantum mechanics, a weird but critically important field.

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