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The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Avery Pub Group
Publication date November 1, 2011
Pages 317
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781592406722
ISBN-10 1592406726
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $19.00
Other format details sci/tech
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
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from Gotham Books (October 14, 2010)
9781592404797 | details & prices | 318 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Avery Pub Group (November 1, 2011)
9781592406722 | details & prices | 317 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $19.00
About: A highly entertaining exploration of the complicated science of quantum mechanics made easy to understand by way of pop culture.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781400116287 Book cover for 9781400166282
 
With Peter Berkrot (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (October 14, 2010)
9781400116287 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $34.99
About: In the pulp magazines and comics of the 1950s, it was predicted that the future would be one of gleaming utopias, with flying cars, jetpacks, and robotic personal assistants.
With Peter Berkrot (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (October 14, 2010)
9781400166282 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $24.99
About: In the pulp magazines and comics of the 1950s, it was predicted that the future would be one of gleaming utopias, with flying cars, jetpacks, and robotic personal assistants.

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