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

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

James Kakalios


A hugely pleasing exploration of the complex technological know-how of quantum mechanics made effortless to appreciate when it comes to popular culture.

As a tender technology fiction fan, physicist James Kakalios marveled at the longer term anticipated within the pulp magazines, comics, and flicks of the '50s and '60s. through 2010, he was once certain we would have flying autos and jetpacks. yet what we ended up with-laptop pcs, MRI machines, Blu-ray avid gamers, and dozens of different real-life marvels-are much more really good. In The extraordinary tale of Quantum Mechanics, he explains why the improvement of quantum mechanics enabled our outstanding current day.

In his trademark variety, Kakalios makes use of popular culture examples- every little thing from the picture novel Watchmen to schlock horror videos of the '50s-to elucidate the most complicated technological know-how there is. And he brings to existence the groundbreaking scientists whose discoveries made our current existence attainable. alongside the way in which, he dispels the misperception that quantum mechanics is unknowable through mere mortals. it is not magic; it really is science!

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