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Quantum : Einstein, Bohr and the great debate about the nature of reality

Author: Manjit Kumar
Publisher: London : Icon Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gives a dramatic history of quantum theory, a fundamental scientific revolution and the divisive debate at its core. This book shows how the golden age of physics ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century. It focuses on the conflict between Einstein and Niels Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Niels Bohr
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manjit Kumar
ISBN: 9781848310353 1848310358
OCLC Number: 1082529458
Awards: Short-listed for BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2009
Description: xviii, 448 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: The Quantum --
Boy Physics --
Titans Clash over Reality --
Does God play Dice?
Responsibility: Manjit Kumar.

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