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Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on 21 September 2002
This book is one of the best I have read which in simple language explains the meaning of quantum theory and relativity. As it claims in its introduction no mathmatical knowledge is required nd no equations are used. I particulaly liked the analogies used to explains the difficult concepts involved and it is a book I shall return to. A good read
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 17 October 2004
I had read several well known books on the new physics before I came across this one, but never really grasped what Quantum Mechanics was all about. This book took me into a galaxy of fascinating new worlds and new possibilities. I found it absolutely rivetting. At last, an author who understands how to put over incredibly complex concepts in comprehensible language. That. to me, is what good writing is all about. Thank you Gary Zukav - this book blew my mind!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 4 October 2004
Talk about glutton for punishment, I read this book twice. I swear the person that wrote this does not have a TV which explains his lack of knowledge of contemporary physics let alone any depth. There are references to the "New Physics." Is that like "New Age?"

90% of the matter must be missing from this book. Or how else can he take physics out of context and make such fantastic leaps to religions that he knows little of. He even twists the religion around to serve some unknown purpose.

Many people say they did not understand physics until this book; Surprise, you still do not. You now know what Zukav wished physics was. Take anti-matter for instants that does not mean the opposite of matter. And the relationship between particles has no correlation with the relationship of dogs and cats.

At least get it straight before mixing it up. Try reading some of these:
"The Ascent of Man by Jacob Bronowski." The book is available everywhere and there is an excellent DVD presentation.

The Upanishads by Eknath Easwaran (Editor), Michael N. Nagler (Photographer)

Or just about any mainstream material on physics and religion.

Then if you still want to mix the two worlds into one read a book by someone a little more reliable:
The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism by Fritjof Capra.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 10 April 2009
I bought this some 10 years ago and it's still in my mind as one of the better ones to buy if you want to understand the New Physics and the Chinese philosophical concepts that are really needed to understand the subject.You really need to take on board non-western methods of thinking, this book helps you to acquire the mental tools needed (Tzu-ju, Wu-wei etc). Once you understand the Chinese, you are able to understand the Physics.
Well worth buying

Neil
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 25 February 2005
This was the first book I read about new physics and the way science was going. I found it quite differcult to understand but I was only 15. Some of this stuff seams common knowlegde now, but I still think its a good book to start at and it has some thouhgt provocing questions if not all the answers you may need. I found some of the eastern religious thouhgts a bit differcult to comprehend but its only a small part and maybe adds to the story. Well written and well worth reading!!
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on 11 August 2014
Intriguing look at the subject, the author draws on his knowledge of the spiritual and the new reality in Physics (Wu Li).
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on 5 March 2015
Brilliant, had the original but lost it during removals. This is like meeting an old friend.
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 27 November 2004
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Gary Zukov takes the reader in hand and leads them throughout the minefield of complex physics in a simple and enjoyable manner.
Well worth it.
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on 8 November 2014
Excellent read
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 June 2013
a present that i have been informed from the recipient is first class and recommended.
apparently its both exciting and informative.
as i have said this is feedback from the relation for whom the book was bought for.
the book was in good condition and delivery first class.
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