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5.0 out of 5 stars Quantum theory explained by the master for the masses, 6 Nov 2001
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This review is from: Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
Heisenberg explains the basics of quantum theory in his own words (rather than by formulas) making it also accessible to people with little knowledge of mathematics or physics. In addition he provides a to-the-point elaboration on the enormous implications his findings have for science in general. The excellent introduction of Paul Davies is the icing on the cake.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastically easy to read, although a bit disappointing in the philosophy department, 13 Oct 2008
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This review is from: Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
I may have read too much into the title of this book, the key words are 'and' and 'revolution'. The book compares the "revolutions" in modern physics to those in ancient philosophy, and does so in a very straightforward and easily digestible manner. My only disappointment really is that I was hoping to read more on the philosophical implications of modern physics, and the book was rather light on that. Still, the physics is handled deftly and well explained, and the philosophy appears to be well understood (although I must admit I'm not that familiar with ancient philosophers).

All in all, a very enlightening short read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heisenberg's Physics and Philosophy, 30 Nov 2012
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An interesting and useful introduction to the history and theory of modern physics by a leading exponent that can be read by a layman.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well written book, 18 Mar 2014
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I am half way through this book and it is very interesting. I now have a much better understanding of quantum physics. It is also interesting to see scientific developments related to various traditions in western philosophy. However, I have never read a book with so many typos and grammatical errors, this doesn't really seem acceptable considering most of these would be spotted using a computer spell check program. Therefore, minus one star. The writing style of Heisenberg is very clear to understand. I have very little experience of physics but still found it easy enough to read. Good book, bad quality publishing.
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