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As good an explanation as you could ever hope to find,
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This review is from: QED - The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (Penguin Press Science) (Paperback)
I've read quite a few physics book, in particular a few introducing quantum mechanics. Whilst the subject never fails to enthrall me, I've found that authors' explanations can sometimes be long winded and dreary (e.g. Brian Cox - The Quantum Universe), however this book manages to maintain interest for the whole length. Whether it be the relatively short size or Feynman's witty and conscientiously explanatory writing style, this book manages to do two things: educate the reader quite a lot about particle physics and quantum theory, and also be highly entertaining, even amusing at times - this is something I have never observed in a physics book before.
This collection of lectures defies its age, and if you are an amateur who wants to learn and also to be mildly entertained, them you need look no further.