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The Quantum Story: A history in 40 moments (Oxford Landmark Science) Paperback – 28 Feb 2013

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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; Reprint edition (28 Feb. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199655979
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199655977
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 3.6 x 15 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,053,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review from previous edition A highly original and engaging account of the most important theory in science. (Jim Al-Khalili)

Jim Baggott's survey of the history of the emergence of the twentieth century's most enigmatic but successful theory is a delight to read. It is clear, accessible, engaging, informative, and thorough. It illuminates an important, revolutionary era of modern science and the varied personalities behind it. (Peter Atkins)

[A] wonderful histiry of the scientists and ideas behind quantum mechanics... The basic history behind the quantum revolution is well known, but no one has told it in quite such a compellingly human and thematically seamless way. (Publishers Weekly)

Jim Baggott's inspired ― and inspiring ― idea of presenting the history of quantum physics in terms of 40 key moments works both an an introduction for the uninitiated and as a refresher for anyone who thinks they know the story. Even familiar stories come up fresh in these juxtapositions. Great to dip in to! (John Gribbin)

an enjoyable addition to the overall quantum story (Chemistry World)

A truly exceptional book (CERN Courier)

An accessible and informative history (Science magazine)

gripping story (Flipside Magazine)

About the Author

Jim Baggott graduated in chemistry in 1978 and completed his doctorate at Oxford three years later. He was a lecturer in chemistry at the University of Reading. He left Reading to pursue a business career, where he first worked with Shell International Petroleum Company and then as an independant business consultant and trainer. He maintains a broad interest in science, philosophy, and history, and writes on all of these subjects. His previous titles include Beyond Measure (OUP, 2004) and A Beginner's Guide to Reality (Penguin, 2005).


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