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This review is from: Quantum Physics: A Beginner's Guide (Paperback)
Granted, this is a particularly difficult subject for anyone who does not sleep with it; and the task to make it accessible to others is very challenging. What I was looking for was an introduction book, before going into more serious reading. I have tried real quantum physics books before, and I must say that in spite of my years of education in sciences including physics, I got lost in a few pages. So this book gave me great hopes!
But I was quite disappointed. Leaving aside the errors (quite a few, from typos to others picked in other reviews - all this gives an impression of lack of attention, and journalistic urge to publish something), I was still left hungry for an explanation of things and introduction to the approach that I could grasp. I did not find that. May be it's me ?
Three chapters are quite helpful: Nb 1, Nb 2, and Nb 8. The bulk in the middle seems to want to prove that everything is due to quantum physics, and that without quantum physics humanity would have been left without fire.
Well, I did not give up and bought Chad Orzel's book, which in my opinion is a better choice for the purpose I had.