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Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Manjit Kumar

Narrated By: Ray Porter

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: July 2010

Duration: 14 hours 24 minutes


Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you aren't shocked by quantum theory, you don't really understand it. For most people, quantum theory is synonymous with mysterious, impenetrable science. And in fact for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly written account of this fundamental scientific revolution, focusing on the central conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science. This revelatory book takes a close look at the golden age of physics, the brilliant young minds at its core, and how an idea ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century.

'Lively'A wide-ranging account, written for readers who are curious about the theory but want to sidestep its mathematical complexities'Fascinating.''New York Times Book Review


  • Benjamin Howe

    Fascinating book. I've listened to it 3 times now!