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    DescriptionA highly entertaining exploration of the complicated science of quantum mechanics made easy to understand by way of pop culture. As a young science fiction fan, physicist James Kakalios marveled at the future predicted in the pulp magazines, comics, and films of the '50s and '60s. By 2010, he was sure we'd have flying cars and jetpacks. But what we ended up with-laptop computers, MRI machines, Blu-ray players, and dozens of other real-life marvels-are even more fantastic. In "The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics," he explains why the development of quantum mechanics enabled our amazing present day.In his trademark style, Kakalios uses pop culture examples- everything from the graphic novel "Watchmen" to schlock horror movies of the '50s-to elucidate some of the most complex science there is. And he brings to life the groundbreaking scientists whose discoveries made our present life possible. Along the way, he dispels the misconception that quantum mechanics is unknowable by mere mortals. It's not magic; it's science!


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    Title
    The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics
    Subtitle
    A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Kakalios
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 317
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 395 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781592406722
    ISBN 10: 1592406726
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: PHQ
    DC21: 530.12
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.4
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    DC22: 530.12
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26470
    B&T Approval Code: A50890000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI057000
    B&T Approval Code: A53301500
    LC classification: QC174.13 .K35 2011
    Thema V1.0: PHQ
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, figures
    Publisher
    GOTHAM BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GOTHAM BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    James Kakalios is a professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota, where he has taught since 1988, and where his class "Everything I Needed to Know About Physics I Learned from Reading Comic Books" is a popular freshman seminar. He received his Ph.D. in 1985 from the University of Chicago, and has been reading comic books for much longer.