The Discovery That Changed Our Universe
By (author) Barry R. Parker
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Quantum Legacy by Barry R. Parker
Book DescriptionToday, we all take for granted the many technological marvels that have sprung from quantum physics without ever appreciating the radical paradigm shift that led to these discoveries. The story of the physicists who made the quantum leaps that have so altered our world is a provocative and intriguing one. And there is no better person to describe the history of this quantum revolution in terms that everyone can understand than award-winning physicist and science writer Barry Parker. Parker introduces us to all the major players in this history, offering interesting biographical details that shed light on their important discoveries: Max Planck, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Erwin Schrodinger, Paul Dirac, Richard Feynman, and Julian Schwinger.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781573929936
(230mm x 150mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Barry R. Parker
Barry Parker (Pocatello, ID) is an award-winning science writer and the author of twenty-seven highly acclaimed popular science books, including" The Physics of War: From Arrows to Atoms"; "Albert Einstein's Vision: Remarkable Discoveries That Shaped Modern Science"; "Einstein: The Passions of a Scientist"; "Einstein's Brainchild: Relativity Made Relatively Easy!";"Quantum Legacy: The Discovery That Changed Our Universe" and "Science 101: Physics. "He is professor emeritus of physics at Idaho State University.
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