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Uncertainty

  • Paperback $16.95

    Feb 12, 2008 | 272 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    Feb 12, 2008

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Praise for David Lindley’s Uncertainty

“Provides a useful précis of the mind-blowing progress of physics in the early 20th century.” —The New York Times

“Lindley captures the passion of the struggle, showing both the public controversies and the sometimes harsh private judgments. . . . The story is told with verve.” —Nature

“A physicist and skilled science writer, Lindley neatly sketches the players and chessboard at the Solvay Conferences, where Einstein lost his battle against the quantum world.” —USA Today

“Charmingly written and a delight to read. . . . Highlights the human element of science.” —The Economist 
 
“Layers keen human drama on top of mind-bending scientific advancement.” —Discover Magazine

“Brilliantly captures the personalities and the science surrounding the most revolutionary principle in modern physics. . . . Truly thrilling.” —Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein: His Life and Universe

“Far and away the best popular account of the development of quantum mechanics I have encountered.” —Michael D. Gordin, American Scientist

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