Monday, 15 December 2008

Quantum - reviewed in Odyssey magazine, South Africa

'Beautifully written ... a tour de force that covers the fierce debate about the foundations of reality that gripped the scientific community through the 20th century.'

Read the full review - alongside one on another Icon title, Atom - here.

Quantum - one of John Banville's Books of the Year

John Banville, who won the Man Booker prize for his novel The Sea in 2005, chooses Quantum as one of his three books of the year in Australia's The Age newspaper:

'Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality (Icon Books) by Manjit Kumar is one of the best guides yet to the central conundrums of modern physics.'

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Quantum - reviewed in the Daily Telegraph

'Admirably ambitious ... for those who already know at least some of the physics and want a brief, non-academic but thorough history of the subject's golden age, it is hard to beat.'

Read the full review here.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Quantum - new reprint jacket

Quantum has just recently been reprinted and we've taken the opportunity to include some of the brilliant press quotes the book has received on the new jacket - and here it is:

Friday, 5 December 2008

Quantum - an exclusive extract

Read the Prologue of Manjit Kumar's Quantum here - click on the book below to zoom in:

Quantum - reviewed at The Book Depository

'A thrilling account of quantum theory that focusses on the central relationship between Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein'

Scroll down on this page to see the full piece.

Quantum - reviewed in the Independent

'Manjit Kumar's Quantum is a super-collider of a book, shaking together an exotic cocktail of free-thinking physicists, tracing their chaotic interactions and seeing what God-particles and black holes fly up out of the maelstrom. He provides probably the most lucid and detailed intellectual history ever written of a body of theory that makes other scientific revolutions look limp-wristed by comparison.'

Read the full review here.