Thursday, 18 February 2010

Jacob Weisberg on Quantum

Jacob Weisberg, Editor-in-Chief of The Slate Group, a columnist for Newsweek and Slate and the author of The Bush Tragedy has these very complimentary things to say about Manjit Kumar's book:

'Manjit Kumar is such an engaging storyteller and lucid explainer of
scientific concepts, that for chapters at a stretch I labored under the illusion that I understood what Einstein and Niels Bohr were arguing about. His portrayal of the characters and ideas swirling around the great Quantum debate is a kind of model for intellectual history - Modern Physics brought to life through vivid narrative. I loved reading this book and learned more from it than from anything else I've read in a very long time.'