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Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You

Written by: Marcus Chown
Narrated by: Clive Mantle
Length: 6 hrs
Categories: Science & Math, Physics

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Publisher's Summary

Did you know that there’s so much empty space inside matter that the entire human race could be squeezed into the volume of a sugar cube? Or that you grow old more quickly on the top floor of a building than on the ground floor?

The two towering achievements of modern physics are quantum theory and Einstein’s general theory of relativity. But, almost a century after their advent, most people haven’t the slightest clue what either is about. Get set for the most entertaining science book of the year.

©2007 Marcus Chown (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • John
  • 02-01-11

Brilliant

Though brilliantly read, this stuff is hard to grasp when you don't have the time to contemplate what you've just heard. That being said, it's so nice to be able to listen to it over and over again.

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  • John
  • 17-01-12

Complex made simple

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

To a friend - and to an enemy - and to everyone. This book enables a non-scientist to comprehend the nature of existence

What was one of the most memorable moments of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You?

The recognition that atoms do not die. Gives credence to the religious belief that

What about Clive Mantle’s performance did you like?

Not condescending - a 'person-to-person' explanation in easily understandable words of a complex subject

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Reaction was 'why hadn't I read this before?'

Any additional comments?

A must listen for everyone who accepts that the world is not flat

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  • Robert
  • 21-12-12

Awesome Book

This is definitely the kind of book you can listen to a few times and get something new out of it each time. There was a countless number of times when he explained something that wow me into a spiral of deep thought and when I came out of it I realized I hadn't been listing to what was being said for several minutes and had to stop and rewind, thank god for that 30 second rewind button. If it wasn't for the fact that I have an iPhone, I would have warn that button out by now. Great Book.

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  • Oscar
  • 03-05-12

Very entertaining

Good listen for those interested in quantum mechanics. it goes easy and the Reader is good at his job.

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  • Michael
  • 17-09-16

Clear, Concise, Enthusiastic

The book communicated the best information about the state of physics at the time of publication, and did so clearly and concisely, allowing an interested layperson such as me to understand and appreciate the subject. The author and the narrator also ably got the author's enthusiasm for the subject across in a genuine way, without seeming forced or otherwise phony. Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan would be proud, I think.