There are many very good narrators and all of them would fit. Unfortunately, Kent Cassella made a very bad job here. I don't know any other of his performances and I hope I won't have to know. This was probably the worst narration I have ever listened to. One could think that Kent Cassella is going to win a sort of fast-reading grand prix.
Unfortunately, I've got to admit to what another reviewer said - the course is superficial, at least there is quite a few reasons to back up such a bashing claim. Still, it's worth listening to as an introductory course to the subject. Nevertheless, prof. Lawrence M. Principe could do better job in giving more factual knowledge on such quite basic topics in his course as history of alchemy, chemistry, astrology, medicine, etc. by being more specific and providing more details, instead of uttering many empty words. Having said that, as I said, the course contain pretty substantial amount of factual knowledge to satisfy listeners expecting a basic introductory course (even listeners familiar with the history and history of philosophy of the covered period).
This book written by a physicist is not only a historical sketch of quantum mechanics' development but also philosophical recollections of what it means, in particular from the angle of the uncertainty principle. Short as it is, the book may well be a good companion to Manjit Kumar's "Quantum. Einstein, Bohr, and the great debate about the nature of reality", all the more so because the latter is mostly historical. And even in purely historical terms it's worth reading about the same events from different angles, or even just to ponder about the same important histories again, which may inspire us in a different way.
As one of the previous reviewers said, this book absolutely doesn't deserve the harsh critique a few people has given it here. They most probably haven't downloaded an additional pdf with lots of schematics, graphs, and plots which considerably eases the listening - with them the narration is simple and as clear as crystal (no pun intended). It's a great introduction to quantum physics and chemistry - if you are interested in those subjects, you don't have to hesitate, in all likelihood you won't be disappointed.
I've never listened to any of his other performances but here he's done a great job.
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