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    • Quantum Theory

    • A Very Short Introduction
    • By: John Polkinghorne
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    Quantum theory is the most revolutionary discovery in physics since Newton. This book gives a lucid, exciting, and accessible account of the surprising and counterintuitive ideas that shape our understanding of the sub-atomic world. It does not disguise the problems of interpretation that still remain unsettled 75 years after the initial discoveries. The main text makes no use of equations, but there is a Mathematical Appendix for those desiring stronger fare.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Makes it easier to understand other QM books

    • By Kindle me this: on 05-01-14

    Regular price: $17.50

    • One World

    • The Interaction of Science and Theology
    • By: John C. Polkinghorne
    • Narrated by: James Robert Killavey
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    Both science and religion explore aspects of reality, providing "a basis for their mutual interaction as they present their different perspectives onto the one world of existent reality," Polkinghorne argues. In One World he develops his thesis through an examination of the nature of science, the nature of the physical world, the character of theology, and the modes of thought in science and theology. He identifies "points of interaction" and points of potential conflict between science and religion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book - much food for thought

    • By Edward on 01-01-15

    Regular price: $19.95