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    • The Quantum Moment

    • How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty
    • By: Robert P. Crease, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4 out of 5 stars 35

    The discovery of the quantum - the idea, born in the early 1900s in a remote corner of physics, that energy comes in finite packets instead of infinitely divisible quantities - planted a rich set of metaphors in the popular imagination. Quantum imagery and language now bombard us like an endless stream of photons. Phrases such as multiverse, quantum leap, alternate universe, the uncertainty principle, and Schrödinger's cat get reinvented continually in cartoons and movies, coffee mugs and T-shirts, and fiction and philosophy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
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    • By MelFC on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • World In the Balance

    • The Historic Quest for an Absolute System of Measurement
    • By: Robert P. Crease
    • Narrated by: William Roberts
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
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      4 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The epic story of the invention of a global network of weights, scales, and instruments for measurement.

    Millions of transactions each day depend on a reliable network of weights and measures. This network has been called a greater invention than the steam engine, comparable only to the development of the printing press.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Story About Human Progress

    • By The History Club on 07-12-13

    Regular price: $19.95