9781848318465

The Quantum Age How the Physics of the Very Small has Transformed Our Lives

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  • ISBN13:

    9781848318465

  • ISBN10:

    1848318464

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/22/2015
  • Publisher: Icon Books

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Summary

The Stone Age, the Iron Age, and the steam and electrical ages all saw the reach of humankind transformed by new technology. Now we are living in the Quantum Age, a revolution in everyday life led by our understanding of the very, very small.

Quantum physics account for 30 percent of American GDP and are at the heart of every electronic device; every smartphone and laser we use.

Acclaimed popular science author Brian Clegg brings his trademark clarity and enthusiasm to a book that will give the world around you a new sense of wonder.

Author Biography

Science writer Brian Clegg studied physics at Cambridge University and specialises in making the strangest aspects of the universe, from infinity to time travel and quantum theory, accessible to the general reader. He is editor of www.popularscience.co.uk and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His previous books include Inflight Science, The Universe Inside You, Dice World and Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide.

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