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Black Bodies and Quantum Cats: Tales of Pure Genius and Mad Science

Popular Science

By: Jennifer Ouellette

Oneworld Publications

Paperback | Oct 2006 | #171437 | ISBN: 1851684999
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Physics, once known as 'natural philosophy,' is the most basic science. This work traces key developments in the field, setting descriptions of the fundamentals of physics in their historical context as well as against a cultural backdrop. It shows that physics is not an arcane field of study but a profoundly human endeavor.

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Jennifer Ouellette is associate editor of APS News, the monthly publication of The American Physical Society, and a member of the National Association of Science Writers. A former English major and self-confessed 'physics phobe', she has written about such varied topics as the acoustics of Mayan pyramids and New York City subways, fractal patterns in the paintings of Jackson Pollock and the precarious pitfalls of pseudoscience. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is a black belt in Niseido jujitsu. Visit her website at

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