The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics

December 24, 2012

A Book Review

Author – Gary Zukav

  • Author of The Seat of the Soul
  • For this book, Zukav won the American Book Award for Science

Harper One, 416 p.

This is an older book one well worth reading. A skillful writer, Gary Zukav explains the basics of quantum physics in everyday terms. Just looking at several of his chapter titles will give you a flavor or how he approaches this topic: “Big Week at Big Sur”; “Einstein Doesn’t Like It”; and “The Particle Zoo”.

To help the reader in the beginning, Zukav offers readers not only a regular Table of Contents, he also includes a secondary Contents section with sub-topics. As if that weren’t helpful enough, he adds what he calls, A List of Characters. This includes names of scientists, particles and theories. A great guide to what’s coming.

At the end of the book, the author includes detailed end notes, a bibliography, a very usable index and finally, a fold-out chart of subatomic particles. If you really want to make preparations for reading Zukav’s explanations, take a a quick glance at all that back matter.

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