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ISBN-13: 978-9814343473 ISBN-10: 9814343471 Edition: 2nd

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"The style is very entertaining and makes it hard to realize that one learns a great deal about modern physics and how it came about, without the need for going through equations. The main text is written with great knowledge and insight. This book can be recommended to anyone who is interested in modern physics and its history and who favours the anecdotal approach rather than the merely factual. It puts across a great deal of knowledge while being most enjoyable." -- Contemporary Physics

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"Capri has woven these stories so skillfully into an exposition of modern physics and its historical development that the reader hardly notices he is learning something (in fact a great deal) as he gets carried from one laugh to the next. My mouth is watering for Volume 2." -- Professor Werner Israel, University of Victoria, Canada

"This book is a great success and will be sure to entertain physicists and science lovers, exposing, as it does, the human face of physics. It will enable those without a good grasp of physics to gain a 'big picture' view of the development of modern physics through the figures that made it." -- Mathematical Reviews

"While many of the quotations are available in some of the earlier books, the virtue of the present one is that all of them are in one place and easy to find ... While this book will be enjoyed most by those who are familiar with modern physics, it will certainly constitute delightful reading for students as well as discriminating public interested in modern science." -- Current Science

"While many of the quotations are available in some of the earlier books, the virtue of the present one is that all of them are in one place and easy to find ... While this book will be enjoyed most by those who are familiar with modern physics, it will certainly constitute delightful reading for students as well as discriminating public interested in modern science." --Current Science

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Anton Capri was born In Czernowitz Romania. When the North Bucovina was taken by the Soviet Union, his parents left. He came to Canada in 1949. In 1960 he married Skaidrite Kveps. After earning a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Princeton University he moved to Edmonton, Alberta where he became a professor. He is now Professor Emeritus and lives with Skaidrite in Edmonton .

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