Science has not stood still in the years since In Search of Schrödinger's Cat was written, and in this new book, Gribbin brings us up to speed on the latest developments. New interpretive models have been put forth about the nature of particles and light; experimental evidence has turned over many of the basic precepts of the Copenhagen interpretation, which says that until it is observed, the subatomic world exists only as a probability wave, lacking any objective reality independent of observation. The new models offer not only a paradigm independent of an observer, but also begin to unite quantum phenomena with relativity and Newtonian mechanics. This is not to say that the quantum realm has become more comprehensible. With particles existing simultaneously as particles and waves, feedback loops, and waves that move forward and backward in time, the quantum world is still a strange, strange place; it's just a little less solipsistic.
As in his previous books, Gribbin deftly translates the abstruse mathematics of these new theories into a highly readable narrative that informs as it entertains. Schrödinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality is a book that can be enjoyed by expert and layman alike. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The book is appropriate for the lay reader with a general interest in science.
I think "In Search of Schrodinger's Cat" and "Schrodinger's Kittens" gives you a good explanation of quantum mechanics and makes you want to learn more about it.
You need to read more than one book to get a full understanding of what is know as Quantum Electrodynamics.
The author plays a bit fast & loose with this material, but it's still fascinating.Published 1 month ago by Rudolf Dankwort
So good I bought it TWICE and read it THRICE. (One was a present). Grubbing is so fun to read and that is what you want with a subject so dense.Published 6 months ago by rob0bOy
I find John Gribbin a very clear explainer of the whole idea of quantum mechanics. The only criticism might be that he has written a later book which means that this earlier book... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Charon
Sequel to Schrodinger's Cat updates to quantum theory. Very good for beginners. Gives you the benefit of new experiments and new ideas. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Eddie Christenson
Gribbin writes very well and manages to give an engaging but non-mathematical sequel here to his first book on the subject, i.e. Read morePublished on May 31, 2012 by wanderkunstler
Purchased this book for my son. I Could not find it at any local bookstores. It was exactly what he was looking for.Published on November 26, 2011 by Fedrizzle Mom "Char"
I just recently finished this book for the second time having read it the first time when it was originally published. I really appreciate Mr. Read morePublished on November 1, 2011 by K. A. Czepelka
This is pretty much a second volume of John Gribbin's 'novel' on Quantum Mechanics. While volume 1, "In Search of Schrodinger's Cat", is a (more or less) chronological description... Read morePublished on April 6, 2011 by Rui Antunes