"This is an excellent translation of a magnificent book. . . . [T]he Italian physicist GianCarlo Ghirardi gives a non-technical and critical exposition of deep facts about the foundations of quantum mechanics."--Adonai S. Sant' Anna, Mathematical Reviews
"[A] sweeping treatment of one of the most unfathomable yet important scientific frameworks of our time."--Cait Goldberg, Science News
"This remarkable book provides a careful and nontechnical introduction to the fundamental epistemological questions of quantum mechanics. . . . [I]t sets out with an in-depth discussion of the conceptual revolution brought about by the transition from a classical to a quantum description of the physical world. . . . All in all a marvelous and thought provoking book by one of the leading scientists in the field."--M. Kunzinger, Monatschefte für Mathematik
"A modern overview of the state of quantum theory. . . The breadth and depth are very impressive."--Choice
From the Inside Flap
"This impressive book leads the lay reader to a real understanding of the problems of interpreting quantum mechanics. It is a well-balanced, indeed wise, book, which will stand the test of time as an intellectually responsible introduction to the field. It is also so far as I know the first book at its level to have chapters on the important topics of quantum cryptography and quantum computation."--Jeremy Butterfield, University of Oxford --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.