Bohr and Quantum Theory (The Big Idea)

Author(s): Paul Strathern


Niels Bohr's discoveries in quantum theory led to advances in physics and our understanding of atomic structure. His work won for him the Nobel Prize in 1922. Yet his ideas continue to propel physics towards towards new discoveries. But what is quantum theory? Most of us do not understand even the basics of one of the most significant advances scientists ever made. A whole new field in science has been opened up, whose ambiguities are still challenging scientists around the world. The key to understanding such complex realities as black holes or the nuclear bomb lies with quantum theory. This book presents a snapshot of Bohr's life and work, giving a clear and accessible explanation of the meaning and importance of his discoveries, and their implications for society.

Product Information

THE BIG IDEA is a hugely popular series of science books that, at only 96 pages each, are an accessible read for the amateur


General Fields

  • : 9780099238324
  • : Ebury Publishing
  • : Arrow Books Ltd
  • : 0.112
  • : June 1998
  • : 199mm X 130mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Strathern
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 530.12092
  • : From 2 to 99
  • : 112
  • : Illustrations