The Resource The quantum age : how the physics of the very small has transformed our lives, Brian Clegg

The quantum age : how the physics of the very small has transformed our lives, Brian Clegg

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The quantum age : how the physics of the very small has transformed our lives
Title
The quantum age
Title remainder
how the physics of the very small has transformed our lives
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Brian Clegg
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Language
eng
Summary
The stone age, the iron age, the steam and electrical ages all saw the reach of humankind transformed by new technology. Now we are living in the quantum age, a revolution in everyday life led by our understanding of the very, very small. Today, technologies based on quantum physics account for 30 per cent of US GDP, and yet quantum particles such as atoms, electrons and photons remain enigmatic, acting totally unlike the objects we experience directly. Weird quantum behaviour is also essential to nature. From the mechanism of the Sun to quantum biology in our eyesight, photosynthesis in plants and the ability of birds to navigate, quantum effects are key
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Clegg, Brian
Dewey number
530.12
Illustrations
illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Quantum theory
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adult
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The quantum age : how the physics of the very small has transformed our lives, Brian Clegg
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent.
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Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 282 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848316645
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(hardback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781848316645
  • 18419006
Label
The quantum age : how the physics of the very small has transformed our lives, Brian Clegg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 282 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781848316645
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781848316645
  • 18419006

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