Scrooge's Cryptic Carol: Visions of Energy, Time, and Quantum Nature

Hardcover | August 29, 1996

byRobert Gilmore

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When the destination sign on Scrooges train reads "HEAT DEATH" instead of "HEATHROW," when his dead partner Marleys face appears as a talking head in a department store TV, and when the street lights outside his flat begin acting strangely, it is a sign of a bad night to come. Like his famous ancestor, the modern Scrooge is about to be visited by ghosts. But its not his hard heart that needs opening; its his closed mind. Physicist Robert Gilmore, author of the popular Alice in Quantumland, presents here a delightful takeoff, where the three visitations represent Science Past, Present and Future. For everyone who wants a playful, painless yet surprisingly sophisticated introduction to the ideas of modern physics, this is a brilliant tour de force and a charming read.

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Physicist Robert Gilmore, author of the popular "Alice in Quantumland" and presents a delightful takeoff on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", where the three visitations represent Science Past, Science Present, and Science Future. For everyone who wants a playful, painless, yet surprisingly sophisticated introduction to the ideas o...

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When the destination sign on Scrooges train reads "HEAT DEATH" instead of "HEATHROW," when his dead partner Marleys face appears as a talking head in a department store TV, and when the street lights outside his flat begin acting strangely, it is a sign of a bad night to come. Like his famous ancestor, the modern Scrooge is about to be...

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When the destination sign in Scrooge's train reads "Heat Death" instead of "Heathrow", when his dead partner Marley's face appears inexplicably as a talking head in a department store TV, and when the street lights outside his luxurious London flat begin acting strangely, it's a sign of a bad night to come. Like his famous ancestor, th...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:262 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.27 inPublished:August 29, 1996Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387948007

ISBN - 13:9780387948003

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Physicist Robert Gilmore, author of the popular "Alice in Quantumland" and presents a delightful takeoff on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", where the three visitations represent Science Past, Science Present, and Science Future. For everyone who wants a playful, painless, yet surprisingly sophisticated introduction to the ideas of modern physics, this is a brilliant tour de force and a charming read. 35 illus