The Cosmic Code: Quantum Physics As the Language of NatureTraces the development of the quantum theory, explains current understanding of the origin and structure of matter, and shows how scientists discover physical laws 
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Review: The Cosmic Code: Quantum Physics as the Language of Nature
User Review  Mitch Allen  GoodreadsFrom as much as I read Pagels presents a reasonable survey of quantum theory, but nothing that I hadn't encountered elsewhere. The lack of any new ideas or perspectives and the uneven writing led me ... Read full review
Review: The Cosmic Code: Quantum Physics as the Language of Nature
User Review  Teresa  GoodreadsIt's been 28 years since I last read this. I recall that I thought it excellent but will need to reread it to be certain. I'm sure a few things are outdated (the discover of the tau neutrino, for example, post dates the edition I have). Vive la science! Read full review
Contents
The Last Classical Physicist  3 
Inventing General Relativity  24 
The First Quantum Physicists  46 
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