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Infinite potential : the life and times of David Bohm, F. David Peat

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Infinite potential : the life and times of David Bohm
Title
Infinite potential
Title remainder
the life and times of David Bohm
Statement of responsibility
F. David Peat
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first biography of David Bohm, brilliant physicist, explorer of consciousness, student of Oppenheimer, friend of Einstein, and enemy to the House Un-American Activities Committee. In Infinite Potential, Peat describes how David Bohm came to believe that the traditional interpretation of quantum mechanics - with its barriers of uncertainty - was incomplete. In a bold step that turned quantum mechanics on its head, he introduced the "implicate order," which created a storm of controversy, yet may well have opened the door to a much deeper theory of the nature of reality. In these pages, the general reader will obtain the first clear, non-mathematical explanation of Bohm's brilliant theory, which gave new hope of finding the elusive "hidden variables" theory, the missing piece of the quantum mechanics puzzle for which Albert Einstein had spent decades searching. As Peat shows, Einstein had such a high regard for Bohm and his work that he made Bohm his close collaborator and friend. But Bohm the scientist was also Bohm the courageous human being. Born in a small town in Pennsylvania, he began his career as an American physicist, but was forced to give up his U.S. citizenship and flee America's borders by "Tail Gunner Joe" McCarthy's anti-communist witch hunters. This book captures the suspense of Bohm's steadfast refusal to bow before McCarthy's inquisitors and betray his colleagues, and the suffering he endured in his subsequent exile and years of wandering before he finally found sympathy for his plight and support for his theories at Birkbeck College in England
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peat, F. David
Dewey number
  • 530/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.B627
LC item number
P43 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Helix books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physicists
  • Bohm, David
Label
Infinite potential : the life and times of David Bohm, F. David Peat
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood: from fragmentation to flow -- From Penn State to Caltech -- A vision of light -- From Niels Bohr to Karl Marx -- Princeton -- Un-American activities -- Hidden variables -- Brazil: into exile -- Causality and chance -- Israel: the world falls apart -- Bristol: encounters with famous men -- Birkbeck: thought and what may lie beyond -- Language and perception -- The implicate order -- Dialogue and disorder -- The edge of something unknown
Control code
34894427
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780201406351
Lccn
96024420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34894427
Label
Infinite potential : the life and times of David Bohm, F. David Peat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood: from fragmentation to flow -- From Penn State to Caltech -- A vision of light -- From Niels Bohr to Karl Marx -- Princeton -- Un-American activities -- Hidden variables -- Brazil: into exile -- Causality and chance -- Israel: the world falls apart -- Bristol: encounters with famous men -- Birkbeck: thought and what may lie beyond -- Language and perception -- The implicate order -- Dialogue and disorder -- The edge of something unknown
Control code
34894427
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780201406351
Lccn
96024420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)34894427

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