Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone. --Albert Einstein, The Evolution of Physics, p. 27
Even for the physicist the description in plain language will be a criterion of the degree of understanding that has been reached. --Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy, p. 168
If you cannot--in the long run--tell everyone what you have been doing, your doing has been worthless. --Erwin Schrodinger, Science and Humanism, p. 7-8
This book is dedicated to you, who are drawn to read it.
When I tell my friends that I study physics, they move their heads from side to side, they shake their hands at the wrist, and they whistle, "Whew! That's difficult."
Introduction: My first exposure to quantum physics occurred a few years ago when a friend invited me to an afternoon conference at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, California.
Foreward: When Gary Zukav announced his plans for this book, creating the outline with Al Huang and me watching at a dinner table at Esalen, 1976, I did not realize the magnitude of the job he took on with such joy.