The Dancing Wu Li Masters

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HarperCollins, Oct 6, 2009 - Science - 416 pages
225 Reviews

With its unique combination of depth, clarity, and humor that has enchanted millions, this beloved classic by bestselling author Gary Zukav opens the fascinating world of quantum physics to readers with no mathematical or technical background. "Wu Li" is the Chinese phrase for physics. It means "patterns of organic energy," but it also means "nonsense," "my way," "I clutch my ideas," and "enlightenment." These captivating ideas frame Zukav's evocative exploration of quantum mechanics and relativity theory. Delightfully easy to read, The Dancing Wu Li Masters illuminates the compelling powers at the core of all we know.

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Decent conceptual overview of modern physics. - Goodreads
Difficult to read and didn't not very cohesive. - Goodreads
Excellent piece of writing. - Goodreads
Fascinating explanations of how the world works. - Goodreads
VX says it's a great intro to quantum physics. - Goodreads
The writing style is easy for a non-specialist to read. - Goodreads

Review: Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics (Perennial Classics)

User Review  - Mike Suter - Goodreads

The author starts off by admitting to not being a scientist, then launches into a misguided explanation of quantum physics. He takes large logical leaps; for instance, from the phenomenon that ... Read full review

Review: Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics (Perennial Classics)

User Review  - Elen Sentier - Goodreads

Having read several of the low-star reviews I'd say don't bother to read this if you have Newtonian views and are unwilling to change and grow. As Dirac said, "Beautiful theories are often destroyed ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Gary Zukav is the author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers. In 1979, The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics plumbed the depths of quantum physics and relativity, winning the American Book Award for science. In 1989, The Seat of the Soul led the way to seeing the alignment of the personality and the soul as the fulfillment of life and captured the imagination of millions, becoming the number one New York Times bestseller thirty-one times and remaining on the bestseller list for three years. Zukav's gentle presence, humor, and wisdom have endeared him to millions of viewers through his many appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Six million copies of his books are in print and translations have been published in twenty-four languages. Zukav grew up in the Midwest, graduated from Harvard, and became a Special Forces (Green Beret) officer with Vietnam service before writing his first book.

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