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Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg

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Werner Heisenberg's genius and his place at the forefront of modern physics are unquestioned. His decision to remain in Germany throughout the Third Reich and his role in Hitler's atomic bomb project are still topics of heated debate. UNCERTAINTY is David Cassidy's compelling portrait of this brilliant, ambitious, and controversial scientist. It is the definitive Heisenber ...more
Paperback, 688 pages
Published August 15th 1993 by W. H. Freeman (first published October 1st 1991)
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Gary Patella
While I admit that it was a bit of a struggle to become immersed in this book, in the end it was well worth it. The amount of research that went into writing this is absolutely incredible! There is a good balance of biographical information and science. The last 15 to 20 years of Heisenberg's life are a bit glossed over, but this seems like it was the result of his life itself not containing much to write about in those years. I would definitely recommend this to any die hard science fanatics.
Jack Coleman
Mar 05, 2011 Jack Coleman rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Very Interesting History and Science.Great insites into the science community during the second war.
And insites as to why the power vacuum happened between the two wars which enabled Hitler to rise to power.
The book is also a very consise look at the genius of Werner Heisenberg.
Erik
But what happened in Helgoland? Arrgh!
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