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Gothic Cathedrals

Cross the threshold into the world of the High Middle Ages and explore the illuminating wisdom, beauty and art of the Gothic cathedrals, stunning wonders of the medieval era for all to see today. From bejewelled stained glass windows to a pilgrimage “on the road” to Compostela, the wonders of Gothic architecture continue to inspire many worldwide.
From the 12th century, the Gothic architectural style continued to spread throughout Europe. Highly-regarded medievalist Dr. Karen Ralls explores the legacy of this exquisite architectural period, whose artistic beauty and expert craftsmanship have served for centuries to inspire feelings of spiritual reverence and aesthetic wonder. She details the relationship between architecture, geometry, and music; explores the concept of the labyrinth; pilgrimage; Black Madonnas; astronomical calculations in the design and location of cathedrals; stone and wood carvings; gargoyles; the teachings of Pythagoras and the later Neo-Platonists, and more. For the general reader and specialist alike, Dr. Ralls guides the reader through the history, places, art, and symbolism of these unique “books in stone,” providing a lively portal and solid resource for all.
Lavishly illustrated with color photographs, a recommended reading section, lists of the major European cathedral sites and a full Bibliography, “Gothic Cathedrals” is a fascinating showcase of the mystic and spiritual symbolism found in these great structures of Europe, information that will help modern readers visit these sites and share in the energy of the sacred they continue to radiate.

Glitter

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike comes a truly original new novel — Breaking Bad meets Marie Antoinette in a near-future world where the residents of Versailles live like it’s the eighteenth century and an almost-queen turns to drug dealing to save her own life. Outside the palace of Versailles, it’s modern day. Inside, the people dress, eat, and act like it’s the eighteenth century — with the added bonus of technology to make court life lavish, privileged, and frivolous. The palace has every indulgence, but for one pretty young thing, it’s about to become a very beautiful prison. When Danica witnesses an act of murder by the young king, her mother makes a cruel power play . . . blackmailing the king into making Dani his queen. When she turns eighteen, Dani will marry the most ruthless and dangerous man of the court. She has six months to escape her terrifying destiny. Six months to raise enough money to disappear into the real world beyond the palace gates. Her ticket out? Glitter. A drug so powerful that a tiny pinch mixed into a pot of rouge or lip gloss can make the wearer hopelessly addicted. Addicted to a drug Dani can sell for more money than she ever dreamed. But in Versailles, secrets are impossible to keep. And the most dangerous secret — falling for a drug dealer outside the palace walls — is one risk she has to take.

Getting Started With Python for the Internet of Things

**Build clever, collaborative, and powerful automation systems with the Raspberry Pi and Python.**
#### Key Features
* Create your own Pi-Rover or Pi-Hexipod robots
* Develop practical applications in Python using Raspberry Pi
* Build your own Jarvis, a highly advanced computerized AI

#### Book Description
This Learning Path takes you on a journey in the world of robotics and teaches you all that you can achieve with Raspberry Pi and Python.
It teaches you to harness the power of Python with the Raspberry Pi 3 and the Raspberry Pi zero to build superlative automation systems that can transform your business. You will learn to create text classifiers, predict sentiment in words, and develop applications with the Tkinter library. Things will get more interesting when you build a human face detection and recognition system and a home automation system in Python, where different appliances are controlled using the Raspberry Pi. With such diverse robotics projects, you’ll grasp the basics of robotics and its functions, and understand the integration of robotics with the IoT environment.
By the end of this Learning Path, you will have covered everything from configuring a robotic controller, to creating a self-driven robotic vehicle using Python.
* Raspberry Pi 3 Cookbook for Python Programmers – Third Edition by Tim Cox, Dr. Steven Lawrence Fernandes
* Python Programming with Raspberry Pi by Sai Yamanoor, Srihari Yamanoor
* Python Robotics Projects by Prof. Diwakar Vaish

#### What you will learn
* Build text classifiers and predict sentiment in words with the Tkinter library
* Develop human face detection and recognition systems
* Create a neural network module for optical character recognition
* Build a mobile robot using the Raspberry Pi as a controller
* Understand how to interface sensors, actuators, and LED displays work
* Apply machine learning techniques to your models
* Interface your robots with Bluetooth

#### Who this book is for
This Learning Path is specially designed for Python developers who want to take their skills to the next level by creating robots that can enhance people’s lives. Familiarity with Python and electronics will aid understanding the concepts in this Learning Path.

Galactic Storm: An Alicia Jones Novel 05

Alicia Jones has some hard decisions ahead. Things have been going downhill, and she’s under scrutiny by the military and governments of the world. The worlds opinion is souring, and even a night out is a calculated risk. Some disturbing things come to light, and the government is determined to keep her in check, even if she hasn’t done anything that requires it. She needs to decide if she’ll fight, fold, or simply cash out and play her own game.
If things at home weren’t bad enough, the galaxy is split on the bug issue, and things are heating up on both the humanoid and the bug worlds. Something has to break, will she be able to make the hard choice when the time comes?
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Frommer’s EasyGuide to Rome, Florence and Venice 2019

There’s no better introduction to Italy than the classic itinerary of Rome, Florence and Venice. But it’s not dummy-proof, which is why we enlisted three of the world’s most knowledgeable Italy experts to pen this totally revised and updated annual guide. Their helpful advice and honest, opinionated recommendations will allow you to find the hidden gems that other visitors miss, avoid crowds and lines and, most importantly: plan the vacation of a lifetime.

Frommer’s EasyGuide to Rome, Florence and Venice 2019 includes:

Tons of useful maps, including a detachable foldout map

Detailed itineraries to help you make the most of your time while avoiding the crowds and lines

Can’t-miss experiences that let you appreciate Italian culture, history, and cuisine like a local

Rewarding day trips to fascinating destinations such as Pompeii, Verona, and the Tuscan countryside

Candid reviews of the…

Free Trader Box Set: Books 4-6

A Cat and his human minions return in this set which contains, Free Trader Books 4, 5, and 6 DISCOUNTED, you get three books for the price of two, with nearly 700 pages of Free Trader adventures contained in this one set! This is not new Free Trader material, but a compilation of books 4-6.
“After the 1st few pages I was hooked with the story. The characters flowed and the story line kept me enthralled. As the book grew so did the new companions. This is a rare book and author who can give a good story telling and keep you wanting more. I highly recommend this book to anyone… Craig Martelle, writes another outstanding book that leaves you wanting more.” Amazon five-star reviewer

Fodor’s London 2019

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**Written by locals, *Fodor’s London 2019* is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to London and the surrounding areas. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this London travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting cities in England and Europe.** Crowds continue to flock to England’s capital as much as ever to discover the hippest galleries, shops, and nightspots as well as to enjoy the world-renowned museums, the royal history, and some of the chicest restaurants and hotels in the world. *Fodor’s London 2019* captures all of this, and more.
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*Fodor’s London 2019* includes: **** •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: **With its state-of-the-art hotels, happening new restaurants, and multimillion-dollar museum make-overs, London continues to be one of Europe’s most exciting destinations. This guide covers the latest hotel openings, new nightlife spots, and an expanded list of restaurants for all budgets. Fodor’s London is fully updated every year.** •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: **A spectacular color photo guide highlights the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout London to inspire you.** •USEFUL MAPS: **Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.** •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: **Rich, full-color features invite you to experience the best of London. Overviews of the British Museum and the Tower of London give a closer look into two of London’s most enduring sights.** •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: **Multiple sample itineraries to help you plan and make the most of your time. Includes carefully chosen tips on what to see, where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.** •INDISPENSIBLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: **Convenient overviews of each neighborhood’s highlights make planning simple, as do features on the city’s top attractions, free things to do, and family favorites.** •COVERS:** Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum, the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, Hyde Park, Houses of Parliament, and more.
**ABOUT FODOR’S AUTHORS:** Each Fodor’s Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting the rest of Britain? Check out *Fodor’s England, Fodor’s Scotland,* and *Fodor’s Great Britain*. **
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**Written by locals, *Fodor’s London 2019* is the perfect guidebook for those looking for insider tips to make the most out their visit to London and the surrounding areas. Complete with detailed maps and concise descriptions, this London travel guide will help you plan your trip with ease. Join Fodor’s in exploring one of the most exciting cities in England and Europe.** Crowds continue to flock to England’s capital as much as ever to discover the hippest galleries, shops, and nightspots as well as to enjoy the world-renowned museums, the royal history, and some of the chicest restaurants and hotels in the world. *Fodor’s London 2019* captures all of this, and more.
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*Fodor’s London 2019* includes: **** •UP-TO-DATE COVERAGE: **With its state-of-the-art hotels, happening new restaurants, and multimillion-dollar museum make-overs, London continues to be one of Europe’s most exciting destinations. This guide covers the latest hotel openings, new nightlife spots, and an expanded list of restaurants for all budgets. Fodor’s London is fully updated every year.** •ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE: **A spectacular color photo guide highlights the ultimate unmissable experiences and attractions throughout London to inspire you.** •USEFUL MAPS: **Full-color and full-size street maps throughout will help you plan efficiently and get around confidently.** •GORGEOUS PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: **Rich, full-color features invite you to experience the best of London. Overviews of the British Museum and the Tower of London give a closer look into two of London’s most enduring sights.** •ITINERARIES AND TOP RECOMMENDATIONS: **Multiple sample itineraries to help you plan and make the most of your time. Includes carefully chosen tips on what to see, where to eat, stay, and shop as well as information about nightlife, sports and the outdoors. “Fodor’s Choice” designates our best picks in every category.** •INDISPENSIBLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: **Convenient overviews of each neighborhood’s highlights make planning simple, as do features on the city’s top attractions, free things to do, and family favorites.** •COVERS:** Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the British Museum, the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, Hyde Park, Houses of Parliament, and more.
**ABOUT FODOR’S AUTHORS:** Each Fodor’s Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting the rest of Britain? Check out *Fodor’s England, Fodor’s Scotland,* and *Fodor’s Great Britain*.

Fire Summoning (The Sentinels Book 2)

My name is Rune and I recommend not falling in love with your would-be executioner. Of course, I don’t necessarily practice what I preach.
I have to figure out why several orphans have been possessed by elementals and stop shifter criminals who want to destroy the city’s prison before it’s even built. But my worst problem is that Sash, equal parts beautiful and deadly, is immune to my goofy charm and appears determined to carry out her bloody assignment.
I fear I’m going to find out how much loves hurts.
Fire Summoning is the second book in The Sentinels, a thrilling new urban fantasy series. Mixing mystery, magic, humor, and heart-pounding action, it’s sure to delight fans of The Dresden Files and The Iron Druid Chronicles who may just find a new favorite hero in Rune Russell.

Fire Sorcerer

**My name is Rune, and if I’ve learned one thing, it’s not to play with fire. Magical or otherwise.**
The first time I used my power, I ended up burning down a mansion. The second time, an inter-dimensional elemental possessed my friend Jo. Now, with a sorcerer and a gang of werebeasts helping the elemental which is consuming Jo’s soul, I’ll have to use my magic once more.
Third time’s the charm, right?
*Fire Sorcerer* is the first book in *The Sentinels* , a thrilling new urban fantasy series. Mixing mystery, magic, humor, and heart-pounding action, it’s sure to delight fans of *The Dresden Files* and *The Iron Druid Chronicles* who may just find a new favorite hero in Rune Russell.

Evolutionary Psychology

Where did we come from? What is our connection with other life forms? What are the
mechanisms of mind that define what it means to be a human being? Evolutionary psychology
is a revolutionary new science, a true synthesis of modern principles of psychology and
evolutionary biology.
Since the publication of the award-winning first edition of *Evolutionary Psychology* , there
has been an explosion of research within the field. In this book, David M. Buss examines
human behavior from an evolutionary perspective, providing students with the conceptual tools
needed to study evolutionary psychology and apply them to empirical research on the human
mind. This edition contains expanded coverage of cultural evolution, with a new section on
culture–gene co-evolution, additional studies discussing interbreeding between modern humans
and Neanderthals, expanded discussions of evolutionary hypotheses that have been empirically
disconfirmed, and much more!
*Evolutionary Psychology features a wealth of student-friendly pedagogy including critical-thinking*
questions and case study boxes designed to show how to apply evolutionary psychology
to real-life situations. It is also accompanied by a thoroughly updated companion website
featuring PowerPoints for each chapter, test bank questions, and links to web resources and
videos.
*Evolutionary Psychology is an invaluable resource for undergraduates studying psychology,*
biology and anthropology.

Everything You Need to Know About Cafe Racers: Learn, Build, and Then Ride

Master your Café Racer then build one and cruise with it!
Café Racer has two meanings because it can denote a type of a motorcycle, or a person who rides on the bike, the motorcyclist. The two meanings date back to the 1960s in the Rockers group, which was a British Counterculture organization. It can also be referred to as the Ton up Club. The group was predominantly established in Britain but it was common too in Germany, Italy and some other European nations.
The Rockers were a defiant group of young counterculture men, who were hungry for speed, and hence they had to derive a way to customize motorbikes to fit the speed they wanted. The distinctive bikes were meant to travel from one transport café to another on the arterial motorways that interlinked British cities and towns.
The motive of redesigning a standard motorbike to fit the specifications of a Café Racer was to attain a speed of 11 miles per hour, which was referred to as ‘the ton’. The rockers would take challenges of ‘record-racing’, where a rider would ride from a café to a predetermined place and back to the same café before a song could place to the end on the jukebox. A racer could for example race from Ace Café that is situated on The North Circular Road – NW London to the then Hanger Lane junction (the nowadays-famous Hanger Lane Gyratory System) and back to the Ace Café.
**By reading this book you will:**
1.Understand the concept of a Café Racer
2.Learn the evolution of a Café Racer
3.Learn to Build a Café Racer
4.Understand how to build a racer on a budget
5.Gain knowledge about insurances
6.Get the guide to ready-made café racers
**What others are saying:**
“I am a huge fanatic of the café racer. I’ve been reading several books all of them are great but this one stood out. I am currently in the process of building my own café racer. This book taught me the tools I needed and how to keep it in my budget as well. Strongly recommend if you’re a racer like me!”- Armando Brazon
“With the guidance of this book I learned where to get a ready-made café racer and what I needed to do to add on to it. This book really gives direction and a great mapped out plan for you to accomplish your goal. I am now on my second café racer being built!” – Alex Hernandez

Europe in Winter

A fractured Europe. A parallel world. A global threat.
Union has come. The Community is now the largest nation in Europe; trains run there from as far afield as London and Prague. It is an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity.
So what is the reason for a huge terrorist outrage? Why do the Community and Europe meet in secret, exchanging hostages? And who are Les Coureurs des Bois?
Along with a motley crew of strays and mafiosi and sleeper agents, Rudi sets out to answer these questions – only to discover the truth lies both closer to home and farther away than anyone could possibly imagine.
Author bio: Dave Hutchinson was born in Sheffield in 1960. After reading American studies at the University of Nottingham, he became a journalist. He’s the author of five collections of short stories and two novels, and his novella *The Push* was shortlisted for the 2010 BSFA Award for short fiction. He has also edited two anthologies and coedited a third. His short story “The Incredible Exploding Man” featured in the first Solaris Rising anthology and was selected for the Year’s Best Science Fiction collection. He lives in North London with his wife and several cats.

Ethereum Smart Contract Development

**Become an Ethereum Blockchain developer using a blend of concepts and hands-on implementations**
#### Key Features
* Understand the Ethereum Ecosystem and its differences from its rich cousin Bitcoin
* Explore the Solidity programming language and smart contract optimizations
* Get a developer’s perspective of Blockchain-as-a-technology with exposure to common challenges faced while building decentralized applications

#### Book Description
Ethereum is a public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality. This book is your one-stop guide to blockchain and Ethereum smart contract development.
We start by introducing you to the basics of blockchain. You’ll learn about hash functions, Merkle trees, forking, mining, and much more. Then you’ll learn about Ethereum and smart contracts, and we’ll cover Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) in detail. Next, you’ll get acquainted with DApps and DAOs and see how they work. We’ll also delve into the mechanisms of advanced smart contracts, taking a practical approach.
You’ll also learn how to develop your own cryptocurrency from scratch in order to understand the business behind ICO. Further on, you’ll get to know the key concepts of the Solidity programming language, enabling you to build decentralized blockchain-based applications. We’ll also look at enterprise use cases, where you’ll build a decentralized microblogging site.
At the end of this book, we discuss blockchain-as-a-service, the dark web marketplace, and various advanced topics so you can get well versed with the blockchain principles and ecosystem.
#### What you will learn
* Know how to build your own smart contracts and cryptocurrencies
* Understand the Solidity language
* Find out about data types, control structure, functions, inheritance, mathematical operations, and much more
* See the various types of forks and discover how they are related to Ethereum
* Get to know the various concepts of web3.js and its APIs so you can build client-side apps
* Build a DAO from scratch and acquire basic knowledge of DApps on Ethercast
* Be guided through the project so you can optimize EVM for smart contracts
* Build your own decentralized applications (DApps) by taking a practical approach

#### Who this book is for
If you want to know the ins and outs of the Ethereum network and build your own decentralized applications, then this book is what you need! This book is for anyone who is interested in blockchain and wants to become an Ethereum developer. It’s ideal for existing Ethereum developers who want to develop Ethereum using smart contracts. Basic knowledge of cryptography is expected but is not mandatory.

Enigma

Alicia Jones is concerned about a few things. The bug threat, the quick rise in technological superiority for Earth, and what technology or scientific theory she’s going to focus on next.
After a personal tragedy she starts going through the motions, almost directionless as the treaty worlds debate strongly about what to do with the Bug threat. That is until a team of scientists are put together to approach the Drenil, and try and work out a way to communicate with the very alien species, which uses technology that seems more like magic than science. It’s an Enigma which may prove impossible to discern.

Elevation

**#1 *NEW YORK TIMES* BESTSELLER**
**The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together—a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences.**
Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.
In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face–including his own—he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.
From Stephen King, our “most precious renewable resource, like Shakespeare in the malleability of his work” ( *The Guardian* ), *Elevation* is an antidote to our divisive culture, as gloriously joyful (with a twinge of deep sadness) as “It’s a Wonderful Life.” **
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**An Amazon Best Book of November 2018:** The first thing to note about Stephen King’s *Elevation* is that it is a short book—small and short. This being an online store, it is useful to point out that it will not land on your doorstep with the thud of a typical Stephen King novel. The second thing to note is that it is a fun and surprisingly moving read. When we first meet Scott Carey, he is knocking on the door of a doctor’s condo. Carey discloses to the doctor that he is experiencing a unique condition: he is losing weight but not mass. Every day he is a little lighter and no one can tell the difference. When the doctor points out that this is likely not a condition treatable by modern medicine, Carey appears to concur. So if he is possibly running out of time, what’s next? Scott Carey opts to conduct his life with honor and conviction, and to make the world a better place. Set in King’s fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine, the book has very little of the classic King darkness—and it has the feel of a parable. The lesson is that we might actually all be able to get along. Could it be as easy as giving up a little bit of ourselves each day? *\–Chris Schluep, Amazon Book Review*
### Review
“Written in masterly King’s signature translucent style and set in one of his trademark locales, this uncharacteristically glimmering fairy tale calls unabashedly for us to rise above our differences… succinct, magical, timely…charming yet edgy.”
**— *Booklist,* STARRED review**
“[An] elegant whisper of a story…[Scott] finds a **** memorable—and quite beautiful, really* *—** way to depart a town made all the better for his presence.”
**— *Kirkus Reviews* , STARRED review**
“In this surprisingly sweet and quietly melancholy short novel, King weaves an eerie, charming tale of the ways that strange circumstances can bring people together…King’s tender story is perfect for any fan of small towns, magic, and the joys and challenges of doing the right thing.”
**— *Publishers Weekly* , STARRED review**

“Joyful, uplifting, and tinged with sadness.”
**— *Entertainment Weekly** *
“There’s a sweetness that feels like something new for King. It’s heavy out there right now. Here’s something that’s not.”
**—Gilbert Cruz,** * **The New York Times Book Review** *
“Delightful…What the slim volume lacks in weight, it makes up in pathos…As Carey’s weight approaches zero and his center of gravity shifts, the book lifts off to an unforgettable and deeply moving conclusion.”
**—Susannah Cahalan, *The New York Post** *
“A quick, satisfying read… the sign of a master simply elevating his own legendary game yet again.”
**—Brian Truitt, *USA Today** *
“A slim book about an ordinary man in an extraordinary condition rising above hatred and learning to live with tact and dignity.”
**—Ron Charles, *The Washington Post** *
*”* Stephen King still has the power to surprise his beloved ‘constant readers.’ [King is] a storyteller still at the top of his game. *Elevation* is a magical tale that entertains and manages to say a little something about the state of our culture in 2018.”
**—Rob Merrill, *Associated Press** *
“This is not an offering to be missed. The master is at his impressive best here, and given a chance, it’s a societal story that could actually live up to its title.”
**—Tom Mayer, *The Mountain Times** *
“If you’re one of those book lovers daunted by the sheer heft of some of Stephen King’s work, take heart. His tiny new novel, *Elevation* , clocks in at 146 pages of a story that at first sounds like a dream come true…What happens when gravity can’t hold you down? The answer comes from King’s mind. Enjoy *Elevation* for what it is: a story about something impossible happening to an otherwise pretty ordinary man.”
**—Amanda St. Amand, *St. Louis Post-Dispatch** *
“A melancholy, moving fairytale of sorts, about how tolerance, understanding and forgiveness lift all spirits — figuratively and literally. ”
**—Emily Burnham, *Bangor Daily News** *
“A welcome antidote to the angry rhetoric of our day.”
**—Michael Berry, *The San Francisco Chronicle** *
“The kind of story you could inhale in a leisurely hour… rewarding and philosophically complex piece of work, offering both social critique and a meditation on how our different experiences shape our minds.”
**—Josephine Livingstone, *The New Republic** *
“A resident with a mystical ailment begins spreading exuberance and kindness, the side effects of his unusual affliction…[a] somber, sweet novella.”
**— *People* magazine**

Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution

A daring new vision of quantum theory from one of the leading minds of contemporary physics
Quantum physics is the golden child of modern science. It is the basis of our understanding of atoms, radiation, and so much else, from elementary particles and basic forces to the behavior of materials. But for a century it has also been the problem child of science: it has been plagued by intense disagreements between its inventors, strange paradoxes, and implications that seem like the stuff of fantasy. Whether it’s Schrödinger’s cat—a creature that is simultaneously dead and alive—or a belief that the world does not exist independently of our observations of it, quantum theory challenges our fundamental assumptions about reality.
In Beyond the Quantum, theoretical physicist Lee Smolin provocatively argues that the problems which have bedeviled quantum physics since its inception are unsolved and unsolvable, for the simple reason that the…