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Gary Zukav is the author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers However, . .Wu Li Masters" only kind of touches on that, but it provides a much more solid introduction to the basic ideas of physics as they relate to subatomic phenomena.

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The Dancing Wu Li Masters is a 1979 book by Gary Zukav, a popular science work exploring modern physics, and quantum phenomena in particular. It was awarded a 1980 . National Book Award in category of Science.

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Gary Zukav’s timeless, humorous, New York Times bestselling masterpiece, The Dancing Wu Li Masters, is arguably the most widely acclaimed introduction to quantum physics ever written. Scientific American raves: Zukav is such a skilled expositor, with such an amiable style, that it is hard to imagine a layman who would not find his book enjoyable and informative. When I wrote The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics, I had never written a book and I had never studied physics. In fact, I didn’t like science and I had no mathematical aptitudes.

Particle physics is a science that few of us really understand. Indeed, it can be an intimidating, confusing study. Or it can be, as it is in The Dancing Wu Li Masters, a comprehensible, awe-inspiring world of absolute wonder and enchantment. In beautifully clear, often poetic language, with no mathematical equations, Gary Zukav presents this carefully abridged edition of his bestseller to open our minds to ideas that embrace the nature of the universe, and to help us gain intellectual and spiritual access to this often-baffling world.With the skill of a Zen master -- who, rather than tell us about a subject leads us to understand the experience of it -- Mr. Zukav discusses the essence of physics with the sense of fascination and inspiration we all feel when we look at the vastness of our universe. He probes its simplicity and its magic -- the universal dance of everything from stars and immense galaxies to invisible, sub-atomic particles -- and leads us to see and appreciate all of it with new eyes.

Comments: (7)

Akirg
Having just re-read both books, in my mind I inevitably compare this to "Tao of Physics", as both of them relate ideas in quantum physics to Eastern mysticism. However, "...Wu Li Masters" only kind of touches on that, but it provides a much more solid introduction to the basic ideas of physics as they relate to subatomic phenomena. My background in physics is very limited and I found myself struggling with many of the concepts Zukav covers (& he kind of lost me in the last chapter or two). But overall, the book was very interesting - to the extent that, as mentioned, I read it twice and took copious notes the second time through. The book was written about 4 decades ago, so I'd be very interested to learn how the ideas he described have developed since then.
Gela
Still the very best introduction to the mysteries of quantum physics. As Sir James Jeans said, "not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. Gary Zukav brings that strangeness home in mathematics-free, clear language, and he does it like no one else. This book is a must read for anyone who claims to be educated.
Insanity
An excellent book on quantum physics treating this very difficult to understand subject, that is from my point of view being not so knowledgeable about the deeper understanding of quantum theory. The book is very readable and puts the reader in touch with the way the physicists have arrived at their various theories. Quantum theory seems to be a never ending quest to discover the meaning of the grand design, the ultimate building blocks of life itself. Gary Zukav has written a very good book for the laymen.
Kriau
This is one of those books that will have you completely absorbed instantly--and it's about quantum physics! Even if you're not math-savvy, you will understand it; it's a memorable and well-written way to learn about the hidden world of particle physics.
Haracetys
I first read this book more than twenty years ago, and I found both its explanation of quantum physics understandable for the first time in my life (after many tries), and its conclusions about the nature of the world around us totally profound.

I took it up again this year after reading *Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking*, by one of my intellectual heroes, Douglas Hofstadter, and his colleague, Emmanuel Sander. They presented the compelling argument that
we can only form thoughts via analogies. From these we create the categories by which we organize our lives. The problem is that whenever we finally settle on a set of categories that we are comfortable with, it turns out that those categories don’t really explain as much as we thought they did. Our youth consists of successively having to recognize the inadequacy of the categories we have so laboriously developed--only to discover, once we've finally developed some categories that seem to work, that those categories are wrong, too!

What was profound about that book was their recognition that great scientific discoveries may be expressed in mathematical terms, but the insights came from skilled expansion of each genius' analogies/categories. Einstein's recognition that the speed of light was the only constant, when everything else is relative, and that gravity is equivalent to acceleration represented creative extension of analogies, were a total disruption of the way people had categorized things in the past.

In short, the combined conclusion that we can only make sense out of the world via analogies--and the analogies we've come up with are probably wrong--was disturbing.

After that, I read much of *The Age of Entanglement*, by Louisa Guilder. Her position is that physics is not the tidy finished product that those of us who don’t really know much about it believe it to be. Modern physics is a process that entails brilliant observations and conclusions, but very painful ones, with different physicists having very different views on what is “truth”. Basically, Einstein's tidy categories got upset when the quantum physicists claimed that in the world of sub-atomic particles there is no underlying reality that we can perceive. That is there is no underlying reality that we can perceive without changing it. The best we can do is to identify probabilities that events happen. There is no "particle" in sub-atomic particles. Einstein died being convinced that somewhere out there was a theory that could unite the perceptions of reality we have when we look at the outside world and the probabilistic understanding of sub-atomic physics. He was absolutely convinced that "God does not play dice".

The problem with that book is that in focusing on the disagreements between the physicists, it made use of extensive (and, yes, verbose) communications among them. This tended to confuse the underlying arguments.

So, I dusted off *The Dancing Wu Li Masters". (OK, I couldn't find my copy, so I bought the Kindle edition.) And yes, it is much clearer both in describing the subject matter, and in driving home the problem we have with the analogies (categories) we have for looking at the world.

The last three hundred years of (at least western) civilization have been unusual in history. Discoveries by Galileo and Newton that the physical world follows natural "laws" that can be identified and catalogued, have given us the illusion that we understand what is "reality". In the limited perspective of us walking around, this is true, and the insights have changed all of our lives. From nuclear energy to the space program, the world we understand is vastly different from what it was at the beginning of the 14th Century.

But in the Twentieth Century, the quantum physicists have returned us to the era of Eastern Mysticism. The universe is energy, that occasionally (sort of) coagulates into what we see as matter. But this is all an illusion, based on the limitations of our ability to see inside what's going on. And we are limited in our ability to see what's going on.

In Chinese, one word for physics, "wu li" means Patterns of Organic Energy. But the same syllables pronounced differently in Chinese can mean "My way", "Nonsense", or "I clutch my ideas". There is definitely something to think about, here.

At the risk of extending another analogy that occurred to me the first time I read it. We are each actually part of an incredibly realistic video game.
Tojahn
I first read this when I was a teenager, and fell in love with it. Quantum mechanics are translated into English for the lay reader, and it's an eye opener. Although the writer didn't specifically make the argument, this is the first book I read where I started to connect the dots between science and spirituality.

When I saw it in ebook format, I couldn't resist revisiting this old favorite.
Anararius
Great introduction to the seductive world of subatomic physics. Simply written yet covers a wide range of complex thoughts. The perpetual fascination for connecting western science with eastern religion is a needless distraction. I prefer this as an introductory book of science rather than everything else this book attempts to be.
Read this book cover-to-cover some years ago - and I NEVER read books on physics. Written in a way that a layman can easily grasp the concepts of such things as the speed at which light travels. Gave it as a gift to someone who's interested in science and physics. Recommended it to my brother who IS a science person and he liked it, too.
The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics download epub
Physics
Author: Gary Zukav
ISBN: 1559276436
Category: Science & Math
Subcategory: Physics
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Abridged edition (January 13, 2001)