The Testimony of Daniel Pagels — A Novel of Quantum Possibility - Vickery TurnerMacdonald, 1991, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.
From the cover: “A murderer usually leaves something behind -a button, a thread of clothing, fingerprints. Did Lawrence Pagels murder John Nields and in the panic of the moment leave his five-year-old grandson behind? Who else could have taken young Daniel, barefoot and in his pyjamas, across the San Fernando valley late at night? The only thing Lawrence Pagels had going for him was a couple of witnesses, one who saw the child at home with Pagels and the other who saw him at exactly the same time in Nields’ kitchen. They were ten miles apart. How could you explain that? Disbelieving but desperate, oddball lawyer Edgar Stassen raises a unique defence — and the laws of California are confronted by the laws of quantum physics, as a bevy of scientists try to explain, through Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Bell’s Theorem and Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, how Daniel could seem to be in two places at once. But quantum physics deals in the unknowable. The sceptical jurors just won’t believe it- unless Daniel can show them how it was done. And can he? Can anyone? A gripping intermeshing of courtroom drama, philosophy, fascinating characters and some of the most exciting scientific ideas around, The Testimony of Daniel Pagels is both a fast-paced murder mystery and a doorway to limitless possibilities of the mind.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 354
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