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"Ouellette is a master storyteller. Her entertaining tour of major advances in physics blends in popular culture with very human portraits of the scientists involved." Jonathan Wood - Editor, Materials Today and Nano Today, and 2006 FameLab winner "I found Ouellette's book great fun...and learned a great deal from it too." David Bodanis - Winner of the Royal Society's 2006 Aventis Prize

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Jennifer Ouellette is associate editor of APS News, the monthly publication of The American Physical Society, and a member of the National Association of Science Writers. A former English major and self-confessed 'physics phobe', she has written about such varied topics as the acoustics of Mayan pyramids and New York City subways, fractal patterns in the paintings of Jackson Pollock and the precarious pitfalls of pseudoscience. She lives in Washington, D.C., and is a black belt in Niseido jujitsu. Visit her website at


"A solid, 5 star performer. Ouellette writes engagingly, the whole thing is great fun and has plenty of content." * * "Ouellette's archive of revolutionary scientific developments is big fun in bite-sized pieces." * The Times *

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