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Alice and the Quantum Cat

Edited by William Brandon Shanley

Categories: Fiction / Fantasy

Language: English

Pages: 214

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ISBN: 978-88-95604-10-7

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"

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Learn more and more about the curious world of 21st century science.

With the help of a most curious cat, Alice leapfrogs from Victorian England into a series of parallel worlds where she encounters an entire magic box of bizarre characters: everything from strange attractors and thinking electrons to talking quantum paradoxes.

Observe the cat having an unpleasant encounter with Professor Schrödinger before he learns to jump universes at the blink of an eye. Join in Alice’s adventures in Alice and the Quantum Cat and travel with her in this new wonderland, on everything from a steam train in Ireland to a flying taxi cab crossing the Hudson River; from San Francisco’s Pier 9 to the very center of the universe. Learn more and more about the curious world of 21st century science.

Each chapter of this captivating adventure has been written by a leading science popularizer including Fred Alan Wolf, Amit Goswami, F. David Peat, Nick Herbert, Danah Zohar, Beverly Rubik, and Peter Russell.

William B. Shanley, Editor
Nick Herbert, Science Editor
Original concept by Dianne Collins, William B. Shanley and Fred Alan Wolf
Afterword by Jean Houston


Fred Alan Wolf, Danah Zohar, F. David Peat, Amit Goswami, Nick Herbert, Beverly Rubik, John Briggs, Peter Russell, Dianne Collins, William B. Shanley, Jean Houston and “Lewis Carroll”



  • Chapter Two: Alice Meets Professor Flow Fred Alan Wolf, William Brandon Shanley and Dianne Collins
  • Chapter Three: Deep Reality Research Nick Herbert
  • Chapter Four: Oyster Quadrille Nick Herbert
  • Chapter Five: The Quantum Hussy Danah Zohar
  • Chapter Six: One Mind Amit Goswami
  • Chapter Seven: Alice in Bohm-land F. David Peat
  • Chapter Eight: The Center of the Universe Brian Swimme, Nick Herbert and William Brandon Shanley
  • Chapter Nine: Chaosland F. David Peat
  • Chapter Ten: Queen Rosie Nick Herbert
  • Chapter Eleven: Alice in Ireland F. David Peat
  • Chapter Twelve: The Looking-Glass of Art John Briggs
  • Chapter Thirteen: Biologyland Amit Goswami and Nick Herbert
  • Chapter Fourteen: Alice in the Biolight Community Beverly Rubik
  • Chapter Fifteen: Underground Nick Herbert


  • Chapter Sixteen: A Photon’s Eye View Peter Russell
  • Chapter Seventeen: Caught in the Web of Time Fred Alan Wolf
  • Chapter Eighteen: Allurement Nick Herbert and William Brandon Shanley
  • Chapter Nineteen: The Symphony of Creation F. David Peat
  • Chapter Twenty: Alice Rides the Photon William Brandon Shanley
  • Afterword: Alician Science Jean Houston
  • Acknowledgements
  • The Authors Biographies
  • Bibliography
  • Scientific Glossary
  • Tentative Models of the Subatomic World