The Cat in the Box
Have you been lying awake at night pondering quantum superposition? Have you fretted about how to explain its flawed interpretation? Are you a fan of Schrödinger's cat? Or do you know someone who is? This is the book for you!
Award-winning physicist, quantum enthusiast and bestselling author of the Baby University series Chris Ferrie, has transformed Schrödinger's paradox into a whimsical poem perfect for science fans or anyone who enjoys using cats and boxes to explain science experiments.
What I loved: The illustrations are the best part of this book! There are so many fun drawings of Schrodinger and the cat, plus, of course, the box. I really enjoyed the illustrations. The length is also pretty short, as the verse is limited on each page and the illustrations take up quite a lot of space. This would be ideal length for younger or reluctant readers.
What left me wanting more: As someone who can understand Schrodinger's thought experiment, I found myself quite lost in this book. I needed to reread it a few times to understand it, and even then, I felt like I didn't fully get it. It was only in the context of what I already knew that I could understand this, so I don't feel like it did a great job at distilling or teaching the information to a younger audience.
Final verdict: Better in the context of learning physics, THE CAT IN THE BOX is an interesting poem that attempts to tackle complex concepts.