Thirty years that shook physics: the story of quantum theoryLucid, accessible introduction to the influential theory of energy and matter features careful explanations of Dirac's antiparticles, Bohr's model of the atom, and much more. Numerous drawings. 1966 edition. 
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Contents
N BOHR AND QUANTUM ORBITS  29 
W PAULI AND THE EXCLUSION  62 
W HEISENBERG AND  98 
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