My First Book of Quantum Physics

Kaid-Sala Ferr Sheddad (Author) Eduard Altarriba (Illustrator)


Everything around us - trees, buildings, food, light, water, air and even ourselves - is composed of minute particles, smaller than a nanometer (a billionth of a meter). Quantum physics is the science of these particles and without it none of our electronic devices, from smartphones to computers and microwave ovens, would exist.

But quantum physics also pushes us to the very boundaries of what we know about science, reality and the structure of the universe. The world of quantum physics is an amazing place, where quantum particles can do weird and wonderful things, acting totally unlike the objects we experience in day-to-day life. How can atoms exist in two places at once? And just how can a cat be dead and alive at the same time? Find out more with this entertaining illustrated guide to the fascinating, mysterious world of quantum physics.

Topics include: quanta, light, waves and particles, mass, photons, atoms, molecules, spectra, wave-particle duality, matter and antimatter, Schrödinger's cat, the Uncertainty Principle, probability waves, quantum entanglement, radioactivity and quarks.

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Button Books
Publish Date
August 01, 2018
9.9 X 0.4 X 9.9 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author

Sheddad Kaid-Sala Ferrón is a science and physics enthusiast with degrees in physics and pharmacy. Since graduation he has been teaching science to children, continuing to study physics, working in the pharmaceutical field and staring at the universe with his telescope. He now writes popular science books.

Eduard Altarriba is a graphic designer and illustrator. He runs Alababalà, a Barcelona-based independent studio producing games, exhibitions, animation, apps and workbooks for children that are practical and fun.


"The illustrations and graphics in this book are sensational... Non-fiction is upping it's game in styling and illustrative-style and this is a perfect example of why non-fiction books need not be dull, dry and boring when they can be cool, entertaining and fun!--Book Bairn "http: // Comments, 19th April 2018 "
"This book builds on the practical with a ton of really awesome theoretical and descriptive information on practical science and will definitely serve as a superb conversation point for many years to come. Some really awesome stuff about atomic structures and the theories surrounding the creation of our universe. Superb stuff!"--Read it Daddy "http: //, 20th April 2018 "
"An excellent first look at this complex science... a beautifully presented non-fiction book that children of a wide range of ages can enjoy. the illustrations are bright and inviting and combined with key facts and concepts, it provides big ideas in a real child friendly way. If you weren't already into science, My First Book of Quantum Physics could be the thing to change your mind as this guide makes everything that little bit clearer and adds a certain amount of fascination to this underrated subject."--Mama Mummy Mum "http: // 21st April 2017 "
"Woah! Mind blowing stuff made simple, with eye catching infographic style illustrations!"--Picture Books Blogger "(picturebooksblogger), 27th March 2018 "
"A great starter book for any child who is showing so much willingness to learn or for those who are struggling to get to grips with science at school. It is, therefore, a book for all levels and even for us adults if we've forgotten or got lost along the way."--Rachel Jess "http: //, 14th April 2018 "
"The book is attractive and inviting, and hopefully it will encourage children to explore this amazing world of quantum physics... a very interesting book for all ages for a simplified peek at a very complex subject."--Raisie Bay "https: //, 4th April 2018 "
"It seems an impossible topic but the authors succeed brilliantly in making the world of quantum physics clear and understandable through the role it plays in our everyday lives. The book relies heavily on visual impact, with colourful layouts, masses of explanatory diagrams and friendly cartoon characters to help readers understand; the explanations are clear and concise every user-friendly. Who would have thought quantum physics could be so engrossing? Perfect for all ages, to really encourage an interest in science and to de-mystify it."--Parents in Touch "http: //, 2nd April 2018 "
I love it's bright and happy style and the plethora of facts and information to pour over. This one is definitely for all those budding scientists out there!--book.nerd.mommy), [761 likes - 24.2k fol "Book Nerd Mommy "
With experiments, facts and figures this illustrated guide is a perfect buy for any wannabe scientist--The Sun "The Sun Friday 20th July 2018 "
The way this book is written is a masterpiece. Things I've never ever been able to wrap my mind around are presented with such clear language and examples. If you have an older child, this would be the perfect book to start getting back into the school frame-of-mind, but in a fun, summer way--Picture Book Playdate [165 Likes - 4.4K "Instagram: PictureBookPlaydate "
The way Quantum Physics is broken down in this work of art, makes it interesting for kids. If you have a child that is into STEM, I highly recommend this--dreamreaderkids), [67 like-2.9K follows "Instagram: Dream Reader Kids "
"This exceedingly informational tome introduces young readers to the science of understanding our reality... Wow. This was EDUCATIONAL, not only for little ones but for readers of any age. The illustrations have a wonderful retro vibe that perfectly compliments, rather than competes, with the information. Baby Bookworm approved!"--thebabybookworm) [56 likes - 1.1K follow "Instagram: The Baby Book Worm "
Filled with colorful and playful illustrations by graphic designer Eduard Altarriba, the book provides a basic introduction for children as young as eight to the development and key concepts of that highly complex subject.--Physics Today, August 2018 "Physics Today "
Longlisted: AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence (in Science Books in the Middle Grade Science Book category), October 2018 US
It is absolutely stunning & super BURSTING with facts for +8 year olds!--WRDaboutbooks "WRDaboutb0ooks [twitter] "
"A stylish look at Quantum theory, and the physicists behind great discoveries." September 2018 Issue--Little London Magazine "Little London Magazine "
Silver Award in Best Designed/ Illustrated Book for Children in the Junior magazine https: //
"This book is great to introduce key concepts to children (and their parents!) in the most simplest and entertaining way possible. It's given my kiddies the chance to discover particles and photons, radioactivity and the structure of the atom, as well as reading about famous scientists of the past."[email protected] "@theworldistheirclassroom [instagram] "
"There are many graphics on each page, including pop-out boxes, cleaver graphics, and bold colors. This abundance of graphics, in addition to text of different sizes and colors, helps define vocabulary words and explain concepts. The final pages summarize how we use quantum physics today and what the future could hold for the field. The text also contains a quantum timeline, laid out in a colorful format, as well as a list of famous mathematical equations, including what they are called and who wrote them. The book could be read by interested younger elementary school-aged students with an adult, as an introductory text for middle school students, or as a review for students who have been already introduced to the concept of quantum physics." October 2018--School Library Journal "School Library Journal "
"This amazing book is aimed at children aged 8+ so I thought I would show it to DS9 today to see what he thought of it. He wasn't fazed by the fact that it's known to be one of the hardest subjects to study, he just opened it up like a regular book, read the simple information and studied the eye-catching illustrations."--theworldisourclassroom. "theworldisoutclassroom "