This book represents a very interesting introduction to Buddhist Philosophy through the lens of Quantum Physics. I know that Buddhist Philosophy can quickly become very intricate and convoluted. I can only imagine the mathematically sophisticated, tortuous depths of Quantum Physics.
However in this book Mansfield manages to portray essential teachings on prima facie difficult Buddhist metaphysical concepts in a concise, non-technical and accessible manner. My knowledge of Quantum Physics is scant but I imagine that a Physicist reading this book may qualify Mansfield's portrayal of essential ideas in that field in a similar manner.
In my experience the danger that arises when written work deals with religious or philosophical topics, is one-sidedness and dogmatism. Mansfield manages to avoid this pitfall both on the Metaphysical and the Physical level. He impartially shows the similarities but also the dissimilarities between Physics and Buddhism and thus provides the reader with a genuine impetus for independent thought. Although his conclusion is making every effort at a synthesis, he recognizes that our present state of knowledge may not afford us such a synthesis directly. Therefore he draws the conclusion on the level of compassion and world-view rather than asking which of the two approaches, the Buddhist or the Scientific one, is "right". He clearly highlights the need for each and everyone of us to contemplate the implications of the discussion for our own lives, regardless of whether we are Buddhists, Physicists or neither. A highly recommended book if you are not afraid of thinking for yourself.