A new release of Sakharov's book that was banded in the Soviet Union, with the content smuggled out on postcards. This book details the search for the structure of matter and the forces that hold this matter together.
For project managers, the process of discovery and theory are tightly intertwined in similar ways to physics. Our theories are relatively simple - some fundamental principles and some fundamental practices and the some several types of processes around those principles and practice.
The theory of project management hasn't really changed that much. What Sakharov speaks about is the abundance of particles and the failure of the theory to explain why. Turns out of course the explanation is the lack of understanding of the underlying processes that produce the particles.
Our notion of the multitude of ways to manage a project have lost the connection with the fundamental principles, practices, and processes. So no matter the details of the implementation of a method, a tool, a cleaver approach, the Principles, Practices, and Processes need to be in place of any hope of project success