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Atom Land - by Jon Butterworth (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 304

Genre: Science

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Experiment

Book theme: Atomic & Molecular

Author: Jon Butterworth

Language: English

Street Date: April 2, 2019
TCIN: 76395570
UPC: 9781615195756
Item Number (DPCI): 248-64-8901

Description

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title
An Amazon Best Book of March--Nonfiction

"Take a tour through the subatomic world with a leading physicist at CERN as he explains the electron ports, boson continents and hadron islands you see along the way."--The New York Times Book Review

"Butterworth weaves a wonderful metaphor of the world of subatomic physics, sure to engage and enlighten laymen about the world of particle physics. . . . Written at a level accessible to a high school or liberal arts student, it still contains enough interesting material to make for enjoyable light reading for a science student. . . . A highly engaging and entertaining book."--Choice

"An amusing journey through the obscure world of particle physics . . . illuminates the murkiest of concepts."--Scientific American

"A charming, informative overview of particle physics . . . make[s] learning about this field almost effortless."--Library Journal, starred review

"Butterworth expertly handles even the thorniest theories and will satisfy world-weary scientists and amateur physics aficionados alike."--Publishers Weekly

"A noble . . . effort to demystify quantum physics."--Kirkus Reviews

"Yearning for a late holiday? Bosonia, the Isle of Leptons and farthest Antimatter beckon in this bracing voyage into particle physics, captained by experimental physicist Jon Butterworth. Ever an original writer, he maps the territory of the standard model and beyond, elucidating in turn wave--particle duality, the quantum field and the subatomic realm, all the way to ripples in space-time and the hunt for the Higgs boson (which, as a veteran of the Large Hadron Collider at Europe's physics lab CERN, he navigates expertly). Sea legs achieved, you're ready for wilder shores, such as the Dirac--Milne universe."--Nature

"A magnificent, compelling, and insightful voyage to the frontier of knowledge from a great writer with a deep understanding."--Brian Cox, author of Why Does E=mc2?

"These are exciting times for fundamental physics, and Butterworth describes with clarity, humor, and enthusiasm the lie of the land at the ultimate frontier. You will not find a better tour guide."--Times Higher Education
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