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Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics

Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics

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Journey into an unseen world--and to the frontiers of human knowledge

Welcome to Atom Land, the impossibly small world of quantum physics. With award-winning physicist Jon Butterworth as your guide, you'll set sail from Port Electron in search of strange new terrain. Each discovery will expand the horizons of your trusty map--from the Hadron Island to the Isle of Quarks and beyond. Just beware of Dark Energy and other sea monsters

A masterful work of metaphor, Atom Land also gives form to the forces that shape the universe: Electromagnetism is a highway system; the strong force, a railway; the weak force, an airline. But, like Butterworth, you may find that curiosity is the strongest force of all--one that pulls you across the subatomic seas, toward the unknown realm of Antimatter, and to the very outer reaches of the cosmos.

Author: Jon Butterworth
Publisher: Experiment
Published: 03/20/2018
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.50w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781615193738

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 01/01/2018
Kirkus Reviews 02/01/2018
Library Journal 02/15/2018 pg. 80
Choice 10/01/2018

About the Author
Jon Butterworth is a professor of physics and astronomy at University College London and a member of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. He writes the Life and Physics blog for the Guardian. In 2013, he received the Chadwick Medal of the Institute of Physics. He is also the author of Most Wanted Particle, shortlisted for Book of the Year by Physics World.

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