Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos

Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos

by Isaac Asimov, D. F. Bach
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
It takes our best science writers, plus readers current with the whimsical new language of particle physics, to keep up with the leapfrog pace of theory and observation today. Fortunately, Asimov does his part in this report on recent theoretical physics developments that includes just enough history to add human dimension to the latest discussions of the nature of matter. Missing here are the characteristic Asimov metaphors and asides, suggesting that, while juggling so many pure concepts at once, he chooses not to distract his readers. No matter, they will welcome this straightforward guide to the Alice-like world of down-quarks, muons, leptons and other subatomic particles--most of which are believed to exist but have not yet been seen. When information does start coming in from the supercollider, this will be a worthy book to have at hand. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452268340
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1992
Series:
Truman Talley Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
437,046
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Isaac Asimov authored over 400 books in a career that lasted nearly 50 years. As a leading scientific writer, historian, and futurist, he covered a variety of subjects ranging from mathematics to humor, and won numerous awards for his work.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 20, 1920
Date of Death:
April 6, 1992
Place of Birth:
Petrovichi, Russia
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

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