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Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics Hardcover
by Jon Butterworth. Edition Date:: 03/20/2018
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 physics 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.
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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