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Publisher's Summary

In Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction , best-selling author Frank Close provides a compelling and lively introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe. The book begins with a guide to what matter is made up of and how it evolved, and goes on to describe the fascinating and cutting-edge techniques used to study it. The author discusses particles such as quarks, electrons, and the neutrino, and exotic matter and antimatter. He also investigates the forces of nature, accelerators and detectors, and the intriguing future of particle physics. This book is essential reading for general readers interested in popular science, students of physics, and scientists at all levels.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Sergio on 09-13-09

The best

Simply the best audiobook I heard on the subject. Very complete, concise and updated to the latest findings. May be hard to follow at the last chapters for a layman like me but with repeated listening I truly learnt a lot from this.

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By Gary on 01-09-11

read twice

I had to read this book twice, I didn't pick up everything the first time though. But the second time I understood almost all.

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By M. T. Crowe on 02-22-15

SCIENCE

Is Brian Cox coming over for tea, well bone up on particle physics and sound super smart. nice overview and easy to understand. no PhD required.

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