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

For fans of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry: a richly conjured world, in map and metaphor, of particle physics Atom Land brings the impossibly small world of particle physics to life, taking readers on a guided journey through the subatomic world. Readers will sail the subatomic seas in search of electron ports, boson continents, and ha For fans of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry: a richly conjured world, in map an...

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Title:Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics
Author:Jon Butterworth
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Genres:Science
ISBN:1615193731
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

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

  • penny shima glanz
    May 02, 2018
    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...
  • Beth
    May 21, 2018
    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...
  • Ben Babcock
    Apr 04, 2018
    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...
  • Joseph
    Feb 04, 2018
    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...
  • Carrie
    Apr 07, 2018
    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...
  • Pop Bop
    Jan 22, 2018
    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...
  • Jim Razinha
    Oct 31, 2017
    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...
  • Aloysius
    May 14, 2018
    An interesting way to explain quantum mechanics and subatomic particle physics. ...
  • Kevin
    Apr 02, 2018
    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...
  • Sharon
    Apr 12, 2018
    Butterworth uses geography and travel to describe subatomic particles. it is enjoyable and his analogies make most aspects easy to remember. ...
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    Jan 09, 2018
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  • Steve
    Nov 19, 2017
    Understanding particle physics through travel analogies I enjoyed this book. There are lots of books on physics, but what sets this one apart is the liberal use of travel analogies to explain going from larger to smaller particles. I got the sense that author Jon Butterworth truly w...
  • Andrew
    Feb 09, 2018
    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...
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    Mar 15, 2018
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  • Jeremy
    Nov 13, 2017
    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...
  • Riku Sarlin
    May 17, 2018
    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...
  • Roberto Arias
    Nov 24, 2017
    A bit too much travel references, but other than that, the book is beautifully written. ...
  • Mandar Kulkarni
    Apr 11, 2018
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    Apr 02, 2018
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    May 16, 2018
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    Mar 08, 2018
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    Apr 09, 2018
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    Nov 16, 2017
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  • Sid Nuncius
    Jan 20, 2018
    I thought A Map Of The Invisible was very good indeed. Jon Butterworth is both a fine physicist and a very engaging writer. The combination produces something rather special here. Butterworth's aim is to give the non-physicist an insight into the quantum world, from the basic struct...
  • Mary Alderete
    Apr 29, 2018
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    Nov 25, 2017
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  • Joel Mitchell
    Dec 17, 2017
    Edwin Abbott Abbott wrote Flatland to help explore geometry, dimensions, and related topics (as well as a healthy dose of spiritual/social commentary); now Jon Butterworth does something similar for particle physics (hold the social commentary). He describes the most current theories ...
  • Carlo Caione
    Dec 05, 2017
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    May 05, 2018
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  • Willy Marz Thiessam
    Oct 20, 2017
    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....