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The Particle Odyssey: A Journey to the Heart of the Matter

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By: F Close, M Marten and C Sutton

260 pages, 280 col, 70 b/w illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Aug 2004 | #143071 | ISBN: 0198609434
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Presents individual 'portraits' of all the major subatomic particles, from the electron to the top quark. The authors describe the history of experimental particle physics: its origins in the discovery of X-rays in 1895; the dissection of the atom by Rutherford and others; the unexpected revelations of the cosmic rays; the explosion of new particles in the 1950s and 60s; the discovery of quarks and the rise of the 'standard model' in the last part of the 20th century.

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