192 pages, 25 b/w illus, 9 figs
Non-technical introduction into the world of antimatter. The author shows how the quest for symmetry in physics slowly revealed the properties of antimatter.
'I read Gordon Fraser's new book, Antimatter: the Ultimate Mirror, with awe and envy ! [he] has done an excellent job in making the arcane accessible, in a style that suggests adventure novel rather than dry scientific text. If more scientists could write like this, I dare say more would be understandable.' David Myton, Education Review 'Antimatter is the fuel of science fiction, propelling, for example, Star Trek's U.S.S. Enterprise, but its study is also a burgeoning branch of modern science. Fraser, a physicist at the CERN European Laboratory for Particle Physics in Geneva, here offers a thoughtful, no-nonsense account of the strange world of antimatter ! Written for the serious layperson, Fraser's absorbing narrative ! imparts a keen sense of the colorful personalities involved, and of their thought processes and discoveries, without ever introducing maths or burdensome technical detail.' Publishers Weekly '! a superb review on the prediction and discovery of antimatter ! this is a great 'must read' book.' Stuart Tovey, The Physicist 'This book introduced the Lewis Carroll world of antimatter ! this is a fast-paced and lucid account of how science fiction became fact.' Physics Courier
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