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

by Jon Butterworth Author

Particle physics explained in a rich metaphor, guiding readers through the fundamentals of subatomic particles, the forces that act upon them, and the profound secrets of the universe that scientists believe they hold. Welcome to Atom Land, a subatomic realm governed by the laws of particle physics. Here, electromagnetism is a highway system; the strong force, a railway; the weak force, an airline. With award-winning physicist Jon Butterworth as your guide, you’ll set sail from Port Electron in search of strange new terrain—from the Isle of Quarks to the very edge of Antimatter. Journey into an unseen world—and to the frontiers of human knowledge.

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