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 Review

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 hadron islands. The sea itself is the quantum field, complete with quantum waves. Beware dark energy and extra dimensions, embodied by fantastical sea creatures prowling the far edges of the known world.

Your tour guide through this whimsical—and highly instructive— world is Jon Butterworth, leading physicist at CERN (the epicenter of today’s greatest findings in physics). Over a series of journeys, he shows how everything fits together, and how a grasp of particle physics is key to unlocking a deeper understanding of many of the most profound mysteries—and science’s possible answers—in the known universe.

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

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  • Joseph

    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 phy...

  • Ben Babcock

    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, J...

  • Carrie

    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 h...

  • Jim Razinha

    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 me...

  • Pop Bop

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer TeachingI was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals o...

  • Andrew

    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 t...

  • Willy Marz Thiessam

    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 physic...

  • Jeremy

    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...

  • Kevin

    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 eas...

  • Roberto Arias

    A bit too much travel references, but other than that, the book is beautifully written. ...