Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos

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Plume, Aug 1, 1992 - Business & Economics - 319 pages
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The legendary Isaac Asimov starts what is perhaps the finest of all his books with a simple query: How finely can a piece of matter be divided? But like many simple questions, this one leads readers on a far-flung quest for a final answer, a search that encompasses such fascinating phenomena as light and electricity and their components--strange but real bits of matter that challenge our assumptions about the very nature of time and space. 40 illustrations.

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Review: Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos

User Review  - Ron Joniak - Goodreads

Asimov does a wonderful job of logically analyzing what occurs in an atom from the basic electron-proton-neutron configuration down to the leptons, muons, tauons, and so forth. He ends the book with an excellent discussion on the expanding universe and how things may end. Enjoyable read. Read full review

Review: Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos

User Review  - Rajeev Singh - Goodreads

What's really wonderful about Atom is that it puts subatomic physics into the context of history. When you learn science in the classroom, often the question "How do we know these things?" is left ... Read full review


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Isaac Asimov authored over 400 books in a career that lasted nearly 50 years. As a leading scientific writer, historian, and futurist, he covered a variety of subjects ranging from mathematics to humor, and won numerous awards for his work.

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