The Wizard of Quarks: A Fantasy of Particle Physics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 21, 2001 - Science - 202 pages
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Get ready to take another fantastic journey with physicist and author Robert Gilmore, this time with Dorothy, following the yellow building block road through the land of the Wizard of Quarks. Using characters and situations based on the universally known story, The Wizard of Oz, we learn along the way about the fascinating world of particle physics. Classes of particles, from quarks to leptons are shown in atomic garden, where atoms and molecules are produced; see how Dorothy, The Tin Geek, and the Cowardly Lion experience the bizarre world of subatomic particles. Thousands of readers who were delighted by the adventures and science content of Alice in Quantumland are in for another treat, with the prose and illustrations of Robert Gilmore.
 

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I thought it would be humorous, but I just can't get through it, which is saying a lot because I can read just about anything. I'm a science buff, and really enjoy Wizard of Oz, but the mix just doesn't work for me in this book. Read full review

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There was a time that whenever I went to the bookstore, I'd always have to leave with a book. I would usually hang out in the science fiction/fantasy area, until it seemed that none of the books ... Read full review

Contents

The Witch of Mass
1
The Observant Scarecrow
15
The Tin Geek
31
The Confident Lion
47
The Atomic Garden
63
The Seed at the Heart of the World
79
The Kingdom of Cern
97
The Field of the Weave of Light
115
The Wizard of Quarks
133
The Plaza of the Immortals
151
A Weak Old Woman
165
The Higgs of the Masskervilles
183
Through the Great Experimental Desert
195
Index
201
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