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"'Bizony brings an enthusiasm to his subject that elevates it to high drama, and shows how after even after two centuries we are still being confronted with bizarre discoveries and questions in this brand of science.' Good Book Guide 'Bizony's insightful, compelling book chronicles our quest to understand the atom through the personalities of those who looked furthest into its abyss - a human drama wrought with frustration, love, guilt and genius.' New Scientist" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Piers Bizony is a science journalist and space historian who writes for magazines such as Focus and Wired, as well as the Independent. His award-winning book on Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was described as 'full of sparkling enthusiasm' by the New Scientist and 'excellent, in every way worthy of Kubrick's original precision-crafted vision' by the Evening Standard. His latest book is The Man Who Ran the Moon (Icon, 2006)
The narrative way of telling how Science has come to understand the Atomic level worked for me. Atom was recommended by my Physics graduate Godson as a good way of getting to know... Read morePublished 12 months ago by William Taylor
Fabulous and easy to understand series dealing with a difficult subject in a manner that I was well able to understand. This Book is even better. Read morePublished 14 months ago by minoru
Fascinating read, very well written and clear. a combination of history and science. the book is not actually written by Jim Al-Khalili but he presented the tv series, but the book... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mrs. K. L. Burchill
If you want to know an in-depth history of the discovery of the atom, then you should read this accompanying book Atom, after attending the three-part series of BBC. Read morePublished on 4 Mar. 2013 by Raf van de Vreugde
This book presents a fascinating and engaging read bringing to life the history behind the discovery and development of the various aspects of science that underlie our... Read morePublished on 8 Jan. 2013 by GoddersUK
A well thought out and valuable book. I am at a loss as to why a Bluray of DVD wasn't released of the excellent documentary. The Documentary was excellent too.Published on 24 Aug. 2012 by John