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An excellent popular explanation of what we know about antimatter, 12 April 2009
Books which attempt a popular review of a highly specialized subject are notoriously difficult to write. The experts will find little in them that is new, and the general reader will encounter much that is obscure and baffling.
This having been said, Frank Close has done a creditable job presenting the subject of anti-matter.
I personally was intrigued by some technical facts cited (eg anti-protons can be cooled with electrons) and amused by several popular explanations (eg How a space explorer should communicate with super-intelligent inhabitants to ascertain that their territory is not made of anti-matter: a wise precaution before attempting to land.)
An excellent book. I am glad to have it.