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Higgs: The invention and discovery of the 'God Par&hellip by Jim Baggott
This book is more of a history of the standard model rather than the higgs inparticular, and thus while some good explanations are provided for beta decays, strong force interaction etc it feels somewhat lacking - I'd hoped for a more technical look at the higgs itself rather than at its history.
Neutrino by Frank Close
Neutrino by Frank Close
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 10 Mar 2014
Close does a great job of elucidating the quest for the neutrino in this book - having read his previous 'Antimatter', which was a lot less than elucidating, and thus having low expectations for this sequel, I was pleasantly surprised by both the comprehensivity and yet scientific detail of this book. A fun, short read (as opposed to a Brian Greene trek...), and one abound with the ever-desired 'ah, yes' moments that make physics worth its while.

166 pages of accessible and interesting cutting edge physics.
Six Easy Pieces: Fundamentals of Physics Explained&hellip by Richard P Feynman
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Feynman, 1 Mar 2014
Feynman is often lauded as the greatest modern physicist - not just for his work, but for his ability to communicate. This book proves that fantastically.

These lectures are easy. Anyone who has done GCSE Physics will find themselves recovering familiar territory in the first chapter, but rest assured it does get a lot more interesting. Once comfortable subjects such as potential energies and moments are covered, the world of quantum mechanics is entered, and frankly the book is worth 5 stars just for the last chapter. Quite simply, despite having read many popular physics books, I have never seen such a comprehensible yet in-depth introduction into QM, no complex differentials… Read more