Customer Reviews


3 Reviews

4 star
0

3 star
0

2 star
0

1 star
0

 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book, 26 May 2008
This review is from: The New Cosmic Onion: Quarks and the Nature of the Universe (Paperback)
This is an updated (Dec 2006), and slightly more advanced, version of the bestseller The Cosmic Onion. Suitable for school leavers/first year university students, as well as the general reader, it provides a mostly non-mathematical introduction to the current state of particle physics, with particular reference to quarks. In particular, it describes the principles behind the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the varieties of quarks, QCD, the electroweak force, neutrinos, CP violation, Higgs boson, and the big bang (219 pages). Numerous diagrams aid understanding, and the book is very easy to read. Recommended for all those interested in particle physics and cosmology.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cosmic Read, 26 April 2010
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The New Cosmic Onion: Quarks and the Nature of the Universe (Paperback)
This is a really excellent read. It is very well laid out, with a clear thread running through the narrative. The book keeps strictly to well proven science, and does not wander off into the realms of exotic theories which abound these days. However it brings the reader fully up-to-date with particle physics and the reasons for building the Large Hadron Collider.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Always Worth Reading, 24 Feb. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Frank Close is a genius.
I love his beautifully written easy-to-understand but NEVER patronising books - I bought this to update the original I had bought many years ago. Wonderful.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

The New Cosmic Onion: Quarks and the Nature of the Universe
The New Cosmic Onion: Quarks and the Nature of the Universe by Frank Close (Paperback - 15 Dec. 2006)
£30.39
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews