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An excellent popular explanation of what we know about antimatter,
This review is from: Antimatter (Hardcover)
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.
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Initial post: 17 Nov 2010 21:38:52 GMT
Mr. T. B. Collingburn says:
based on your review I have ordered this book, so thanks for that.
I found your review honest, commenting on how difficult it is to write a popular science book on a subject where so little is understood. I trust your word that Close has succeeded, I would, I thought you might be interested to know that I find John Gribbin is also a great author on particle Physics. My personal favourite is "stardust" Any way I wont hijack your review any longer.
Thanks for introducing me to Close.
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