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The Magic Furnace: The Search for the Origins of Atoms Hardcover – 1 Feb 2001

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  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc (Feb. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195143051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195143058
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,567,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Chown's book offers readers and their inner atoms an enjoyable introduction to that history." -- Craig J. Hogan, Science"In a series of artfully connected and well-crafted stories, Marcus Chown traces humanity's 2,500-year quest to understand the nature and origin of matter." -Fred Bortz, The Dallas Morning News "Chown's book offers readers and their inner atoms an enjoyable introduction to that history." -- Craig J. Hogan, Science"In a series of artfully connected and well-crafted stories, Marcus Chown traces humanity's 2,500-year quest to understand the nature and origin of matter." -Fred Bortz, The Dallas Morning News "Chown's book offers readers and their inner atoms an enjoyable introduction to that history." -- Craig J. Hogan, Science "In a series of artfully connected and well-crafted stories, Marcus Chown traces humanity's 2,500-year quest to understand the nature and origin of matter." -Fred Bortz, The Dallas Morning News "Chown's book offers readers and their inner atoms an enjoyable introduction to that history." -- Craig J. Hogan, Science "In a series of artfully connected and well-crafted stories, Marcus Chown traces humanity's 2,500-year quest to understand the nature and origin of matter." -Fred Bortz, The Dallas Morning News "Chown's book offers readers and their inner atoms an enjoyable introduction to that history." -- Craig J. Hogan, Science"In a series of artfully connected and well-crafted stories, Marcus Chown traces humanity's 2,500-year quest to understand the nature and origin of matter." -Fred Bortz, The Dallas Morning News

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A history of science's efforts to unravel the origins and mystery of atoms offers profiles of key scientists, from ancient Greece to the present day, and examines important discoveries that have unlocked the nature of the universe, the evolution of the stars, the origins of life, the role of subatom

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