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Author Lederman, Leon M., author.

Title The God Particle [electronic resource] : If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question? / Leon M Lederman.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Open Road Integrated Media, [2006]


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Summary A Nobel Prize-winning physicist's funny, clever, entertaining account of the history of particle physics and the hunt for a Higgs boson ( Library Journal ). In this extraordinarily accessible and witty book, Leon Ledermanthe most engaging physicist since the late, much-missed Richard Feynman ( San Francisco Examiner )offers a fascinating tour that takes us from the Greeks' earliest scientific observations through Einstein and beyond in an inspiring celebration of human curiosity. It ends with the quest for the Higgs boson, nicknamed the God Particle, which scientists hypothesize will help unlock the last secrets of the subatomic universe. This is not only an enlightening journey through baryons and hadrons and leptons and electronsit also may be the funniest book about physics ever written ( The Dallas Morning News ). One of the clearest, most enjoyable new science books in years ... explains the entire history of physics and cosmology. En route, you'll laugh so hard you won't realize how much you are learning. San Francisco Examiner The story of the search for the ultimate constituents of matter has been told many times before, but never with more verve and wit... His hilarious account of how he helped persuade President Reagan to approve the construction of the Super Collider is itself worth the price of the book. Los Angeles Times.
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Subject Science -- Philosophy.
Matter -- Constitution.
Particles (Nuclear physics) -- Philosophy.
Higgs bosons.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
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Other Form: Print version: Lederman, Leon M. God particle. Boston : Houghton Mifflin , 2006. 9780618711680 (DLC)2006009243
ISBN 9780547524627 (epub)
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