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The New Cosmic Onion: Quarks and the Nature of the Universe Revised Edition
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I'm a computer science student at the CERN Sumer School 2009 and I find this book very helpful following the lectures. Mr. Close is a great lecturer and an inspiring person. He did 4 lectures named "Particle Physics for non physics students".
One aspect of this book that I found particularly engaging was that of the author's description of the experiments used in exploring the structure of fundamental particles. The section, that explains how the configuration of "jets" of particles (resulting from high-energy particle collisions) are used to extract the properties of quarks, is uniquely helpful and different from what I have found in other books. See especially Fig.7.5, p.100, for a very useful diagram illustrating the interpretation of such "jets."