- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (December 3, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0801868602
- ISBN-13: 978-0801868603
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,082,222 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nucleus: A Trip into the Heart of Matter Hardcover – December 3, 2001
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"A valiant attempt to convey the history, subject matter, and applications of subatomic research, and then place them in the context of astronomy... Anyone with an interest in the subject matter will want to read Nucleus several times, and the authors make the experience enjoyable." -- Chad Boutin, Astronomy
About the Author
Ray Mackintosh is a member of the physics department at the Open University. He is active in nuclear theory research. Jim Al-Khalili is at the University of Surrey. His popular book, Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Travel has received critical acclaim.Bjorn Jonsen is a member of the faculty of the Chalmers Institute of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden. He has carried out ground-breaking work in the topical subject of "halo nuclei."Theresa Penae teaches at the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon, Portugal. She has carried on long term collaborations with workers at the Jefferson Lab in Virginia.