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The Wizard of Quarks : A Fantasy of Particle Physics - Robert Gilmore

The Wizard of Quarks

A Fantasy of Particle Physics

Hardcover Published: 21st September 2001
ISBN: 9780387950716
Number Of Pages: 202

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Get ready to take another fantastic journey with physicist and author Robert Gilmore, this time with Dorothy, following the yellow building block road through the land of the Wizard of Quarks. Using characters and situations based on the universally known story, The Wizard of Oz, we learn along the way about the fascinating world of particle physics. Classes of particles, from quarks to leptons are shown in atomic garden, where atoms and molecules are produced; see how Dorothy, The Tin Geek, and the Cowardly Lion experience the bizarre world of subatomic particles. Thousands of readers who were delighted by the adventures and science content of Alice in Quantumland are in for another treat, with the prose and illustrations of Robert Gilmore.

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"Gilmore is keenly aware that his field often proves daunting for those on the outside looking in. To counter this problem, he commandeers childrens stories to help impart the concepts that drive modern physics." SCIENCE NEWS

The Witch of Mass
The Observant Scarecrow
The Tin Geek
The Confident Lion
The Atomic Garden
The Seed at the Heart of the World
In the Kingdom of CERN
The Field of the Weave of Light
The Wizard of Quarks
The Plaza of the Immortals
A Weak Old Woman
The Higgs of Maskervilles
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ISBN: 9780387950716
ISBN-10: 0387950710
Series: Copernicus
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 21st September 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.33 x 16.33  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.53

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