“Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction” is the title of the last book I’ve just finished (audio)reading. It is short indeed but interesting anyway and easy reading for a newcomer to the field of Particle Physics. A book by Oxford Professor Frank Close.
Publication Date: July 29, 2004 | ISBN-10: 0192804340 | ISBN-13: 978-0192804341
Book Description (from Amazon.com):
In “Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction”, best-selling author Frank Close provides a compelling and lively introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe. The book begins with a guide to what matter is made up of and how it evolved, and goes on to describe the fascinating and cutting-edge techniques used to study it. The author discusses particles such as quarks, electrons, and the neutrino, and exotic matter and antimatter. He also investigates the forces of nature, accelerators and detectors, and the intriguing future of particle physics. This book is essential reading for general readers interested in popular science, students of physics, and scientists at all levels.