Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics

Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics

For fans of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry: a richly conjured world, in map and metaphor, of particle physics Atom Land brings the impossibly small world of particle physics to life, taking readers on a guided journey through the subatomic world. Readers will sail the subatomic seas in search of electron ports, boson continents, and ha For fans of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry: a richly conjured world, in map an...

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Title:Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics
Author:Jon Butterworth
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Genres:Science
ISBN:1615193731
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics Reviews

  • penny shima glanz
    May 02, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

  • Beth
    May 21, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...

  • John
    Aug 19, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

  • Ben Babcock
    Apr 04, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

  • Joseph
    Feb 04, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

  • Ed Erwin
    Aug 26, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

  • John
    Oct 04, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...

    A wonderfully readable trip through the islands of hadrons, leptons, quarks, and bosons traveling aboard electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and some gravitational loops to an evening in a friendly pub for the latest speculation about dark matter and dar...

    Well written by an engaging and smart man. The content about Alice in Wonderland particles was fascinating though often beyond my grasp. I did understand and liked this statement : ?Quantum particles seem to exploit all available opportunities to be wierd.? ...

    A bit too much travel references, but other than that, the book is beautifully written. ...

    Mind-boggling. The analogy is not strong. Some parts are very interesting, but at some point you just can't dumb something down enough. ...

    Butterworth uses geography and travel to describe subatomic particles. it is enjoyable and his analogies make most aspects easy to remember. ...

    An interesting way to explain quantum mechanics and subatomic particle physics. ...

    This seems like an excellent introduction to particle physics and the Standard Model for the non-particle-physicist. It is also well written and entertaining. ...

  • Pamela
    Sep 18, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...

    A wonderfully readable trip through the islands of hadrons, leptons, quarks, and bosons traveling aboard electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and some gravitational loops to an evening in a friendly pub for the latest speculation about dark matter and dar...

    Well written by an engaging and smart man. The content about Alice in Wonderland particles was fascinating though often beyond my grasp. I did understand and liked this statement : ?Quantum particles seem to exploit all available opportunities to be wierd.? ...

  • Carrie
    Apr 07, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

  • Pop Bop
    Jan 22, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

  • Jason Taylor
    Aug 02, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...

    A wonderfully readable trip through the islands of hadrons, leptons, quarks, and bosons traveling aboard electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and some gravitational loops to an evening in a friendly pub for the latest speculation about dark matter and dar...

    Well written by an engaging and smart man. The content about Alice in Wonderland particles was fascinating though often beyond my grasp. I did understand and liked this statement : ?Quantum particles seem to exploit all available opportunities to be wierd.? ...

    A bit too much travel references, but other than that, the book is beautifully written. ...

    Mind-boggling. The analogy is not strong. Some parts are very interesting, but at some point you just can't dumb something down enough. ...

  • Jim Razinha
    Oct 31, 2017

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

  • Aloysius
    May 14, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...

    A wonderfully readable trip through the islands of hadrons, leptons, quarks, and bosons traveling aboard electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and some gravitational loops to an evening in a friendly pub for the latest speculation about dark matter and dar...

    Well written by an engaging and smart man. The content about Alice in Wonderland particles was fascinating though often beyond my grasp. I did understand and liked this statement : ?Quantum particles seem to exploit all available opportunities to be wierd.? ...

    A bit too much travel references, but other than that, the book is beautifully written. ...

    Mind-boggling. The analogy is not strong. Some parts are very interesting, but at some point you just can't dumb something down enough. ...

    Butterworth uses geography and travel to describe subatomic particles. it is enjoyable and his analogies make most aspects easy to remember. ...

    An interesting way to explain quantum mechanics and subatomic particle physics. ...

  • Richard
    Aug 14, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

  • Kevin
    Apr 02, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

  • Sharon
    Apr 12, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...

    A wonderfully readable trip through the islands of hadrons, leptons, quarks, and bosons traveling aboard electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and some gravitational loops to an evening in a friendly pub for the latest speculation about dark matter and dar...

    Well written by an engaging and smart man. The content about Alice in Wonderland particles was fascinating though often beyond my grasp. I did understand and liked this statement : ?Quantum particles seem to exploit all available opportunities to be wierd.? ...

    A bit too much travel references, but other than that, the book is beautifully written. ...

    Mind-boggling. The analogy is not strong. Some parts are very interesting, but at some point you just can't dumb something down enough. ...

    Butterworth uses geography and travel to describe subatomic particles. it is enjoyable and his analogies make most aspects easy to remember. ...

  • William
    Sep 04, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...

    A wonderfully readable trip through the islands of hadrons, leptons, quarks, and bosons traveling aboard electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and some gravitational loops to an evening in a friendly pub for the latest speculation about dark matter and dar...

  • Andrew
    Feb 09, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

  • Jeremy
    Nov 13, 2017

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

  • Riku Sarlin
    May 17, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

  • Roberto Arias
    Nov 24, 2017

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...

    A wonderfully readable trip through the islands of hadrons, leptons, quarks, and bosons traveling aboard electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and some gravitational loops to an evening in a friendly pub for the latest speculation about dark matter and dar...

    Well written by an engaging and smart man. The content about Alice in Wonderland particles was fascinating though often beyond my grasp. I did understand and liked this statement : ?Quantum particles seem to exploit all available opportunities to be wierd.? ...

    A bit too much travel references, but other than that, the book is beautifully written. ...

  • dale brooks
    May 16, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...

    A wonderfully readable trip through the islands of hadrons, leptons, quarks, and bosons traveling aboard electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and some gravitational loops to an evening in a friendly pub for the latest speculation about dark matter and dar...

    Well written by an engaging and smart man. The content about Alice in Wonderland particles was fascinating though often beyond my grasp. I did understand and liked this statement : ?Quantum particles seem to exploit all available opportunities to be wierd.? ...

    A bit too much travel references, but other than that, the book is beautifully written. ...

    Mind-boggling. The analogy is not strong. Some parts are very interesting, but at some point you just can't dumb something down enough. ...

    Butterworth uses geography and travel to describe subatomic particles. it is enjoyable and his analogies make most aspects easy to remember. ...

    An interesting way to explain quantum mechanics and subatomic particle physics. ...

    This seems like an excellent introduction to particle physics and the Standard Model for the non-particle-physicist. It is also well written and entertaining. ...

    Edwin Abbott Abbott wrote Flatland to help explore geometry, dimensions, and related topics (as well as a healthy dose of spiritual/social commentary); now Jon Butterworth does something similar for particle physics (hold the social commentary). He describes the most current theories ...

    ...

    ...

  • Victoria
    May 30, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

  • Lauren DeVries
    Aug 12, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...

    A wonderfully readable trip through the islands of hadrons, leptons, quarks, and bosons traveling aboard electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and some gravitational loops to an evening in a friendly pub for the latest speculation about dark matter and dar...

    Well written by an engaging and smart man. The content about Alice in Wonderland particles was fascinating though often beyond my grasp. I did understand and liked this statement : ?Quantum particles seem to exploit all available opportunities to be wierd.? ...

    A bit too much travel references, but other than that, the book is beautifully written. ...

    Mind-boggling. The analogy is not strong. Some parts are very interesting, but at some point you just can't dumb something down enough. ...

    Butterworth uses geography and travel to describe subatomic particles. it is enjoyable and his analogies make most aspects easy to remember. ...

    An interesting way to explain quantum mechanics and subatomic particle physics. ...

    This seems like an excellent introduction to particle physics and the Standard Model for the non-particle-physicist. It is also well written and entertaining. ...

    Edwin Abbott Abbott wrote Flatland to help explore geometry, dimensions, and related topics (as well as a healthy dose of spiritual/social commentary); now Jon Butterworth does something similar for particle physics (hold the social commentary). He describes the most current theories ...

    ...

  • Kirk Dobihal
    May 23, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

  • Joel Mitchell
    Dec 17, 2017

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...

    A wonderfully readable trip through the islands of hadrons, leptons, quarks, and bosons traveling aboard electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and some gravitational loops to an evening in a friendly pub for the latest speculation about dark matter and dar...

    Well written by an engaging and smart man. The content about Alice in Wonderland particles was fascinating though often beyond my grasp. I did understand and liked this statement : ?Quantum particles seem to exploit all available opportunities to be wierd.? ...

    A bit too much travel references, but other than that, the book is beautifully written. ...

    Mind-boggling. The analogy is not strong. Some parts are very interesting, but at some point you just can't dumb something down enough. ...

    Butterworth uses geography and travel to describe subatomic particles. it is enjoyable and his analogies make most aspects easy to remember. ...

    An interesting way to explain quantum mechanics and subatomic particle physics. ...

    This seems like an excellent introduction to particle physics and the Standard Model for the non-particle-physicist. It is also well written and entertaining. ...

    Edwin Abbott Abbott wrote Flatland to help explore geometry, dimensions, and related topics (as well as a healthy dose of spiritual/social commentary); now Jon Butterworth does something similar for particle physics (hold the social commentary). He describes the most current theories ...

  • Jon Stone
    Sep 14, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

  • annette murray
    Sep 27, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...

    A wonderfully readable trip through the islands of hadrons, leptons, quarks, and bosons traveling aboard electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and some gravitational loops to an evening in a friendly pub for the latest speculation about dark matter and dar...

    Well written by an engaging and smart man. The content about Alice in Wonderland particles was fascinating though often beyond my grasp. I did understand and liked this statement : ?Quantum particles seem to exploit all available opportunities to be wierd.? ...

    A bit too much travel references, but other than that, the book is beautifully written. ...

    Mind-boggling. The analogy is not strong. Some parts are very interesting, but at some point you just can't dumb something down enough. ...

    Butterworth uses geography and travel to describe subatomic particles. it is enjoyable and his analogies make most aspects easy to remember. ...

    An interesting way to explain quantum mechanics and subatomic particle physics. ...

    This seems like an excellent introduction to particle physics and the Standard Model for the non-particle-physicist. It is also well written and entertaining. ...

    Edwin Abbott Abbott wrote Flatland to help explore geometry, dimensions, and related topics (as well as a healthy dose of spiritual/social commentary); now Jon Butterworth does something similar for particle physics (hold the social commentary). He describes the most current theories ...

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  • Willy Marz Thiessam
    Oct 20, 2017

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

  • ARR55
    Sep 12, 2018

    Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (and Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics by Jon Butterworth. Butterworth is a lecture in particle physics at a layman's level. Butterworth is a physics professor at University College London and a member of the Atlas experiment at ...

    Ben is still split on this one, folks. Atom Land: A Guided Tour Through the Strange (And Impossibly Small) World of Particle Physics tries to teach us about ? well, particle physics. Specifically, Jon Butterworth takes us on a tour of the different particles in the Standard Model of ...

    A quick, entertaining read. Tough going for me in the beginning, because it was covering stuff I know very well already and doing so inside an annoying (to me) story of traveling between different islands representing different classes of subatomic particles. Maps of those islands, rem...

    Atom Land, a book by Jon Butterworth, is a macroscopic look at a microscopic topic (and beyond) in this comprehensive look at subatomic particles and particle physics. Butterworth uses a metaphor to help guide readers through the tour of the atom. While the metaphor is overused, and, a...

    I am obliged to The Experiment (independent publisher) for providing me an Advance Reader Copy of the American edition through NetGalley. This is a wonderful book. I quickly grew tired of the travel metaphor that Prof. Butterworth uses, but shed that imagined weariness when he got i...

    You Thought the Atom Was the Smallest Unit of Matter! Written by Jon Butterworth, and published by The Experiment, LLC in 2018, this book is an effort by a gifted writer and physicist to explain a very complex scientific understanding of the smallest things in the Universe to lay p...

    Don't Worry About the "Whimsy"; This Is Top Drawer Teaching I was a bit leery about this title at first. I have a working knowledge of physics and a reasonably broad understanding of the fundamentals of quantum physics. But, more and deeper understanding is always better, and it's o...

    Atom Land was a joy to read. I?m not a scientist, astronomer, physicist, etal. Just have a curious mind. Atom Land does a good job of helping those who are afraid of the Math in Physics. Being able to explain complex issues with simple illustrations is a gift. Jon Butterworth?s ...

    For the past several years I've attended periodic public physics lectures at my alma mater. It's been over twenty years since I studied the subject and I never progressed past a general introduction. This book helps to refresh my memory and to reinforce the new-to-me material I've been...

    This book by Jon Butterworth is a real treasure for those who like their intellectual feasts with the wine of humor. Butterworth uses the metaphor of a map to describe the world of experimental physics. He not only explains what we know but also and more importantly what we don't know....

    A Map Of The Invisible is a great book for anyone who wants a guide to particle physics. Written to be easily understood, A Map Of The Invisible is a unique and interesting read for anyone with a growing passion for science. The first thing that really pulls you in is the writing. ...

    Opus kertoo viihdyttävällä tavalla leptoneista, hadroneista, bosoneista ja kvarkeista - alkeishiukkasista. Tavoitteeni oli yrittää saada kiinni kvarkeista ja bosoneista. Näitä en ole oikein aikaisemmin ymmärtänyt. No, en ymmärrä vieläkään. Liekö niin hankalaa kamaa, e...

    I first have to suggest that you should make time for sustained reading sessions. I broke up my own reading with other books and found I was lost upon picking this one back up. Having said that, though, I loved the metaphor. I could easily imagine teaching a survey course with the map ...

    Note: I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley. I really enjoyed reading this book. As a student studying physics and mathematics, I approach popular science books with trepidation, since they can either gloss over too many details or overly romanticize the job of scientists. W...

    Though I have taken several courses in Astrophysics and Cosmology this book reminds me of what I do not know. Without the impact of mathematics this book will take you on a unique voyage into the world of particle physics. I say impact of mathematics - as a true understanding at that l...

    This is a journey into the world of quantim physics; Jon Butterworth cleverly emplys the metaphor of a cartographical map to expain this complex and confusing subject. The tone is lighthearted and easy to follow for those of us not up to speed with the complicated mathematics. I found ...

    I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. I?d suggest to everyone looking to dive in- split this work into sessions, not a straight read over a day(s) straight session.. That said, what I think held me back the most was not being as ...

    I periodically pick up a science book to try to stretch my brain a bit. This was a good one - Jon Butterworth has a good writing style, a dry sense of humor that comes through periodically, and talent with explaining complex concepts in a way that makes them easier to understand. Treat...

    A wonderfully readable trip through the islands of hadrons, leptons, quarks, and bosons traveling aboard electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, and some gravitational loops to an evening in a friendly pub for the latest speculation about dark matter and dar...

    Well written by an engaging and smart man. The content about Alice in Wonderland particles was fascinating though often beyond my grasp. I did understand and liked this statement : ?Quantum particles seem to exploit all available opportunities to be wierd.? ...

    A bit too much travel references, but other than that, the book is beautifully written. ...

    Mind-boggling. The analogy is not strong. Some parts are very interesting, but at some point you just can't dumb something down enough. ...

    Butterworth uses geography and travel to describe subatomic particles. it is enjoyable and his analogies make most aspects easy to remember. ...

    An interesting way to explain quantum mechanics and subatomic particle physics. ...

    This seems like an excellent introduction to particle physics and the Standard Model for the non-particle-physicist. It is also well written and entertaining. ...

    Edwin Abbott Abbott wrote Flatland to help explore geometry, dimensions, and related topics (as well as a healthy dose of spiritual/social commentary); now Jon Butterworth does something similar for particle physics (hold the social commentary). He describes the most current theories ...

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