Antimatter

Antimatter

Of all the mind-bending discoveries of physics--quarks, black holes, strange attractors, curved space--the existence of antimatter is one of the most bizarre. It is also one of the most difficult, literally and figuratively, to grasp. Antimatter explores this strange mirror world, where particles have identical yet opposite properties to those that make up the familiar mat Of all the mind-bending discoveries of physics--quarks, black holes, strange attractors, curved space--the existence ...

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Title:Antimatter
Author:Frank Close
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:166 pages pages

Antimatter Reviews

  • Mike S
    Aug 25, 2010

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

  • Alex Telander
    Apr 09, 2009

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

  • Andrea
    Jul 25, 2010

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

    This is an accessible little book aimed at quenching nonsense about antimatter that has infiltrated public opinion, particularly with the publication of certain novels. Close does a pretty good job about talking about some basic theoretical concepts behind antimatter and experiments wh...

    Great book! I came into this knowing practically nothing about the topic and came away with a working understanding of the importance, uses, and history of Antimatter. The only questions that Close leaves you with are ones that he (or any other scientist) cannot explain as of yet. The ...

    A good enough book on antimatter, perhaps most suitable for those without much knowledge of science. The author is particularly at pains to debunk the notion of an antimatter bomb, apparently popularised in a Dan Brown novel, to assess the idea that the Tunguska explosion was caused ...

    Anti madde ve anti ye dair bilmek istedi?iniz her?eyi kaleme alm?? Frank Close. Bilgi aç?s?ndan hep paragraf?n, her cümlenin dolu dolu oldu?u bir kitap. Tek y?ld?z? k?rma sebebim ise çok tekrar yapmas?... elbette önemli ve haf?zalar? tekrar etmekte fayda var ancak p?...

    I finished this at last. It was readable, but my main problem was that it did not tell me anything much that I had not read before, and it tended to put me to sleep. That dropped book syndrome when you are woken by the sound of it hitting the floor and then lose your place for the next...

    I am fairly certain that particle physics can only be really understood if you can understand the complexity of the mathematical equations that under gird the atomic construction our world, but trying to understand how it works without that ability (which I simply do not have) challeng...

  • Nick Gotch
    May 06, 2010

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

  • Ericka Clouther
    Jan 04, 2018

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

  • Rose
    Jul 01, 2010

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

    This is an accessible little book aimed at quenching nonsense about antimatter that has infiltrated public opinion, particularly with the publication of certain novels. Close does a pretty good job about talking about some basic theoretical concepts behind antimatter and experiments wh...

    Great book! I came into this knowing practically nothing about the topic and came away with a working understanding of the importance, uses, and history of Antimatter. The only questions that Close leaves you with are ones that he (or any other scientist) cannot explain as of yet. The ...

    A good enough book on antimatter, perhaps most suitable for those without much knowledge of science. The author is particularly at pains to debunk the notion of an antimatter bomb, apparently popularised in a Dan Brown novel, to assess the idea that the Tunguska explosion was caused ...

    Anti madde ve anti ye dair bilmek istedi?iniz her?eyi kaleme alm?? Frank Close. Bilgi aç?s?ndan hep paragraf?n, her cümlenin dolu dolu oldu?u bir kitap. Tek y?ld?z? k?rma sebebim ise çok tekrar yapmas?... elbette önemli ve haf?zalar? tekrar etmekte fayda var ancak p?...

    I finished this at last. It was readable, but my main problem was that it did not tell me anything much that I had not read before, and it tended to put me to sleep. That dropped book syndrome when you are woken by the sound of it hitting the floor and then lose your place for the next...

    I am fairly certain that particle physics can only be really understood if you can understand the complexity of the mathematical equations that under gird the atomic construction our world, but trying to understand how it works without that ability (which I simply do not have) challeng...

    It explained a few things that I had been wondering about and a few things that I still don't get. There were a times when I was in the midst of reading and realized that I had understood the last 5 pages. So I had to fip back to see if it was because I had zoned out or because I actua...

  • Rod
    May 13, 2009

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

    This is an accessible little book aimed at quenching nonsense about antimatter that has infiltrated public opinion, particularly with the publication of certain novels. Close does a pretty good job about talking about some basic theoretical concepts behind antimatter and experiments wh...

    Great book! I came into this knowing practically nothing about the topic and came away with a working understanding of the importance, uses, and history of Antimatter. The only questions that Close leaves you with are ones that he (or any other scientist) cannot explain as of yet. The ...

    A good enough book on antimatter, perhaps most suitable for those without much knowledge of science. The author is particularly at pains to debunk the notion of an antimatter bomb, apparently popularised in a Dan Brown novel, to assess the idea that the Tunguska explosion was caused ...

    Anti madde ve anti ye dair bilmek istedi?iniz her?eyi kaleme alm?? Frank Close. Bilgi aç?s?ndan hep paragraf?n, her cümlenin dolu dolu oldu?u bir kitap. Tek y?ld?z? k?rma sebebim ise çok tekrar yapmas?... elbette önemli ve haf?zalar? tekrar etmekte fayda var ancak p?...

    I finished this at last. It was readable, but my main problem was that it did not tell me anything much that I had not read before, and it tended to put me to sleep. That dropped book syndrome when you are woken by the sound of it hitting the floor and then lose your place for the next...

  • Upom
    Jan 20, 2011

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

  • Leonardo Duenas-Osorio
    Aug 29, 2009

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

  • Mike
    May 15, 2010

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

    This is an accessible little book aimed at quenching nonsense about antimatter that has infiltrated public opinion, particularly with the publication of certain novels. Close does a pretty good job about talking about some basic theoretical concepts behind antimatter and experiments wh...

    Great book! I came into this knowing practically nothing about the topic and came away with a working understanding of the importance, uses, and history of Antimatter. The only questions that Close leaves you with are ones that he (or any other scientist) cannot explain as of yet. The ...

  • Rachael
    May 04, 2013

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

    This is an accessible little book aimed at quenching nonsense about antimatter that has infiltrated public opinion, particularly with the publication of certain novels. Close does a pretty good job about talking about some basic theoretical concepts behind antimatter and experiments wh...

  • Carlos
    Apr 13, 2014

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

  • Wilde Sky
    Oct 27, 2018

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

  • Nuno
    Apr 06, 2014

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

  • Michael Johnston
    Jul 27, 2011

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

  • Dan Cohen
    Oct 18, 2014

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

    This is an accessible little book aimed at quenching nonsense about antimatter that has infiltrated public opinion, particularly with the publication of certain novels. Close does a pretty good job about talking about some basic theoretical concepts behind antimatter and experiments wh...

    Great book! I came into this knowing practically nothing about the topic and came away with a working understanding of the importance, uses, and history of Antimatter. The only questions that Close leaves you with are ones that he (or any other scientist) cannot explain as of yet. The ...

    A good enough book on antimatter, perhaps most suitable for those without much knowledge of science. The author is particularly at pains to debunk the notion of an antimatter bomb, apparently popularised in a Dan Brown novel, to assess the idea that the Tunguska explosion was caused ...

  • Feroz Khan Hamid
    Jul 03, 2015

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

  • Jasim
    Apr 01, 2017

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

  • David Fernandes
    Jun 17, 2013

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

    This is an accessible little book aimed at quenching nonsense about antimatter that has infiltrated public opinion, particularly with the publication of certain novels. Close does a pretty good job about talking about some basic theoretical concepts behind antimatter and experiments wh...

    Great book! I came into this knowing practically nothing about the topic and came away with a working understanding of the importance, uses, and history of Antimatter. The only questions that Close leaves you with are ones that he (or any other scientist) cannot explain as of yet. The ...

    A good enough book on antimatter, perhaps most suitable for those without much knowledge of science. The author is particularly at pains to debunk the notion of an antimatter bomb, apparently popularised in a Dan Brown novel, to assess the idea that the Tunguska explosion was caused ...

    Anti madde ve anti ye dair bilmek istedi?iniz her?eyi kaleme alm?? Frank Close. Bilgi aç?s?ndan hep paragraf?n, her cümlenin dolu dolu oldu?u bir kitap. Tek y?ld?z? k?rma sebebim ise çok tekrar yapmas?... elbette önemli ve haf?zalar? tekrar etmekte fayda var ancak p?...

    I finished this at last. It was readable, but my main problem was that it did not tell me anything much that I had not read before, and it tended to put me to sleep. That dropped book syndrome when you are woken by the sound of it hitting the floor and then lose your place for the next...

    I am fairly certain that particle physics can only be really understood if you can understand the complexity of the mathematical equations that under gird the atomic construction our world, but trying to understand how it works without that ability (which I simply do not have) challeng...

    It explained a few things that I had been wondering about and a few things that I still don't get. There were a times when I was in the midst of reading and realized that I had understood the last 5 pages. So I had to fip back to see if it was because I had zoned out or because I actua...

    "Antimatter" is a fantastic chapter for everyone with an amateur interest for Particle Physics. With an easy-to-read narrative and no scientific jargon, it debunks the myths surrounding antimatter showing that its particles are not only a fundamental part of our universe, but also esse...

  • Elisabeth Cook
    Nov 10, 2015

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

  • Olivia Benson
    May 20, 2012

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

    This is an accessible little book aimed at quenching nonsense about antimatter that has infiltrated public opinion, particularly with the publication of certain novels. Close does a pretty good job about talking about some basic theoretical concepts behind antimatter and experiments wh...

    Great book! I came into this knowing practically nothing about the topic and came away with a working understanding of the importance, uses, and history of Antimatter. The only questions that Close leaves you with are ones that he (or any other scientist) cannot explain as of yet. The ...

    A good enough book on antimatter, perhaps most suitable for those without much knowledge of science. The author is particularly at pains to debunk the notion of an antimatter bomb, apparently popularised in a Dan Brown novel, to assess the idea that the Tunguska explosion was caused ...

    Anti madde ve anti ye dair bilmek istedi?iniz her?eyi kaleme alm?? Frank Close. Bilgi aç?s?ndan hep paragraf?n, her cümlenin dolu dolu oldu?u bir kitap. Tek y?ld?z? k?rma sebebim ise çok tekrar yapmas?... elbette önemli ve haf?zalar? tekrar etmekte fayda var ancak p?...

    I finished this at last. It was readable, but my main problem was that it did not tell me anything much that I had not read before, and it tended to put me to sleep. That dropped book syndrome when you are woken by the sound of it hitting the floor and then lose your place for the next...

    I am fairly certain that particle physics can only be really understood if you can understand the complexity of the mathematical equations that under gird the atomic construction our world, but trying to understand how it works without that ability (which I simply do not have) challeng...

    It explained a few things that I had been wondering about and a few things that I still don't get. There were a times when I was in the midst of reading and realized that I had understood the last 5 pages. So I had to fip back to see if it was because I had zoned out or because I actua...

    "Antimatter" is a fantastic chapter for everyone with an amateur interest for Particle Physics. With an easy-to-read narrative and no scientific jargon, it debunks the myths surrounding antimatter showing that its particles are not only a fundamental part of our universe, but also esse...

    A really good book that describes antimatter and the problems involved with any actual applications of it in a well laid out manner that makes it easy to understand. Seems to have been written as a response to Angels & Demons. I also really liked the cloud chamber cover! ...

    Antimatter is one of those subjects that people have a lot of preconceived notions about. This book dispels those misconceptions but in no way diminishes the wonder of it all. Gives a good account of the history of the theory with Dirac's postulates, confirmation of its existence, and ...

    A fascinating insight into antimatter. Frank Close explains concepts in an easy to understand manner. A little more detail would of have been useful into Mesons, Pions and Kaons (matter-antimatter quarks); also IMHO the author was a little harsh on the contribution of Ernst Stueckelbur...

    Can Antimatter be the ultimate energy source or a clean "superbomb" or even power our journey to space missions ? Frank Close gives a brief account of how it was theoretically discovered by Dirac and then later to its discovery through experiments. Studying the nature of antimatter has...

    This was a great find! I stumbled upon this book and am glad I bought it. There's a lot of really interesting information about antimatter and it's written in an interesting and easy to understand way. Yet Close also caters to those who may have more expertise than others by inclu...

  • Matt Young
    Aug 20, 2012

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

    This is an accessible little book aimed at quenching nonsense about antimatter that has infiltrated public opinion, particularly with the publication of certain novels. Close does a pretty good job about talking about some basic theoretical concepts behind antimatter and experiments wh...

    Great book! I came into this knowing practically nothing about the topic and came away with a working understanding of the importance, uses, and history of Antimatter. The only questions that Close leaves you with are ones that he (or any other scientist) cannot explain as of yet. The ...

    A good enough book on antimatter, perhaps most suitable for those without much knowledge of science. The author is particularly at pains to debunk the notion of an antimatter bomb, apparently popularised in a Dan Brown novel, to assess the idea that the Tunguska explosion was caused ...

    Anti madde ve anti ye dair bilmek istedi?iniz her?eyi kaleme alm?? Frank Close. Bilgi aç?s?ndan hep paragraf?n, her cümlenin dolu dolu oldu?u bir kitap. Tek y?ld?z? k?rma sebebim ise çok tekrar yapmas?... elbette önemli ve haf?zalar? tekrar etmekte fayda var ancak p?...

    I finished this at last. It was readable, but my main problem was that it did not tell me anything much that I had not read before, and it tended to put me to sleep. That dropped book syndrome when you are woken by the sound of it hitting the floor and then lose your place for the next...

    I am fairly certain that particle physics can only be really understood if you can understand the complexity of the mathematical equations that under gird the atomic construction our world, but trying to understand how it works without that ability (which I simply do not have) challeng...

    It explained a few things that I had been wondering about and a few things that I still don't get. There were a times when I was in the midst of reading and realized that I had understood the last 5 pages. So I had to fip back to see if it was because I had zoned out or because I actua...

    "Antimatter" is a fantastic chapter for everyone with an amateur interest for Particle Physics. With an easy-to-read narrative and no scientific jargon, it debunks the myths surrounding antimatter showing that its particles are not only a fundamental part of our universe, but also esse...

    A really good book that describes antimatter and the problems involved with any actual applications of it in a well laid out manner that makes it easy to understand. Seems to have been written as a response to Angels & Demons. I also really liked the cloud chamber cover! ...

    Antimatter is one of those subjects that people have a lot of preconceived notions about. This book dispels those misconceptions but in no way diminishes the wonder of it all. Gives a good account of the history of the theory with Dirac's postulates, confirmation of its existence, and ...

  • Kumar Ishan
    Nov 17, 2014

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

    This is an accessible little book aimed at quenching nonsense about antimatter that has infiltrated public opinion, particularly with the publication of certain novels. Close does a pretty good job about talking about some basic theoretical concepts behind antimatter and experiments wh...

    Great book! I came into this knowing practically nothing about the topic and came away with a working understanding of the importance, uses, and history of Antimatter. The only questions that Close leaves you with are ones that he (or any other scientist) cannot explain as of yet. The ...

    A good enough book on antimatter, perhaps most suitable for those without much knowledge of science. The author is particularly at pains to debunk the notion of an antimatter bomb, apparently popularised in a Dan Brown novel, to assess the idea that the Tunguska explosion was caused ...

    Anti madde ve anti ye dair bilmek istedi?iniz her?eyi kaleme alm?? Frank Close. Bilgi aç?s?ndan hep paragraf?n, her cümlenin dolu dolu oldu?u bir kitap. Tek y?ld?z? k?rma sebebim ise çok tekrar yapmas?... elbette önemli ve haf?zalar? tekrar etmekte fayda var ancak p?...

    I finished this at last. It was readable, but my main problem was that it did not tell me anything much that I had not read before, and it tended to put me to sleep. That dropped book syndrome when you are woken by the sound of it hitting the floor and then lose your place for the next...

    I am fairly certain that particle physics can only be really understood if you can understand the complexity of the mathematical equations that under gird the atomic construction our world, but trying to understand how it works without that ability (which I simply do not have) challeng...

    It explained a few things that I had been wondering about and a few things that I still don't get. There were a times when I was in the midst of reading and realized that I had understood the last 5 pages. So I had to fip back to see if it was because I had zoned out or because I actua...

    "Antimatter" is a fantastic chapter for everyone with an amateur interest for Particle Physics. With an easy-to-read narrative and no scientific jargon, it debunks the myths surrounding antimatter showing that its particles are not only a fundamental part of our universe, but also esse...

    A really good book that describes antimatter and the problems involved with any actual applications of it in a well laid out manner that makes it easy to understand. Seems to have been written as a response to Angels & Demons. I also really liked the cloud chamber cover! ...

    Antimatter is one of those subjects that people have a lot of preconceived notions about. This book dispels those misconceptions but in no way diminishes the wonder of it all. Gives a good account of the history of the theory with Dirac's postulates, confirmation of its existence, and ...

    A fascinating insight into antimatter. Frank Close explains concepts in an easy to understand manner. A little more detail would of have been useful into Mesons, Pions and Kaons (matter-antimatter quarks); also IMHO the author was a little harsh on the contribution of Ernst Stueckelbur...

    Can Antimatter be the ultimate energy source or a clean "superbomb" or even power our journey to space missions ? Frank Close gives a brief account of how it was theoretically discovered by Dirac and then later to its discovery through experiments. Studying the nature of antimatter has...

  • Caitlin
    Dec 27, 2013

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

    This is an accessible little book aimed at quenching nonsense about antimatter that has infiltrated public opinion, particularly with the publication of certain novels. Close does a pretty good job about talking about some basic theoretical concepts behind antimatter and experiments wh...

    Great book! I came into this knowing practically nothing about the topic and came away with a working understanding of the importance, uses, and history of Antimatter. The only questions that Close leaves you with are ones that he (or any other scientist) cannot explain as of yet. The ...

    A good enough book on antimatter, perhaps most suitable for those without much knowledge of science. The author is particularly at pains to debunk the notion of an antimatter bomb, apparently popularised in a Dan Brown novel, to assess the idea that the Tunguska explosion was caused ...

    Anti madde ve anti ye dair bilmek istedi?iniz her?eyi kaleme alm?? Frank Close. Bilgi aç?s?ndan hep paragraf?n, her cümlenin dolu dolu oldu?u bir kitap. Tek y?ld?z? k?rma sebebim ise çok tekrar yapmas?... elbette önemli ve haf?zalar? tekrar etmekte fayda var ancak p?...

    I finished this at last. It was readable, but my main problem was that it did not tell me anything much that I had not read before, and it tended to put me to sleep. That dropped book syndrome when you are woken by the sound of it hitting the floor and then lose your place for the next...

    I am fairly certain that particle physics can only be really understood if you can understand the complexity of the mathematical equations that under gird the atomic construction our world, but trying to understand how it works without that ability (which I simply do not have) challeng...

    It explained a few things that I had been wondering about and a few things that I still don't get. There were a times when I was in the midst of reading and realized that I had understood the last 5 pages. So I had to fip back to see if it was because I had zoned out or because I actua...

    "Antimatter" is a fantastic chapter for everyone with an amateur interest for Particle Physics. With an easy-to-read narrative and no scientific jargon, it debunks the myths surrounding antimatter showing that its particles are not only a fundamental part of our universe, but also esse...

    A really good book that describes antimatter and the problems involved with any actual applications of it in a well laid out manner that makes it easy to understand. Seems to have been written as a response to Angels & Demons. I also really liked the cloud chamber cover! ...

  • Grant
    Jul 06, 2017

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

  • Supinder
    Dec 29, 2013

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

    This is an accessible little book aimed at quenching nonsense about antimatter that has infiltrated public opinion, particularly with the publication of certain novels. Close does a pretty good job about talking about some basic theoretical concepts behind antimatter and experiments wh...

    Great book! I came into this knowing practically nothing about the topic and came away with a working understanding of the importance, uses, and history of Antimatter. The only questions that Close leaves you with are ones that he (or any other scientist) cannot explain as of yet. The ...

    A good enough book on antimatter, perhaps most suitable for those without much knowledge of science. The author is particularly at pains to debunk the notion of an antimatter bomb, apparently popularised in a Dan Brown novel, to assess the idea that the Tunguska explosion was caused ...

    Anti madde ve anti ye dair bilmek istedi?iniz her?eyi kaleme alm?? Frank Close. Bilgi aç?s?ndan hep paragraf?n, her cümlenin dolu dolu oldu?u bir kitap. Tek y?ld?z? k?rma sebebim ise çok tekrar yapmas?... elbette önemli ve haf?zalar? tekrar etmekte fayda var ancak p?...

    I finished this at last. It was readable, but my main problem was that it did not tell me anything much that I had not read before, and it tended to put me to sleep. That dropped book syndrome when you are woken by the sound of it hitting the floor and then lose your place for the next...

    I am fairly certain that particle physics can only be really understood if you can understand the complexity of the mathematical equations that under gird the atomic construction our world, but trying to understand how it works without that ability (which I simply do not have) challeng...

    It explained a few things that I had been wondering about and a few things that I still don't get. There were a times when I was in the midst of reading and realized that I had understood the last 5 pages. So I had to fip back to see if it was because I had zoned out or because I actua...

    "Antimatter" is a fantastic chapter for everyone with an amateur interest for Particle Physics. With an easy-to-read narrative and no scientific jargon, it debunks the myths surrounding antimatter showing that its particles are not only a fundamental part of our universe, but also esse...

    A really good book that describes antimatter and the problems involved with any actual applications of it in a well laid out manner that makes it easy to understand. Seems to have been written as a response to Angels & Demons. I also really liked the cloud chamber cover! ...

    Antimatter is one of those subjects that people have a lot of preconceived notions about. This book dispels those misconceptions but in no way diminishes the wonder of it all. Gives a good account of the history of the theory with Dirac's postulates, confirmation of its existence, and ...

    A fascinating insight into antimatter. Frank Close explains concepts in an easy to understand manner. A little more detail would of have been useful into Mesons, Pions and Kaons (matter-antimatter quarks); also IMHO the author was a little harsh on the contribution of Ernst Stueckelbur...

  • Michal Paszkiewicz
    Aug 27, 2018

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

  • Aylin Koç
    Jun 12, 2016

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

    Good comprehensive book on the basic principles of antimatter. Would recommend to anyone who is interested. ...

    A very good popular science book on anti-matter that has everything you need to know to dispell the myths and understand what we can actually do with it. It is readable and clear, yet has many of the details that may help someone grow their interest in physics. ...

    This book provides a brief introduction to anti-matter. Some parts of this book were quite interesting, but the explanations varied between obtuse and very simple plus the writing was a bit dry. ...

    I have always been fascinated with modern theoretical physics. The discovery of a remarkable sub atomic world that seemingly does not operate by the same set of natural laws as the visible world has challenged our most basic beliefs on life. Is it really possible that the world operate...

    This book is packed with information, you'll get a good snapshot of the current thinking about particles, anti-particles, the strong and weak force; a little about quarks, cloud chambers and particle accelerators, collectors, and colliders; and some history about the steps it took to g...

    Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University, a Fellow of Exeter College, and has written a number of books, including Lucifer?s Legacy and The Void; so he really knows a thing or two about relativity, quantum theory, and more importantly, antimatter. Close says he wrote ...

    If you're into particle physics Frank Close gives you a reading experience well worth the time. Territory like particle and high-energy physics are typically notorious for being mathematically rigorous and dull. Close does an amazing job at actually keeping the reader excited and engag...

    The author provides a compelling narrative on anti-matter from its theoretical predictions by Paul Dirac to the production of anti-hydrogen atoms at CERN. He also spices the book with many of the sagas and rivalries for Nobel prices awarded to physicists, mathematicians and engineers i...

    The book is really Anti boring. It gives an immense knowledge about the sub atomic particles, I would rather say that it?s a WIKI of sub atomic particles, from their discoveries , winning Nobel prize , internal quarrels are mentioned in a short, precise and in a beautiful way. The bo...

    From time to time I enjoy having my mind baffled, and physics books usually do the trick. This one was no exception. The subject matter - antimatter - is one I've been intrigued by for some time, and having read this book I can say that I know much more about it. The concept and the ...

    This book was damn interesting ! It made me stick to it, but I did finish it :D It tells a lot of facts, figures, and basics about some of the most common particles and the way they are made, how they are relevant, and make you come to a level on which you would be able to understand t...

    This is the first book by Frank Close that I?ve read, but after finishing it I?ll definitely be adding him to my list of frequently read authors. He has a style that while elucidating intricate scientific concepts still manages to convey the reader the nuance of their discovery and...

    This is an accessible little book aimed at quenching nonsense about antimatter that has infiltrated public opinion, particularly with the publication of certain novels. Close does a pretty good job about talking about some basic theoretical concepts behind antimatter and experiments wh...

    Great book! I came into this knowing practically nothing about the topic and came away with a working understanding of the importance, uses, and history of Antimatter. The only questions that Close leaves you with are ones that he (or any other scientist) cannot explain as of yet. The ...

    A good enough book on antimatter, perhaps most suitable for those without much knowledge of science. The author is particularly at pains to debunk the notion of an antimatter bomb, apparently popularised in a Dan Brown novel, to assess the idea that the Tunguska explosion was caused ...

    Anti madde ve anti ye dair bilmek istedi?iniz her?eyi kaleme alm?? Frank Close. Bilgi aç?s?ndan hep paragraf?n, her cümlenin dolu dolu oldu?u bir kitap. Tek y?ld?z? k?rma sebebim ise çok tekrar yapmas?... elbette önemli ve haf?zalar? tekrar etmekte fayda var ancak p?...

  • Retrobot
    Feb 14, 2018

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...

    Easy to follow. Lots of new information for someone with no prior knowledge in this field. Concise. I'd give an extra star if I could for the cover. ...

  • Bloodmoon98
    Jan 14, 2018

    Whilst reading A Brief History of Time it became apparent that I should probably brush up on antimatter, so I tracked down this book on Amazon. It's got a slightly odd narrative; it kicks off by laying out all the ideas that exist about antimatter and it's possibilities and then ends b...

    This is a very short book about antimatter, but it took me a really long time to read because it was very difficult to understand in places. The beginning gave the impression of being more of a popular science book with lots of bad jokes and whatnot but things grew in complexity to the...

    Pop culture uses a lot of science buzzwords that it doesn't well understand. Words like "quantum mechanics", "relativity" and "antimatter" get thrown around all the time in books, action movies, and science fiction with very little awareness of their reality. Though it is a great way t...

    A masterpiece. with clear language and irony Close managed to explain how the world of antimatter works and which experiments around the world pursue the research about it. absolutely recomended ...