Suggestions for a book on Particle Physics

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Hi everyone, I'm a senior undergrad in an Astrophysics BSc, and I just started my first course in Particle and Nuclear Physics.
Our teacher didn't suggest anything as a textbook, and on my own I couldn't find any really relevant/useful book for my course type, and now I'm here, hopefully having some suggestions.
As a guideline for suggestions.
-) The course is pretty broad, starting from relativistic particle scattering and particle accelerators, passing through Radioactive decay and finishing on Yukawa potentials and Feynman Diagrams. It's the first course on the subject and it supposes having taken a Quantum Mechanics and a Quantum Statistical Mechanics course, advanced math and physics shouldn't be a problem anymore.
 

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D. J. Griffiths' "Introduction to Elemantary Particle Physics" is a good book; I've seen it being recommended many times.

This is the contents:

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Have a look whether it will suit your needs as an introductory book.

N.B.: Anyone who thinks that I have posted copyrighted content here, please note that these are only the contents pages, only to help the OP understand whether the book will be helpful for him. I have no intention of violating any copyright.
 

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D. J. Griffiths' "Introduction to Elemantary Particle Physics" is a good book; I've seen it being recommended many times.

Have a look at whether it will suit your needs (at least to some extent).
Now I'm just looking for whatever kind of book, I'll check them up at the Physics Department's library after Easter and I'll buy the one that fits me best, hence every suggestion is well accepted.
 
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Now I'm just looking for whatever kind of book, I'll check them up at the Physics Department's library after Easter and I'll buy the one that fits me best, hence every suggestion is well accepted.
I've just posted the contents. Have a look.
 
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I've just posted the contents. Have a look.
The links don't work, can you link directly the book on Amazon? Maybe there's the "look inside" function for this book
 
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The links don't work, can you link directly the book on Amazon? Maybe there's the "look inside" function for this book
Now have a look.

Another very good and recommended book is: "Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics" by Francis Halzen and Alan D. Martin
 
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D. J. Griffiths' "Introduction to Elemantary Particle Physics" is a good book; I've seen it being recommended many times.

This is the contents:

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Have a look whether it will suit your needs as an introductory book.

N.B.: Anyone who thinks that I have posted copyrighted content here, please note that these are only the contents pages, only to help the OP understand whether the book will be helpful for him. I have no intention of violating any copyright.
Okay, looking now at the index seems like that this book might do for the course
 
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You may have a look at the contents of the book "Quarks and Leptons: An Introductory Course in Modern Particle Physics" by Francis Halzen and Alan D. Martin here.
 
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