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Zeptospace Odyssey-looks like the first witty LHC book

  1. Feb 15, 2010 #1

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    Zeptospace Odyssey---looks like the first witty LHC book

    Amazon lets you browse an ample sample of this new hip HEP book.
    It's a fun book about fundamental physics with characters and anecdotes going back to Bohr and brought up to the Large Hadron minute.

    Gian Francesco Giudice is a CERN theorist. Book hit the market 25 January, 2010.

    The way he uses language, metaphor and imagery to convey physics ideas shows mastery, talent (plus a sense of humor). From what I can see, I think he makes Brian Greene look like a klutz.

    https://www.amazon.com/Zeptospace-O...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266250510&sr=1-1

    I used the "look inside" feature to browse around in it. They also have a PDF of the book's "prologue". I haven't looked at it. Hope it is up to the samples you get using the "surprise me" function.

    See what you think.
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2010 #2

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    Re: Zeptospace Odyssey---looks like the first witty LHC book

    This book is selling like crazy even though it is temporarily out of stock at amazon. So when you order you effectively get on a back-order waiting list.

    Soon after coming on the market, it went to the top of the physics best seller list. And subsequently has been oscillating around the top. At the moment #2.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/227399/

    It is steady at #1 place on the particle physics bestseller list.
    They also are selling a kindle (electronic) edition where you don't have to wait---delivery is immediate.
     
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