Book by Riordan, Michael
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During the 1960s and 70s the "Standard Model" theory of elementary particles was developed and was supported by experimental findings; the theory involves quarks, entities at the sub-nuclear level which carry fractional electrical charges and which cannot be isolated from the complex of particles in which they exist. Riordan, an experimentalist involved in the quark "hunt," tells the story colorfully, with many brief sketches of the personalities involved. An excellent book to show layreaders the drama and the disappointments of life on a research frontier; highly recommended for college and public libraries. Jack W. Weigel, Univ. of Michigan Lib.
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Book Description Touchstone Books, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110671504665
Book Description Touchstone Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0671504665 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1183175