AUTHORWeinberg, Steven
TITLEThe Discovery of Subatomic Particles
PUBLISHERW. H. Freeman and Company
CITYNew York, NY

This attractive book covers the discovery of the fundamental particles that make up all atoms: the electron, the proton, and the neutron. The discoveries are presented in historical sequence. The book begins with the discovery of the electron as reported by J. J. Thomson in 1897 and concludes with a short section on quarks, discovered in the 1960s. The book is a suitable introduction for nonscientists willing to use the background material provided to understand the ideas and experiments that resulted in nuclear physics. Well chosen illustrations and diagrams help readers to comprehend the interesting period of scientific discovery. The author is a Nobel laureate in Physics.

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