Now in its second edition, Nucleus tells the story of the nucleus from the early experimental work of the quiet New Zealander Lord Rutherford to the huge atom-smashing machines of today and beyond. Thoroughly revised and updated, the book includes the most current information on the radio dating of Earth and other planets in the Solar System, heavy-ion therapies, quark-gluon plasma and its relevance to black holes, and clarification of ab initio calculations of atomic nuclei. Lavishly illustrated and with lively prose and captivating details, this book unravels the scientific mysteries that surround the subject of the nucleus. Anyone with even a passing interest in science will delight in this guide to the nuclear age. Ray Mackintosh is a professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at The Open University.
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Ray Mackintosh is a professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at The Open University. Jim Al-Khalili is a nuclear theorist, author, and broadcaster. He is a professor of physics at the University of Surrey, England, where he also holds a chair in the public engagement of science, and the author of Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed and Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Travel. Björn Jonson is a faculty member in the Department of Fundamental Physics at the Chalmers Institute of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden. Teresa Peña is an associate professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal.Review:
"Beautifully produced. In every lavishly illustrated page, every fascinating aside (did you know, for instance, that there are more atoms in a single glass of water than there are glasses of water in all the earth's oceans?) the book demonstrates the central role of nuclear physics in our exploration of nature."(Sesame)
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Descripción 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd Revised edition. Hardcover. A new edition of the nuclear science textbook.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 0.755. Nº de ref. de la librería 9781845861315