Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos

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Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos by Isaac Asimov

Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos is a non-fiction book by Isaac Asimov and published in 1992. In it, Asimov presents the atom and subatomic particles in a historical context, beginning with Democritus's original thought experiments and theory of atomism, and ending with then-current knowledge of the fundamental particles.

The book is separated into twelve chapters, plus the index.

Chapter Subject
One Matter
Two Light
Three Electrons
Four Nuclei
Five Isotopes
Six Neutrons
Seven Breakdowns
Eight Antimatter
Nine Neutrinos
Ten Interactions
Eleven Quarks
Twelve The Universe
  • Isaac Asimov, D. F. Bach, Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos, Plume; Reprint edition (August 1, 1992), ISBN 0-452-26834-6