Atom (Asimov book)

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Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos
First edition
AuthorIsaac Asimov
CountryUnited States
PublishedMay 31, 1991
PublisherDutton Adult
Media typePrint
Pages319 pp.

Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos is a non-fiction book by Isaac Asimov. It was initially published on May 31, 1991 by Dutton Adult.


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.[1]


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

See also[edit]


  • Isaac Asimov, D. F. Bach, Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos, Plume; Reprint edition (August 1, 1992), ISBN 0-452-26834-6