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The God Particle by Leon M. Lederman
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Apr 11, 08

Read in April, 2008

An excellent guide to particle physics/quantum physics for the layman. I understand the structure of the atom and the history of physics in a way that I did not before. The "God Particle" of the title is the Higgs boson, not a reference to a deity. The biggest drawback to this book is that it is somewhat outdated; it was written in the early 1990's, and predates the cancellation of the Superconducting Supercollider in Texas, and the discovery of the top quark. Lederman is somewhat folksy in his style, and that could annoy some readers, though I found it to be more help than hinderance in the technical sections.
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