Am I Making Myself Clear

The Best of Technology Writing 2008. Digital Culture Books, 2008. The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing. Ed. Richard Dawkins. Oxford: Oxford University ...

Author: Cornelia Dean

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674262966

Category: Science

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What we don’t know can hurt us—and does so every day. Climate change, health care policy, weapons of mass destruction, an aging infrastructure, stem cell research, endangered species, space exploration—all affect our lives as citizens and human beings in practical and profound ways. But unless we understand the science behind these issues, we cannot make reasonable decisions—and worse, we are susceptible to propaganda cloaked in scientific rhetoric. To convey the facts, this book suggests, scientists must take a more active role in making their work accessible to the media, and thus to the public. In Am I Making Myself Clear? Cornelia Dean, a distinguished science editor and reporter, urges scientists to overcome their institutional reticence and let their voices be heard beyond the forum of scholarly publication. By offering useful hints for improving their interactions with policymakers, the public, and her fellow journalists, Dean aims to change the attitude of scientists who scorn the mass media as an arena where important work is too often misrepresented or hyped. Even more important, she seeks to convince them of the value and urgency of communicating to the public. Am I Making Myself Clear? shows scientists how to speak to the public, handle the media, and describe their work to a lay audience on paper, online, and over the airwaves. It is a book that will improve the tone and content of debate over critical issues and will serve the interests of science and society.
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Conjuring the Universe

THE OXFORD BOOK OF MODERN SCIENCE WRITING Edited by Richard Dawkins 'A compendium of some of the most illuminating thinking of the past 100 years.

Author: Peter Atkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192542809

Category: Science

Page: 280

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The marvellous complexity of the Universe emerges from several deep laws and a handful of fundamental constants that fix its shape, scale, and destiny. There is a deep structure to the world which at the same time is simple, elegant, and beautiful. Where did these laws and these constants come from? And why are the laws so fruitful when written in the language of mathematics? Peter Atkins considers the minimum effort needed to equip the Universe with its laws and its constants. He explores the origin of the conservation of energy, of electromagnetism, of classical and quantum mechanics, and of thermodynamics, showing how all these laws spring from deep symmetries. The revolutionary result is a short but immensely rich weaving together of the fundamental ideas of physics. With his characteristic wit, erudition, and economy, Atkins sketches out how the laws of Nature can spring from very little. Or arguably from nothing at all.
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Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication

He edited the 2003 edition of The Best American Science and Nature Writing and The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (2008), as well as wrote forewords ...

Author: Susanna Hornig Priest

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265780

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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For a free 30-day online trial to this title, visit www.sagepub.com/freetrial In the academic world, the term "science communication" refers both to a set of professions (such as science journalism and public information work) and to an interdisciplinary scholarly research specialization. Much of this research is aimed at improving our understanding of the best ways to communicate complex information, especially to people who are not scientists. Science communication specialists are concerned with giving people useful information about health, environment, and technology – as well as science itself. In order to do this, we also need to improve our understanding of how people think, form opinions, and process information. Additionally, professional practitioners in science communication are engaged in strategic and ethical decisions every day, such as: How should reporters cover the issue of climate change? Should the views of scientists who do not believe that climate change has been caused by human activity be included alongside the views of those who do, in order to give a "balanced" story, or does this mislead the public into thinking that both of these positions are equally accepted within the scientific community? The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication provides information on the entire range of interrelated issues in this interdisciplinary field in one place, along with clear suggestions on where to begin the search for more. Geared towards undergraduate and graduate students in journalism, communication, mass communication, and media studies, as well as towards working journalists, public information officers, and public relations specialists, this encyclopedia introduces this vast, fascinating field while challenging the reader to question assumptions inherent in communication across disciplinary boundaries. Key Themes Associations and Organizations Audiences, Opinions, and Effects Challenges, Issues, and Controversies Changing Awareness, Opinion, And Behavior Critical Influences and Events Global and International Aspects Government Agencies (US) History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science Important Figures Journal Publications Key Cases and Current Trends Law, Policy, Ethics, and Beliefs Major Infrastructural Initiatives Practices, Strategies, and Tools Professional Roles and Careers Public Engagement Approaches Theory and Research Venues and Channels
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Academic Writing for International Students of Science

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Domone, P. and J. Illston (2010) (eds) Construction Materials: Their Nature and ...

Author: Jane Bottomley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317695325

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Academic Writing for International Students of Science will help international students to develop their command of academic scientific writing in English. It guides students through the writing process itself, and will help them to produce clear, well-written and well-organised essays and reports. The book covers a range of issues such as how to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely, how to develop a coherent argument, and how to avoid plagiarism by making effective reference to sources. Through detailed analysis of authentic scientific texts, the book will enhance students’ understanding of the nature of academic scientific writing. This will enable them to understand how language and discourse function in a real scientific context. The texts serve as models of good writing and are followed by practice activities which will help students to develop their own writing skills. Key topics include: the writing process; academic scientific style; sentence structure; paragraph development; referring to sources; coherence, argument and critical thinking; academic and scientific conventions. This book will be an invaluable companion to those studying for a science or technology degree in an English-speaking institution. Informative study boxes, model answers and a clear, comprehensive answer key mean that the book can be used for self-study or with guidance in the classroom.
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Getting Into Oxford and Cambridge 2020 Entry

Dawkins, R. (ed), The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, OUP, 2009. • De Kruif, P., Microbe Hunters, Kessinger Publishing Co, 2005.

Author: Mat Carmody

Publisher: Crimson Publishing

ISBN: 9781911067993

Category: Education

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Updated annually to include all the vital details of the latest admissions procedures, Getting into Oxford & Cambridge tells you everything you need to know to get onto the course of your choice. With invaluable information and step-by-step guidance, the book will lead you through every step of the process.
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Consecrating Science

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. . “Science, Delusion, and the Appetite for Wonder.

Author: Lisa H. Sideris

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520294998

Category: Religion

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"In Consecrating Science, Lisa Sideris offers a searing critique of 'The New Cosmology,' a complex network of overlapping movements that claim to bring together science and spirituality, all in the name of saving our planet from impending ecological collapse. Highly regarded in many academic circles, these movements have been endorsed by numerous prominent scholars, scientists, historians, and educators. Their express goal--popularized in numerous books, films, TED talks, YouTube videos, podcasts, and even introductory courses at places like Harvard or Washington University--is to instill in readers and audiences a profound sense of being at home in the universe, thereby fostering environmentally responsible behavior. Whether promoted as 'The New Story,' 'The Universe Story,' or 'The Epic of Evolution,' they all offer humanity a new sacred story, a common creation myth for modern times and for all people: the evolutionary unfolding of the universe from the Big Bang to the present. Evolutionary science and religious cosmology--together at last! But as Sideris shows, however, the New Cosmology actually underwrites a staggeringly anthropocentric vision of the world. Instead of cultivating an ethic of respect for nature, the project of 'consecrating science' only increases human arrogance and indifference to nonhuman life. Going back to the work of Rachel Carson and other naturalists, the author shows how a sense of wonder, rooted in the natural world and our own ethical impulses, helps foster environmental attitudes and policies that protect our planet"--Provided by publishe
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Secondary Science

The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (Oxford: Oxford University Press). Dobzhansky, T. (1973).'Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of ...

Author: Catrin Green

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781781352595

Category: Education

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So, you have passion for your subject and you get to work with some of the funniest, most surprising and exceptional students. But teaching science isn’t always a walk in the park. How do you get students to think scientifically, remember all of those key words and not get acid in their eyes? Secondary Science is chockfull of workable ideas for the secondary science classroom. Ditch the stereotypical view of a science teacher: white coat, slides, teaching the limewater test to the same class for the fifth year in a row, and discover new and creative ways to inspire the next generation to use science. Areas covered include: the big ideas in science, scientific skills and knowledge, curriculum, practical work, difficult topics, differentiation, assessment, feedback and the science of memory and learning, including the spacing effect and interleaving. The book is packed with: advice about teacher talk, fun science games, ideas for developing scientific literacy, ideas for embedding mathematical skill in science, advice for extended writing in science, advice to make practical work safe, meaningful and worthwhile, and top tips for teaching the difficult topics that students tend to dislike! Catrin offers tips for teaching areas of the science curriculum including electricity, evolution and balancing equations. Suitable for all teachers, including NQTs and experienced teachers who are looking for new ideas. If you are looking for quick and easy ideas to make science fun and relevant, while ensuring that all students are successful and confident in your lessons, and not overloaded with facts, then this book is for you.
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The Faber Book of Science

The Faber Book of Science introduces hunting spiders and black holes, gorillas and stardust, protons, photons and neutrinos.

Author: John Carey

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571300273

Category: Literary Collections

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The Faber Book of Science introduces hunting spiders and black holes, gorillas and stardust, protons, photons and neutrinos. In his acclaimed anthology, John Carey plots the development of modern science from Leonardo da Vinci to Chaos Theory. The emphasis is on the scientists themselves and their own accounts of their breakthroughs and achievements. The classic science-writers are included - Darwin, T.H. Huxley and Jean Henri Fabre tracking insects through the Provencal countryside. So too are today's experts - Steve Jones on the Human Genome Project, Richard Dawkins on DNA and many other representatives of the contemporary genre of popular science-writing which, John Carey argues, challenges modern poetry and fiction in its imaginative power.
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Mythic Worlds and the One You Can Believe In

The God Delusion. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. Dawkins, Richard, ed. The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Author: Harold Toliver

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527511910

Category: Philosophy

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Combining philosophy, science, and literature, Mythic Worlds and the One You Can Believe In examines lingering misconceptions of world history as a continuing source of international tension. Awareness of the natural continuum, currently gauged at some 13.8 billion years overall, disarms sectarian zealotry and, in retrospect, explains some of the difficulties the literary and philosophical traditions have had in accommodating their beliefs to what undeniably exists. To this day, beliefs incompatible with natural history continue to intensify nationalism and support terrorist movements. As a work mainly in natural philosophy, this book uses the consensus natural continuum to critique the more prominent and durable misconceptions.
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Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness

See C. Shannon and W. Weaver, “The Mathematical Theory of Communication,” in The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, ed. R. Dawkins. Oxford, UK: Oxford ...

Author: Phillip G. Clampitt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506361697

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Appreciated by thousands of thoughtful students, successful managers, and aspiring senior leaders around the world Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness skillfully integrates theory, research, and real-world case studies into models designed to guide thoughtful responses to complex communication issues. The highly anticipated Sixth Edition builds on the strategic principles and related tactics highlighted in previous editions to show readers how to add value to their organizations by communicating more effectively. Author Phillip G. Clampitt (Blair Endowed Chair of Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay) addresses common communication problems experienced in organizations, including: Communicating about major changes spanning organizational boundaries Selecting the proper communication technologies Transforming data into knowledge Addressing ethical dilemmas Providing useful performance feedback Structuring and using robust decision-making practices Cultivating the innovative spirit Building a world-class communication system
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Writing Science

The final section of the book deals with special challenges, such as how to discuss research limitations and how to write for the public. Writing Science is a much-needed guide to succeeding in modern science.

Author: Joshua Schimel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199399123

Category: Science

Page: 240

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As a scientist, you are a professional writer: your career is built on successful proposals and papers. Success isn't defined by getting papers into print, but by getting them into the reader's consciousness. Writing Science is built upon the idea that successful science writing tells a story. It uses that insight to discuss how to write more effectively. Integrating lessons from other genres of writing with those from the author's years of experience as author, reviewer, and editor, the book shows scientists and students how to present their research in a way that is clear and that will maximize reader comprehension. The book takes an integrated approach, using the principles of story structure to discuss every aspect of successful science writing, from the overall structure of a paper or proposal to individual sections, paragraphs, sentences, and words. It begins by building core arguments, analyzing why some stories are engaging and memorable while others are quickly forgotten, and proceeds to the elements of story structure, showing how the structures scientists and researchers use in papers and proposals fit into classical models. The book targets the internal structure of a paper, explaining how to write clear and professional sections, paragraphs, and sentences in a way that is clear and compelling. The ideas within a paper should flow seamlessly, drawing readers along. The final section of the book deals with special challenges, such as how to discuss research limitations and how to write for the public. Writing Science is a much-needed guide to succeeding in modern science. Its insights and strategies will equip science students, scientists, and professionals across a wide range of scientific and technical fields with the tools needed to communicate effectively.
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Brainwashing

Titles in the Oxford Landmark Science series Jim Baggott, The Quantum Story ... The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing Michio Kaku, Hyperspace Nick Lane, ...

Author: Kathleen Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198798330

Category: Brain

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Throughout history, humans have attempted to influence and control the thoughts of others. Since the word 'brainwashing' was coined in the aftermath of the Korean War, it has become part of the popular culture and been exploited to create sensational headlines. It has also been the subject of learned discussion from many disciplines: including history, sociology, psychology, and psychotherapy. But until now, a crucial part of the debate has been missing: that of any serious reference to the science of the human brain. Descriptions of how opinions can be changed, whether by persuasion, deceit, or force, have been almost entirely psychological. In Brainwashing, Kathleen Taylor brought the worlds of neuroscience and social psychology together for the first time. In elegant and accessible prose, and with abundant use of anecdotes and case-studies, she examines the ethical problems involved in carrying out the required experiments on humans, the limitations of animal models, and the frightening implications of such research. She also explores the history of thought-control and shows how it persists all around us, from marketing and television, to politics and education. This edition includes a new preface from the author reflecting on the uses of brainwashing today, including by the Islamic State. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.
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Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis

Lecture notes in computer scienceNew York: Springer, Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30112-7_25. ... The Oxford book of modern science writing.

Author: Lim, Hwee Ling

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466644274

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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With the advent of new media and Web 2.0 technologies, language and discourse have taken on new meaning, and the implications of this evolution on the nature of interpersonal communication must be addressed. Innovative Methods and Technologies for Electronic Discourse Analysis highlights research, applications, frameworks, and theories of online communication to explore recent advances in the manipulation and shaping of meaning in electronic discourse. This essential research collection will appeal to academic, research, and professional audiences engaged in the design, development, and distribution of effective communications technologies in educational, social, and linguistic contexts.
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Hyperspace

Titles in the Oxford Landmark Science series James Lovelock, ... The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing Jerry A. Coyne, Why Evolution is True.

Author: Michio Kaku

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198785033

Category: Astrophysics

Page: 384

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Reissued in new covers, this is the run-away bestseller from one of the world's leading theoretical physicists. Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Michio Kaku takes us on a tour of the most exciting work in modern physics, including research into the 10th dimension, time warps, and multiple universes, to outline what may be the leading candidate for the Theory of Everything.
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Science Studies

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230618279

Category:

Page: 106

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 105. Chapters: Scientific method, Dewey Decimal Classification, Philosophy of science, The Selfish Gene, Sociobiology, Encyclopedie, The Third Culture, Consilience, History of science, Memex, Tree of Knowledge System, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Leviathan and the Air-Pump, Vienna Circle, Patronage in Astronomy, Demarcation problem, Bruno Latour, Actor-network theory, Unweaving the Rainbow, Sociology of scientific knowledge, Science and technology studies, Scientific community metaphor, Expertise finding, The Two Cultures, Performativity, The Tao of Physics, Design Science, Funding bias, The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, Science and Civilisation in China, Technoscience, Sal Restivo, Mundaneum, Harry Collins, Unity of science, Wiebe Bijker, Boundary-work, Proofs and Refutations, Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think, Scientific freedom, Michel Callon, Social shaping of technology, Unified Science, Mental Models, Conjectures and Refutations, International Encyclopedia of Unified Science, Coproduction, John Law, Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science.
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The Extended Phenotype

Titles in the Oxford Landmark Science series James Lovelock, ... The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing Jerry A. Coyne, Why Evolution is True.

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198788911

Category:

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In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins crystallized the gene's eye view of evolution developed by W.D. Hamilton and others. The book provoked widespread and heated debate. Written in part as a response, The Extended Phenotype gave a deeper clarification of the central concept of the gene as theunit of selection; but it did much more besides. In it, Dawkins extended the gene's eye view to argue that the genes that sit within an organism have an influence that reaches out beyond the visible traits in that body - the phenotype - to the wider environment, which can include other individuals.So, for instance, the genes of the beaver drive it to gather twigs to produce the substantial physical structure of a dam; and the genes of the cuckoo chick produce effects that manipulate the behaviour of the host bird, making it nurture the intruder as one of its own. This notion of the extendedphenotype has proved to be highly influential in the way we understand evolution and the natural world. It represents a key scientific contribution to evolutionary biology, and it continues to play an important role in research in the life sciences.The Extended Phenotype is a conceptually deep book that forms important reading for biologists and students. But Dawkins' clear exposition is accessible to all who are prepared to put in a little effort.Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.
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Decoding Reality

Titles in the Oxford Landmark Science series Jim Baggott,The Quantum Story ... The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing Michio Kaku, Hyperspace Nick Lane, ...

Author: Vlatko Vedral

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192552990

Category: Science

Page: 239

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For a physicist, all the world is information. The Universe and its workings are the ebb and flow of information. We are all transient patterns of information, passing on the recipe for our basic forms to future generations using a four-letter digital code called DNA. In this engaging and mind-stretching account, Vlatko Vedral considers some of the deepest questions about the Universe and considers the implications of interpreting it in terms of information. He explains the nature of information, the idea of entropy, and the roots of this thinking in thermodynamics. He describes the bizarre effects of quantum behaviour — effects such as 'entanglement', which Einstein called 'spooky action at a distance', and explores cutting edge work on harnessing quantum effects in hyperfast quantum computers, and how recent evidence suggests that the weirdness of the quantum world, once thought limited to the tiniest scales, may reach into the macro world. Vedral finishes by considering the answer to the ultimate question: where did all of the information in the Universe come from? The answers he considers are exhilarating, drawing upon the work of distinguished physicist John Wheeler. The ideas challenge our concept of the nature of particles, of time, of determinism, and of reality itself. This edition includes a new foreword from the author, reflecting on changes in the world of quantum information since first publication. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.
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Antimatter

Antimatter explores a strange mirror world, where particles have identical yet opposite properties to those that make up the familiar matter we encounter everyday; where left becomes right, positive becomes negative; and where, should ...

Author: Frank Close

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198831914

Category: Science

Page: 176

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Antimatter explores a strange mirror world, where particles have identical yet opposite properties to those that make up the familiar matter we encounter everyday; where left becomes right, positive becomes negative; and where, should matter and antimatter meet, the two annihilate in a blinding flash of energy that makes even thermonuclear explosions look feeble by comparison. It is an idea long beloved of science-fiction stories--but here, renowned science writer Frank Close shows that the reality of antimatter is even more fascinating than the fiction itself. We know that once, antimatter and matter existed in perfect counterbalance, and that antimatter then perpetrated a vanishing act on a cosmic scale that remains one of the greatest mysteries of the universe. Today, antimatter does not exist normally, at least on Earth, but we know that it is real for scientists are now able to make small pieces of it in particle accelerators, such as that at CERN in Geneva. Looking at the remarkable prediction of antimatter and how it grew from the meeting point of relativity and quantum theory in the early 20th century, at the discovery of the first antiparticles, at cosmic rays, annihilation, antimatter bombs, and antiworlds, Close separates the facts from the fiction about antimatter, and explains how its existence can give us profound clues about the origins and structure of the universe. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.
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