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Lucifer's Legacy: The Meaning of Asymmetry
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date January 15, 2014
Pages 270
Binding Paperback
Edition Revised
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486491677
ISBN-10 0486491676
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.62 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
Other format details sci/tech
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: "This is Frank Close's masterpiece — his best book, and one of the very best introductions to physics for the layperson. Close is a master expositor." — The (London) Sunday Times
"Close's writing is beguiling, mingling personal and historical anecdote with carefully measured doses of exposition in such a way as to guide the reader painlessly into rather deep intellectual waters." — Nature
"Life, intrinsically related to asymmetries, is the theme of this book, and Close offers us an absorbing and scientifically correct account of symmetry and its deep implications." — CERN Courier
This thought-provoking work by a physicist and popular science writer explores the origins of asymmetry from the molecular level to that of the universe at large. Frank Close takes readers on a tour of asymmetry that ranges from the development of human embryos to the mysterious Higgs boson, or "God particle," and ongoing research at Switzerland's CERN laboratory.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780198503804
 
from Oxford Univ Pr (May 25, 2000)
9780198503804 | details & prices | 259 pages | 6.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $27.50
About: For many centuries, scientists have investigated the "fearful symmetry" that seemed to underlie the Universe.
Paperback
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Revised edition from Dover Pubns (January 15, 2014)
9780486491677 | details & prices | 270 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.62 lbs | List price $16.95
About: "This is Frank Close's masterpiece — his best book, and one of the very best introductions to physics for the layperson.
from Oxford Univ Pr (May 31, 2001)
9780198662679 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $14.95
About: As we begin a new millennium, it becomes clearer that true understanding of our Universe will come only from identifying and understanding the asymmetries that surround us.

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