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Atom Land brings the impossibly small world of particle physics to life, taking listeners on a guided journey through the subatomic world. Listeners will sail the subatomic seas in search of electron ports, boson continents, and hadron islands. The sea itself is the quantum field, complete with quantum waves. Beware dark energy and extra dimensions, embodied by fantastical sea creatures prowling the far edges of the known world.

Your tour guide through this whimsical - and highly instructive - world is Jon Butterworth, leading physicist at CERN (the epicenter of today's greatest findings in physics). Over a series of journeys, he shows how everything fits together and how a grasp of particle physics is key to unlocking a deeper understanding of many of the most profound mysteries - and science's possible answers - in the known universe.

©2018 Jon Butterworth (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great alternative to standard perspective.

My headline means that this book is an alternative way to review the material as long as you already have some basic understanding of this topic. I would not recommend it as a primary text, but highly praise it for a review and clarification. This book seem to fill in many holes in my knowledge of this topic because it provides a way to think "outside the box" and gave me many "ah-ha" moments. Sometimes you need multiple perspectives to cover areas where we all have preconceptions and confirmation bias that obscure some important details. I do realize that many professionals in the field will poo-poo this book as being too basic or irrelevant. But for readers like me, who have been piecing this information together from multiple sources over many years, it may provide a summary that ties all the loose ends together buy tying a "story" to a complex subject. Relating this information to a story provides a memory aid as well as provided some brain hacks to help form and or solidify difficult concepts.
I think this work was ingenious for people in my situation. Kudos!

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Metaphor eh book great

The book in itself is worth it but at the beginning and middle of the book when using the metaphor holes come up even only using the knowledge given it. The book is still worth the listen but

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Poor Story telling format !

Format interferes with the science. Confusing and distracting...... and boring to endure. I cannot say enough as to my displeasure of investing in this audiobook.

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