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  • The New Cosmic Onionby Frank Close

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 49.95

    Not since Newton’s apple has there been a physics phenomenon as deliciously appealing to the masses as Frank Close’s Cosmic Onion .  Widely embraced by scientists and laypersons alike, the book quickly became an international bestseller. Translated into seven languages, it propelled the author to become a worldwide celebrity as well as an inspiration... more...

  • The Voidby Frank Close

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 7.99

    What is 'the void'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - 'nothing' - exist? This little book explores the science and the history of the elusive void: from Aristotle's theories to black holes and quantum particles, and why our very latest discoveries about the vacuum can tell us extraordinary things about the cosmos. more...

  • Particle Physics: A Very Short Introductionby Frank Close

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 7.99

    Particle Physics provides a compelling introduction to the fundamental constituents of the universe. Beginning with a guide to what matter is made of and how it evolved, the author goes on to describe the techniques used to study it. He discusses quarks, electrons, and the neutrino, exotic matter, and antimatter. He also investigates the forces of... more...

  • Small Things and Nothingby Frank Close

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    Frank Close breaks down complex concepts in physics in this collection of three of his bestselling books. Including Neutrino, Antimatter, and The Void, this set brings to life the fascinating science of particle physics, neutrinos, antimatter, and nothing. Combing the knowledge of a renowned physicist with the art of a skilled writer, enter the world... more...

  • Too Hot to Handleby Frank Close

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 62.79

    Frank Close, a leading physicist and talented popular science writer, reveals the true story of the cold fusion controversy--a story ignored until now in spite of the glare of publicity surrounding Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons. On March 23, 1989, these two Utah scientists held an astonishing press conference, maintaining that they had succeeded,... more...

  • Half Lifeby Frank Close

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 33.99

    The memo landed on Kim Philby's desk in Washington, DC, in July 1950. Three months later, Bruno Pontecorvo, a physicist at Harwell, Britain's atomic energy lab, disappeared without a trace. When he re-surfaced six years later, he was on the other side of the Iron Curtain. One of the most brilliant scientists of his generation, Pontecorvo seemed to... more...

  • Lucifer's Legacyby Frank Close

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Popular science writer's cosmic "tour" of asymmetry ranges from development of human embryos to the mysterious Higgs boson, or "God particle," and ongoing research at the CERN laboratory. 2000 edition. more...

  • Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introductionby Frank Close

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction Frank Close describes the historical development of nuclear physics, our understanding of the nucleus, how nuclei form, and the applications of the field in medicine. Exploring key concepts, Frank Close shows how nuclear physics brings the physics of the stars to Earth. more...

  • Theories of Everything: Ideas in Profileby Frank Close

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 6.65

    Physicist Frank Close takes the reader to the frontiers of science in a vividly told investigation of revolutionary science and enterprise from the seventeenth century to the present. He looks at what has been meant by theories of everything, explores the scientific breakthroughs they have allowed, and shows the far-reaching effects they have had... more...

  • Nothing: A Very Short Introductionby Frank Close

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 7.99

    What is 'nothing'? What remains when you take all the matter away? Can empty space - a void - exist? This Very Short Introduction explores the science and history of the elusive void: from Aristotle's theories to black holes and quantum particles, and why the latest discoveries about the vacuum tell us extraordinary things about the cosmos. more...