A Nobel Prizeâ€“winning physicistâ€™s â€śfunny, clever, entertainingâ€ť account of the history of particle physics and the hunt for a Higgs boson (Library Journal).
In this extraordinarily accessible and witty book, Leon Ledermanâ€”â€śthe most engaging physicist since the late, much-missed Richard Feynmanâ€ť (San Francisco Examiner)â€”offers a fascinating tour that takes us from the Greeksâ€™ earliest scientific observations through Einstein and beyond in an inspiring celebration of human curiosity. It ends with the quest for the Higgs boson, nicknamed the God Particle, which scientists hypothesize will help unlock the last secrets of the subatomic universe. This is not only an enlightening journey through baryons and hadrons and leptons and electronsâ€”it also â€śmay be the funniest book about physics ever writtenâ€ť (The Dallas Morning News).
â€śOne of the clearest, most enjoyable new science books in years . . . explains the entire history of physics and cosmology. En route, youâ€™ll laugh so hard you wonâ€™t realize how much you are learning.â€ť â€”San Francisco Examiner
â€śThe story of the search for the ultimate constituents of matter has been told many times before, but never with more verve and wit. . . . His hilarious account of how he helped persuade President Reagan to approve the construction of the Super Collider is itself worth the price of the book.â€ť â€”Los Angeles Times