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Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos is a non-fiction book by Isaac Asimov. It was initially published on May 31, 1991 by Dutton Adult.


In it, Asimov presents the atom and subatomic particles in a historical context, beginning with Democritus's original thought experiments and theory of atomism, and ending with then-current knowledge of the fundamental particles.[1]

The book is separated into twelve chapters, plus the index.
Chapter Subject
One Matter
Two Light
Three Electrons
Four Nuclei
Five Isotopes
Six Neutrons
Seven Breakdowns
Eight Antimatter
Nine Neutrinos
Ten Interactions
Eleven Quarks
Twelve The Universe
See also

Atom: An Odyssey from the Big Bang to Life on Earth...and Beyond by Lawrence Krauss


"Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos (Truman Talley) Paperback – August 1, 1992 by Isaac Asimov". Retrieved 2015-07-31.

Isaac Asimov, D. F. Bach, Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos, Plume; Reprint edition (August 1, 1992), ISBN 0-452-26834-6

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