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Spaceship Neutrino

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  • Date Published: October 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521367035

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  • Spaceship Neutrino charts the history of the neutrino, from its beginnings in the 1930s, when it was postulated as a way of explaining an otherwise intractable problem in physics, to its crucial role in modern theories of the Universe. Christine Sutton is well known for her popular science writing. In this book she describes how the detection and measurement of neutrino properties have tested technology to its limits, requiring huge detectors, often located deep in mines, under mountains or even under the sea. As part of the story she explains without the use of mathematics how our understanding of the structure of matter and the forces that hold it together have come from work with neutrinos, and how these insignificant particles hold the key to our understanding of the beginning and the end of the Universe.

    • Well-written popular science title by well-known writer at this level
    • No mathematics
    • No other book published in this area of physics/astronomy
    • Foreword by Fred Reines, the discoverer of the neutrino
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "... a pleasure to read, with many excellent illustrations including fine photographs of our heroes, on and off duty, and of their laboratories and equipment." John Edgington, Times Higher Education Supplement

    "So rarely does a book appear that is both technically competent and broadly enjoyable. Let neither the professional be put off by the jejune title nor the amateur shrink from the book's comprehensive nature. Spaceship Neutrino has something for all." Adam Burrows, Sky & Telescope

    "This well-illustrated, detailed...account is suitable for undergraduates and the general public." David Haase, American Scientist

    "Sutton's remarkable book, written without using mathematics and technical jargon, relates the history of the neutrino from the first suggestion of its existence by Wolfgang Pauli in 1930. Enthusiastically recommended." R.L. Stearns, Choice

    "...a brief, richly illustrated, informed and up to date overview of the entire physics of neutrinos. Her style is easy, the language lively and familiar....Beginners and physics-wise readers can profit alike....her timely choice of topic in all its breadth is hard to match." Scientific American

    "...an unconventional approach to modern astrophysics for the general reader...tells [the story of neutrinos] comprehe nsively and comprehensibly." Griffith Observer

    "...Christine Sutton, a physicist at the University of Oxfo rd and a skilled science expositor, tells the story of those bizarre specks of matter with vigor and authority..." The Sciences

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521367035
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 239 x 191 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 130 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. The neutrino hypothesis
    3. What is a neutrino?
    4. How many neutrinos?
    5. Nuclear spaceships
    6. Solar spaceships
    7. Cosmic spaceships
    8. Moonbase neutrino
    Further reading.

  • Author

    Christine Sutton, University of Oxford

    Foreword

    Fred Reines

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