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Gregory D. Mahlon - associate professor of physics, Penn State Mont Alto

Book Title: What is the world made of?: Atoms, Leptons, Quarks, and Other Tantalizing Particles

Author: Gerald Feinberg

Book Description:

I encountered this book when I was in seventh grade, shortly after its publication. At that time (late 1970s), what has since become known as the "Standard Model" of particle physics was still being developed. The picture of the world of sub-atomic particles depicted in this book kindled in me an interest and love of physics that has continued through to the present day. You could say that this book is one of the primary reasons I chose to become a physicist.

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