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Bibliography The articles and books cited below provide more detailed informa- tion on some of the topics introduced in this book. They are written at levels ranging from that for the intelligent layman to that for a scientifically knowledgeable person who is not a specialist in nuclear physics. Unfortunately, there appear to be no up-to-date books on nuclear physics for the layman. There are, however, many excellent recent books on elementary-particle physics, astronomy, and cosmol- ogy, most of which contain interesting material about nuclear physics and its connections to these other sciences. Articles from Scientific American G. F. Bertsch, "Vibrations of the Atomic Nucleus," May 1983, p. 62. D. A. Bromley, "Nuclear Molecules," December 1978, p. 58. J. Cerny and A. M. Poskanzer, "Exotic Light Nuclei," June 1978, p. 60. K. A. Johnson, "The Bag Model of Quark Confinement," July 1979, p. 112. W. C. McHarris and J. O. Rasmussen, "High-Energy Collisions between Atomic Nuclei," January 1984, p. 58. C. Rebbi, "The Lattice Theory of Quark Confinement," February 1983, p. 54. D. N. Schramm, "The Age of the Elements," January 1974, p. 69. R. R. Wilson, "The Next Generation of Particle Accelerators," January 1980, p. 42. C. D. Zafiratos, "The Texture of the Nuclear Surface," October 1972, p. 100. 201

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202 BIBLIOGRAPHY Books I. Asimov, The History of Physics, Walker and Company, New York, 1984. This lively survey of the entire field of physics, written from a historical perspective, contains six chapters dealing with various aspects of basic nuclear physics. Originally published in 1966 as a three-volume series called Understanding Physics, it has now been republished as a single volume with a new title. Regrettably, it has not been brought up to date except for an appendix on the most recent developments in elementary-particle physics, but it remains an excellent introduction to physics for the layman. P. E. Hodgson, Growth Points in Nuclear Physics, Pergamon Press, Oxford. Vol. 1, 1980; Vol. 2, 1980; Vol. 3, 1981. Each of these small books contains several dozen short articles on subjects of current research interest, written for the nonspecialist and originally published in Nature, New Scientist, and Physics Bulletin. They provide excellent surveys of the field of nuclear physics as of several years ago. Unfortunately, the series has not been continued. P. F. Schewe, ea., Physics News in 1983, American Institute of Physics, New York, 1983. This is the fifteenth in a series of annual booklets containing dozens of short articles on interesting developments in physics during the past year. Like the Hodgson series cited above, the articles are written for the nonspecialist, but here the subject matter includes all of physics, not just nuclear physics. The volumes are published in November and are available from the American Institute of Physics. J. S. Trefil, From Atoms to Quarks, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1980. Although the emphasis here is on elementary-particle physics, there are several chapters dealing with nuclear physics and accelerators. This is one of several excellent books on modern physics by the same author, written for the layman. S. Weinberg, The First Three Minutes, Basic Books, New York, 1977. Written for the layman, this modern classic by one of the creators of the electroweak synthesis describes in detail the evolution of the universe from the moment of the big bang to the beginning of nucleosynthesis about 3 minutes later. There are now a number of excellent, more up-to-date books on this subject, but this one stands as the benchmark.