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Your guide to new science books published this month

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Particle Physics: A Graphic Guide
Tom Whyntie and Oliver Pugh, Allen and Unwin, $12.99

If you’re looking for an advanced course in particle physics then this book is not the place to go. However, if you want a fun introduction that doesn’t overly tax the brain, Particle Physics: A Graphic Guide might be what you want. It’s light on equations but heavy on photographs of great scientists explaining their work, and even a pair of sock puppets explaining symmetry.

Living in a Warmer World
Jim Salinger (Ed), CSIRO, $35.00

Subtitled How a Changing Climate Will Affect Our Lives, this book is made up of 17 articles from leading scientists on how global warming will affect important aspects of the world within the lifetimes of some readers. Sections include Water, Food, Health and Decisions We Need to Make. There is also a section on What Nature Is Telling Us, including an article on the effects already observed on coral reef systems written by Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, whose work has frequently featured in Australasian Science.

50 Great Myths About Atheism
Russell Blackford and Udo Schuklenk, Wiley, $29.95

University of Newcastle lecturer Russell Blackford has joined Canadian Professor Udo Schuklenk to defend atheism and the application of reason...

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