Book Review: The Magic Furnace: The Search for the Origin of Atoms

The Magic Furnace: The Search for the Origins of Atoms

This book tells the story of the search for the origins of atoms, from the first concept of atoms as indivisible particles to our present day understanding. There is a great deal of the history of science in this book without it being overly technical or dry. The origins of atoms of various elements, from the big bang, in the hearts of stars or in their cataclysmic deaths as supernovae, are all addressed in an interesting and informative manner. If you are interested in the origins of atoms or physics or astronomy there is something in this book for you and you will enjoy reading it.