This is the book that Freeman Dyson recently reviewed for The New York Review of Books. Publishers Weekly has given it a "Starred Review."
Through crisp prose, interesting analogies and ample insight, Brian Cathart makes the basics of nuclear physics accessible while demonstrating the passion scientists have for their work. Cathcart instills in the reader a sense of excitement as the nuclear age unfolds around the world.
The Fly in the Cathedral is a riveting and erudite narrative inspired by the dreams that lead the last true gentlemen scientists to the very essence of the universe: the heart of matter.
The Fly in the Cathedral