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The story of the groundbreaking scientific discovery that everything is made from atoms.

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The Clash of the Titans

The story of the groundbreaking scientific discovery that everything is made from atoms.


The Key to the Cosmos

Jim Al-Khalili shows how investigation into the atom unravelled the mystery of creation.


The Illusion of Reality

How studying the atom forced us to rethink the nature of reality itself.


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