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The New York Mets encyclopedia
Bjarkman, Peter C.
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Publication Information:
Champaign, Ill. : Sports Pub., [2001]

Physical Description:
320 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
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GV875.N42 B57 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
GV875.N42 B57 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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This graduate/research level book describes our present knowledge of protons and neutrons, the particles which make up the nucleus of the atom. Experiments using high energy electrons, muons and neutrinos reveal the proton as being made up of point-like constituents, quarks. The strong forces which bind the quarks together are described in terms of the modern theory of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the 'glue' binding the quarks being mediated by new constituents called gluons. Larger and new particle accelerators probe the interactions between quarks and gluons at shorter distances. The understanding of this detailed substructure and of the fundamental forces responsible is one of the keys to unravelling the physics of the structure of matter. This book will be of interest to all theoretical and experimental particle physicists.

Author Notes

Peter C. Bjarkman has published more than 35 books on baseball and basketball history and specializes in big-league team histories, Latin American baseball, and NBA basketball

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Miracle Metsp. iv
Chapter 1 Summers of Endless Disappointment: Mets Struggles at the Dawn of the New Centuryp. 1
Chapter 2 Concise History of the New York Metsp. 13
Chapter 3 The Great, the Memorable, and the Colorful: Profiles of 100 Unforgettable Mets Playersp. 57
Chapter 4 Unforgettable Moments in Mets Historyp. 123
Chapter 5 A Dozen of the Mets' Most Memorable Seasonsp. 143
Chapter 6 Postseason Heroicsp. 163
Chapter 7 The Mets Managersp. 177
Chapter 8 Legendary Front-Office Personalities and Memorable Broadcast Voicesp. 197
Chapter 9 Mets at the Millenniump. 212
Chapter 10 The 2000 Subway Series Seasonp. 224
Chapter 11 Mets by the Numbers: New York Mets Statistical Historyp. 240
New York Mets Bibliography and Selected Readingsp. 330