...a poem as lovely as a tree." These famous words were penned by Joyce Kilmer, but Kilmer would see neither poems nor trees if not for the fundamental elementary particles that make up all matter.
Still, Kilmer had the right idea - the natural world is amazing, but sometimes the easiest way to find out about it is through a book! The Internet is a thriving source of interactive, engaging, and entertaining resources, but there's nothing quite like a book in your hands when exploring the realms of the unknown.
Fortunately, both the Library of Congress classification system and the Dewey Decimal System have sections devoted to the study of science, and even subatomic particles!
If your library uses the Library of Congress classification system, look for books about quarks, leptons, and the rest in subclass QC, where topics relating to physics are found. Specific works about quarks, leptons, and the rest are most likely to be found in QC793-793.5 - the section dealing with elementary particle physics.
If your library uses the Dewey Decimal System, books on subatomic particles and their study is most likely to have a call number starting with 539.
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