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Science  08 Oct 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5438, pp. 248
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5438.248b

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The Quantum Beat The Physical Principles of Atomic Clocks. Fouad G. Major. Springer, New York, 1998. 489 pp. $49.95. ISBN 0-387-98301-5.

Major provides nonspecialists with an informative, technical description of the use of the properties of individual atoms to measure frequencies and time intervals