Out of Sight!: From Quarks to Living Cells / Edition 1

Out of Sight!: From Quarks to Living Cells / Edition 1

by Sven Kullander, Borje Larsson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521350441

ISBN-13: 9780521350440

Pub. Date: 06/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Out of Sight! is an explorer's guidebook for excursions into elusive and invisible worlds that cannot be experienced directly with our senses. It is a popular introduction into modern natural science that provides insight into the advanced and expensive technology required to explore universes too small for the eye to see. These are the domains of cells, on which all

Overview

Out of Sight! is an explorer's guidebook for excursions into elusive and invisible worlds that cannot be experienced directly with our senses. It is a popular introduction into modern natural science that provides insight into the advanced and expensive technology required to explore universes too small for the eye to see. These are the domains of cells, on which all life is based, and quarks, atoms, and molecules, the basic building blocks of matter. This book explains, in nontechnical language, how we obtain our knowledge of the micro-universe. With the help of many clear diagrams, it describes the structure of living cells, atoms, and molecules as they are found in everyday objects, as well as in more exotic and dramatic forms of matter, such as antimatter, stars, and black holes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521350440
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Our microworld; 2. Light; 3. Darkness; 4. Invisible radiation; 5. Forces; 6. Matter; 7. Living matter; 8. Cosmic perspective; Postscript and outlook for the future; Appendix; Index.

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