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

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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.
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'… its ample virtues - not least the clarity and richness of its prose - mean that Out of Sight! deserves a wide audience among students and readers of all ages who want a bang up-to-date survey of all matter beyond the range of our immediate senses.' Endeavour

'Out of Sight! is refreshingly different. It is packed with information about the 'microworld', from the quarks to the living cell.' J. F. L. Simmons, The Observatory

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521350440
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Our microworld 1
2 Light 20
3 Darkness 48
4 Invisible radiation 62
5 Forces 121
6 Matter 169
7 Living matter 220
8 Cosmic perspective 243
Postscript and outlook for the future 265
Appendix 267
Index 270
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