Out of Sight!: From Quarks to Living Cells

Out of Sight!: From Quarks to Living Cells

by Sven Kullander, Borje Larsson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521359260

ISBN-13: 9780521359269

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

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…  See more details below

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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:
9780521359269
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Our microworld1
2Light20
3Darkness48
4Invisible radiation62
5Forces121
6Matter169
7Living matter220
8Cosmic perspective243
Postscript and outlook for the future265
Appendix267
Index270

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