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Out of Sight!
From Quarks to Living Cells

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  • Date Published: May 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521359269

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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.

    • A gentle non-technical introduction to what exists in the world of the very small, beyond what the eye can see
    • Many clear diagrams illustrate key points in the text
    • Attractive four-colour jacket
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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

    • Date Published: May 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521359269
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 187 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.537kg
    • contains: 150 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Authors

    Sven Kullander, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden

    Börje Larsson, Universität Zürich

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