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Middle World : The Restless Heart of Matter and Life (Hardcover)

Author: Haw, Mark

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Between the tiny world of quarks and atoms and the huge one of pebbles, planets and galaxies there is another world, strangely neglected by science since the time of Isaac Newton. It is inhabited by pollen, DNA and viruses - not to mention globules of paint, shampoo, milk and chocolate. Its middle-sized denizens have one thing in common: they cannot keep still.
Now physicist Mark Haw tells the pacy story of how scientists finally saw the restless middle world 200 years ago, having ignored it for so long; how, at the beginning of the 20th century, it spectacularly answered Einstein's most basic question about the nature of matter; and how we then ignored it again until just a decade ago. Finally, he reveals how understanding the weird, jiggling 'mesoscale' has today become central to nanotechnology, medicine and working out the origins of life.

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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9781403986030
SKU 203364553
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1403986037
Release Date 5/25/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0197
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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