Middle World: The Restless Heart of Matter and Life - Macmillan Science (Hardback)
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Middle World: The Restless Heart of Matter and Life - Macmillan Science (Hardback)

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Hardback 202 Pages / Published: 28/11/2006
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Between the microscopic world of quarks and atoms, and the macroscopic (observable) one of pebbles and planets, there is another world, strangely neglected by science. It is inhabited by things like pollen, DNA and viruses. Physicist Mark Haw tells the story of how scientists finally saw the restless middle world, having ignored it for so long.

Publisher: Palgrave USA
ISBN: 9781403986030
Number of pages: 202
Weight: 406 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A delightful story of an overlooked and underappreciated science and the scientists who made it. The writing never falters.' - Mark Buchanan, author of Nexus

'Haw's excellent descriptions ensure that concepts normally encountered only at degree level are just part of a riveting story'. -Chemistry World

'An accessible and racy account...there is something for everyone in this highly enjoyable little book.' - Nature

'It's a phenomenal book. It's slender and makes for an easy read, yet still it explains fundamental concepts well, in terms of the experiments that led to their discovery. There's a reason we make biology students take physics and chemistry, and it's because their essential ideas are all tightly interlinked and this book makes a good case that viewing molecules as inhabitants of that Middle World is a powerfully unifying perspective.'

PZ Myers, Pharyngula Blog (www.scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/)

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