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Middle world : the restless heart of matter and life

Author: Mark Haw
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, 2007.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Constitution
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Haw, Mark.
Middle world.
New York : Macmillan, 2007
(DLC) 2006047039
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Haw
ISBN: 9780230552319 0230552315
OCLC Number: 646781576
Description: 1 online resource (v, 197 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; 1 Tiny things that never stand still; 2 The accidental discovery of the middle world; 3 Gardens of delight, orchards of determinism; 4 From Industrial Revolution ... to rice pudding; 5 Statistics by giants; 6 Fiction and philosophy, time and reality; 7 A theory of the Brownian world; 8 From rubber balls to atoms; 9 From matter to life; 10 The middle world chain gang; 11 Engines of life; 12 Masters of middle world; 13 The restlessness of matter and life; Further reading; Acknowledgements; Index.
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'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 Read more...

 
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