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On the surface of things : images of the extraordinary in science

Author: Felice Frankel; G M Whitesides
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How many electrons can dance on the head of a pin? What do DNA strands look like when chased by an electrical charge? Using innovative photographic technology, MIT artist-in-residence Felice Frankel finds startling abstract beauty in the undulations of liquid crystal film, the gymnastics of plastic microstructures, the migratory trudge of bacteria, and other scientific wonders." "What do these experiments teach us,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Felice Frankel; G M Whitesides
ISBN: 0811813711 9780811813716 0811813940 9780811813945
OCLC Number: 36307827
Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The sizes of things --
Light --
Form --
Order --
Change --
Disorder --
Illusion.
Responsibility: Felice Frankel and George M. Whitesides.
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"How many electrons can dance on the head of a pin? What do DNA strands look like when chased by an electrical charge? Using innovative photographic technology, MIT artist-in-residence Felice Frankel finds startling abstract beauty in the undulations of liquid crystal film, the gymnastics of plastic microstructures, the migratory trudge of bacteria, and other scientific wonders." "What do these experiments teach us, and how might such scientific innovations affect our world? A fascinating text by world-renowned Harvard chemistry professor George M. Whitesides explains each photograph, describing why and how each of these phenomena occur."--Jacket.

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