Middle World: The Restless Heart of Matter and Life by M. HawMiddle World: The Restless Heart of Matter and Life by M. Haw

Middle World: The Restless Heart of Matter and Life

byM. Haw

Hardcover | November 28, 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.
MARK HAW is a Materials Scientist at the University of Nottingham, UK, having spent a decade researching Brownian motion at the University of Edinburgh and the Ecole des Mines, France. He has written Physics and Chemistry features forNatureandPhysics World, published numerous short stories and penned three novels.
Title:Middle World: The Restless Heart of Matter and LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:202 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.82 inPublished:November 28, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781403986030

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Table of Contents

Tiny Things That Can't Stand Still An Accidental Discovery Gardens of Delight, Orchards of Determinism Theories of Everything... and Rice Pudding Statistics and Two Giant Intellects A Question of Reality The Importance of Being Einstein Rubber Balls Good Dice, Bad Dice Nanomachines, Nanopromise and Nanothreat Living Roots The Cradle of Creation

Editorial 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 "Fast-paced, witty - with vignettes of the great minds who flung science into the modern era." --American Scientist