Under the Microscope: A Hidden World Revealed

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CUP Archive, Jul 12, 1990 - Science - 208 pages
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The microworld is everythiing that is too small to be seen by the human eye, including atoms and genes, bedbugs, tastebuds, and even silicon chips. From mineral crystals toanimal protein, from the identification of viruses to the investigation of metal fatigue, this book sheds new light on a world at once startling yet familiar.
 

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Contents

HUMAN BODY Rob Stepney
12
ANIMALS Rosemary Taylor Michael Marten
42
Roots
68
Attack Defence
76
Pollination
82
MICROORGANISMS Jeremy Burgess
88
THE CELL Jeremy Burgess
108
INDUSTRIAL WORLD Mike McNamee
148
EVERYDAY WORLD Jeremy Burgess
174
TECHNICAL APPENDIX Jeremy Burgess
186
CREDITS
205
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