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Invisible Worlds By Piers Bizony

Invisible Worlds
by Piers Bizony

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This volume is an illustrated guide to the world of the invisible that proves there is more to seeing than meets the eye.
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Invisible Worlds: Exploring the Unseen by Piers Bizony

What we see, even on the brightest summer's day, is only a fraction of what is really there. But we have been inventing new ways of seeing, delving ever deeper into the invisible world, for more then a century now. We can now 'see' heat, sound and all manner of exotic energies and radiations. We can look deep into our minds and witness fleeting thoughts. We can look back in time to the dawn of the universe and we can even see the particles that we think might be the fundamental building blocks of reality. And computer simulations powered by 21st-century mathematics are hinting that there are still greater truths to be glimpsed beyond the clumsy realms of light and matter. With over 100 incredible images that take us from inside the atom to the edge of our universe and beyond, this book explores our journey into worlds inaccessible to our natural senses.

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Invisible Worlds Reviews


'Argh! Where am I? Hold on to your head, this is going to be a twister. Humans can see about 1/5000,000 of stuff out there, a statistic we just made up to illusrate how good this book is. It's full of photos of atoms exploding, microscopic insects eating human bum flakes, the sun farting out a spume of boiling plasma larger than Earth, a map of the entire universe... it supplies you with an incredibly diverse spectrum of all the things that are there, but you'll never see...' FRONT - Book of the Month 'In this collection of stunning images, science writer and television producer Piers Bizony takes his readers on a journey through the electromagnetic spectrum, of which visible light is but a narrow band, and beyond...His accessible descriptions and imaginative analogies, interspersed with historical references, makes complex science enjoyable and informative. This is a coffe-table science book you can dip into again and again.' GEOGRAPHICAL 'In Invisible Worlds, Piers Bizony looks beyond feeble human vision to reveal some truly glorious sights... a real eye-opener.' FOCUS 'The book takes us on a staggering visual journey through scenes that are not visible to the naked eye... stunning... fascinating... very topical... This is most definitely a coffee-table book but it is not without considerable educational value... the quality of the photographs and the printing make it excellent value for money.' CHEMISTRY WORLD

About Piers Bizony


Dr Jim al-Khalili is a theoretical physicist and senior lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Surrey. He has twice been nominated for the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Award for the Public Understanding of Science and is the Institute of Physics Schools and Colleges lecturer. He is the author of BLACK HOLES, WORMHOLES AND TIME MACHINES and has appeared on Radio 4's LEADING EDGE and the BBC's TOMORROW'S WORLD and HORIZON programmes. Piers Bizony is a science writer and television producer. He is a regular contributor to FOCUS magazine, THE INDEPENDENT, the EVENING STANDARD and WIRED. He is the author of five previous books on film and space. Dr Jim Al-Khalili is a theoretical physicist at the University of Surrey. He has twice been nominated for the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Award for the Public Understanding of Science and is the Institute of Physics Schools and Colleges lecturer. He is the author of the acclaimed BLACK HOLES, WORMHOLES AND TIME MACHINES and QUANTUM.

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GOR002792389
Invisible Worlds: Exploring the Unseen by Piers Bizony
Piers Bizony
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2004-06-08
240
0297843427
9780297843429
N/A
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