Middle World

The restless heart of matter and life

  • Authors
  • Mark Haw

Part of the Macmillan Science book series (MACSCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Mark Haw
    Pages 65-85
  3. Mark Haw
    Pages 94-109
  4. Mark Haw
    Pages 110-123
  5. Mark Haw
    Pages 124-127
  6. Mark Haw
    Pages 128-149
  7. Mark Haw
    Pages 150-168
  8. Mark Haw
    Pages 169-180
  9. Mark Haw
    Pages 181-188
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 189-197

About this book


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.


atom condensed matter history history of science nanotechnology physics quark science statistics

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-8603-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-55231-9
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