Science is Beautiful

Disease and Medicine: Under the Microscope
Colin Salter

Description

Our understanding of disease and the powers of medicine today are unparalleled, and their documentation has increased signficantly.

Science is Beautiful collects the most fascinating microscopic photographs of our diseases along with the medicines we use to treat them. These photographs are profoundly fascinating – and also beautiful. Featured are some of the most illuminating microscopic images of bacteria, viruses and cancers ever captured, now made possible by electron micrograph technology. But there are also dazzling images of the crystals, powders and potions that we take to cure ourselves, including magnified versions of aspirin, insulin, morphine and caffeine.

This collection of images, as beautiful as any artwork, can be enjoyed purely as a visual voyage but also as a way to understand more of the science behind the image, whether it's the work of a meningitis virus, our chromosomes in a cancer cell or the breakdown of painkillers. Each image includes the scale of the photography as well as the scientific details in layman's terms.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    192
  • Size
    250 x 255mm
  • Publisher
    Batsford
  • ISBN
    9781849944410
Status
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Stock Code
171003
Our Price
$44.99