Super Vision: A New View of Nature

Super Vision: A New View of Nature

by PhilipMorrison (Foreword), IvanAmato (Author)


What does nature really look like? Scientific instruments enable us to see far more of the physical world than ever before. These devices can register millions of invisible colours, look back in cosmic time some 12 billion years, peer behind and within seemingly opaque barriers such as skin and bone, and capture events that last a mere trillionth of a second. In this volume, images of scientific interest and of beauty are accompanied by Ivan Amato's descriptions, which shed light on the images themselves as well as the technologies that created them.



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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Published: 24 Nov 2003

ISBN 10: 0810945452
ISBN 13: 9780810945456

Author Bio
Ivan Amato is a freelance science writer and associate editor for Science News. His work has been published in many magazines, including Science, Time, Scientific American, Fortune, Technology Review, Wired, and dozens of newspapers. Physicist Philip Morrison served four years with the Manhattan Project, taking part in the test of the first atomic bomb. Since then, he has written and spoken widely against nuclear war and the arms race. Morrison is well known for his numerous books (Powers of Ten), films, and television specials (the PBS series The Ring of Truth ). He is currently Institute Professor, Emeritus, and Professor of Physics, Emeritus, at MIT. Morrison is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences.