The Secrets of Sand: A Journey into the Amazing Microscopic World of Sand

The Secrets of Sand: A Journey into the Amazing Microscopic World of SandFrom the beach to the moon–explore the incredible hidden world of sand, seen through a microscope. To the naked eye, the tiny particles that make up sand are less than inspiring. Under the microscope, however, it’s a completely different story. Looking at sand under extreme magnification, we quickly find ourselves immersed in a new world of brilliant colors, organic shapes, and the stunning patterns of nature. Every grain of sand is a snapshot i…

An Introduction to Microscopy by Means of Light, Electrons, X-Rays, or Ultrasound

An Introduction to Microscopy by Means of Light, Electrons, X-Rays, or UltrasoundMany people look upon a microscope as a mere instrument(l); to them microscopy is instrumentation. Other people consider a microscope to be simply an aid to the eye; to them microscopy is primarily an expan- sion of macroscopy. In actuality, microscopy is both objective and sub- jective; it is seeing through an instrument by means of the eye, and more importantly, the brain. The function of the brain is to interpret the eye’s image in terms of th…

Fundamentals and Applications in Aerosol Spectroscopy

Fundamentals and Applications in Aerosol SpectroscopyHelping you better understand the processes, instruments, and methods of aerosol spectroscopy, Fundamentals and Applications in Aerosol Spectroscopy provides an overview of the state of the art in this rapidly developing field. It covers fundamental aspects of aerosol spectroscopy, applications to atmospherically and astronomically relevant problems, and several aspects that need further research and development.Chapters in the book are arranged …