Science Is Beautiful: Disease and Medicine

Under the Microscope

By Colin Salter (Author)


Format Hardcover


Science Is Beautiful: Disease and Medicine

Under the Microscope

by Colin Salter



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
Using cutting-edge technology, take a close-up look at the surprising beauty of some of our deadliest diseases—and the medicines that treat them. 
What do human cells look like when suffering from Alzheimer's, osteoporosis, or HIV?  With the help of powerful microscopes and electron micrographs, this stunning book presents fascinating images of various diseases. They range from the most lethal, like cancer and Ebola, to relatively minor ailments, including Staphylococcus bacteria and dental plaque. The photos, which include dazzling images of the crystals, powders, and potions that we use to cure ourselves, are as beautiful as any artwork and help us better understand the science of illness.

Colin Salter is the co-author of Everything You Need to Know About Everything You Need to Know About Inventions (Thunder Bay Press). He is a history and science writer who has written about everything, including the private lives of marine gastropods. His contributions to Chambers' Biographical Dictionary include the entries for 500 living scientists.

Pub Date: 10/3/2017

ISBN: 9781849944410

Price: $35.00 / $39.50 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 192 pages, all in color

Trim: 9.875 x 9.875 Inches

Territories: US/Can/Mexico/South & Central America

Category: Science & Nature / Science & Technology

Publisher: Batsford

Carton Quantity: 14