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2. Atmospheric physics

2. Atmospheric physics  

Paul I. Palmer

in The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191788970
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198722038.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198722038
Earth’s atmosphere is tied closely with the Sun. The Sun emits electromagnetic radiation at a wide range of wavelengths. Radiation is transported through the atmosphere by transmission, ... More
9. Twilight

9. Twilight  

Ian Walmsley

in Light: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2015
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Sep 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782442
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199682690.003.0009
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chapter
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9780199682690
‘Twilight’ concludes this VSI by acknowledging some of the topics that have not been covered: the fantastic discoveries arising from looking at other regions of the electromagnetic spectrum ... More
2. A spectrum of microscopies

2. A spectrum of microscopies  

Terence Allen

in Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2015
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May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785290
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198701262.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198701262
In order to enable the eye to see detail beyond its normal range, we must provide it with a magnified image, illuminated in some way so we can actually visualize it, and with sufficient ... More
4. Seismic waves

4. Seismic waves  

Mike Goldsmith

in Waves: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842092
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803782.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198803782
Sound waves travel very easily underground, often for many thousands of kilometres. These are usually referred to as a kind of seismic wave and are most often triggered by earthquakes, ... More
The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction

The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul I. Palmer

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191788970
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198722038.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198722038
The atmosphere is the thin, diffuse fluid that envelops the Earth’s surface. Despite its apparent fragility, the existence of this fluid is vital for human and other life on Earth. The ... More
2. Nuclear alchemy

2. Nuclear alchemy  

Frank Close

in Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191788062
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718635.003.0002
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chapter
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9780198718635
‘Nuclear alchemy’ outlines the further discoveries of protons (the carriers of positive charge in atoms) by Ernest Rutherford and neutrons (particles with no electrical charge) by James ... More
6. Electromagnetic waves

6. Electromagnetic waves  

Mike Goldsmith

in Waves: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
eISBN: 
9780191842092
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198803782.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198803782
‘Electromagnetic waves’ considers the history of the scientific investigation into the electromagnetic spectrum, including Einstein’s insight into the quantized nature of electromagnetic ... More
Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction

Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction  

Terence Allen

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
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May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785290
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198701262.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198701262
Microscopy is a dynamic area of science, incorporating both basic classroom microscopes and sophisticated research style instruments that can be driven by light, electrons, or X-rays. ... More
3. Light microscopy—from Abbe to superresolution

3. Light microscopy—from Abbe to superresolution  

Terence Allen

in Microscopy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2015
Published Online: 
May 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785290
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198701262.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198701262
Hooke’s compound microscope provided the starting point from which microscopy has developed. It has an objective lens close to the specimen that produces a magnified intermediate image, ... More
Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction

Astrophysics: A Very Short Introduction  

James Binney

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
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Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191814273
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198752851.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198752851
Astrophysics is the physics of the stars and, more widely, the Universe. It explores the structure and evolution of planetary systems, stars, galaxies, interstellar gas, and the cosmos as a ... More

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