How many electrons can dance on the head of a pin? What do DNA strands look like when chased by an electrical charge? A rare collaboration between artist and scientist explores the hidden visual splendor of scientific phenomena. MIT photographer Felice Frankel finds startling beauty in the undulations of liquid crystal film and other scientific wonders. George Whitesides' text explains each photograph. Color photos throughout.

On the Surface of Things 1997, Chronicle Books, San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780811813945

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On the Surface of Things 1997, Chronicle Books (CA), San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780811813716