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Main Title The secret life of dust : from the cosmos to the kitchen counter, the big consequences of little things /
Author Holmes, Hannah,
Publisher Wiley,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 46343361
ISBN 0471211672; 9780471211679; 0471377430; 9780471377436; 0471426350; 9780471426356
Subjects Science--Miscellanea ; Dust--Miscellanea ; Stof (fijne deeltjes)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  Q173.H733 2001 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/16/2016
ERAM  Q173.H733 2001 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 05/24/2002
Collation ix, 240 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-228) and index.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- The world in a grain of dust -- Life and death among the stars -- A light and intriguing rain of space dust -- The (deadly) dust of deserts -- A steady upward rain of dust -- Dust on the wind heeds no borders -- Did dust do in the Ice Age? -- A steady downward rain of dust -- A few unsavory characters from the neighborhood -- Microscopic monsters and other indoor devils -- Dust to dust. "Some see dust as dull stuff, useless at best, and sneeze-inducing at worst. But in the hands of writer Hannah Holmes, dust becomes a dazzling and mysterious force. As Holmes says, dust is a messenger, and air is its medium. And by the end of this fascinating journey through The Secret Life of Dust, we cannot help but agree."--Jacket.