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Book Details:
  • 140 pages
  • Black & White
  • 7.0 x 10.0 inches
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ISBNs:
  • 978-1-4602-7429-3 Hardcover
  • 978-1-4602-7430-9 Paperback
  • 978-1-4602-7431-6 eBook
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Keywords:

Applied science, Mathematics, Physics, Ratios, Science, Surface area, Surface volume

Understanding Surfaces
by Lorne Lulashnyk


An intriguing appreciation of surfaces all around us and what they make possible in our world is presented here. Basic mathematical concepts present the role of surface and volume in everyday life through an abundance of examples of application ranging across technology, the natural world and the functioning of the human body.


Cover Description: Blood vessels. Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a resin cast of pancreatic blood vessels. The fine network of smaller vessels that branches off from the main vessels infiltrates the tissue, supplying it with blood. Gases and nutrients are exchanged between the blood and surrounding tissues through the permeable walls of capillaries, the smallest blood vessels. The pancreas produces the hormones insulin and glucagon, which regulate blood glucose levels. It also secretes digestive enzymes. The cast was made by injecting resin into the blood vessels, followed by chemical digestion of surrounding tissues. Magnification: x30 at 6x7cm size.


Lorne Lulashnyk has taught high school general science, chemistry and biology for thirty-eight years. He worked for three years as a chemist in Calgary and Toronto.


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