Heaven and Earth: Unseen by the Naked Eye
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Heaven and Earth: Unseen by the Naked Eye

by David Malin, Katherine Roucoux
     
 

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Through the lens of a microscope or the shaft of a telescope exists a universe of life and beauty that is unknown to many. Hidden from the naked eye, atoms, crystals, grains of pollen, snowflakes, cloud formations, searing comets and showers of stars are born, live and die. With an introduction by the well-known astronomer and photographer David Malin, Heaven

Overview

Through the lens of a microscope or the shaft of a telescope exists a universe of life and beauty that is unknown to many. Hidden from the naked eye, atoms, crystals, grains of pollen, snowflakes, cloud formations, searing comets and showers of stars are born, live and die. With an introduction by the well-known astronomer and photographer David Malin, Heaven And Earth charts an awe-inspiring journey through the infinite world of science--- from the smallest particles on the earth's surface to tiny dots in galaxies light years away. Presented in sequence according to scale and distance, fragments of nature are captured and photographed through microscopes, magnifying glasses, x-rays, telescopes, satellites, and radio waves. The images navigate their own trajectory through the cosmos and celebrate the boundless beauty of planet Earth and the universe.



About the Author

David Malin is a well-known astronomer and a leader in astronomical photography. He was formerly Photographic Scientist at the Anglo-Australian Observatory in New South Wales and is currently Adjunct Professsor of Scientific Photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Recent winner of the prestigious Lennart Nilsson prize, Malin's pioneering photographs of space have revolutionized our knowledge and understanding of the universe. Widely published, Malin has written numerous scientific papers and books. He has lectured on science, astronomy and photography at institutions worldwide. Malin served as scientific advisor on Heaven and Earth and contributed the introductory essay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714844398
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
1,300,262
Product dimensions:
8.37(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.67(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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