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Microcosmos: Discovering The World Through Microscopic Images From 20 X to Over 22 Million X Magnification

by Brandon Broll
     
 

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Praise for the previous edition:

"An amazing array of shapes and textures that would be the envy of Joan Miro."
-- The Wall Street Journal

"Hundreds of extremely magnified images such as botanicals, minerals and insects, transport the reader into another world. . . . Who knew morning glory could look so interesting!"
-- Chicago Sun-Times<

Overview

Praise for the previous edition:

"An amazing array of shapes and textures that would be the envy of Joan Miro."
-- The Wall Street Journal

"Hundreds of extremely magnified images such as botanicals, minerals and insects, transport the reader into another world. . . . Who knew morning glory could look so interesting!"
-- Chicago Sun-Times

Microcosmos is a remarkable photo-journey into everyday life through spectacular microscopic images. This new edition lifts the book to breathtaking realms. The extraordinary images, produced with the latest microphotography technologies, are displayed on more reader-friendly larger page layouts. Most of the 205 full-color photographs were taken using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), which allows us to see our world as never before.

Each page features a single image, a remarkable close-up that reveals form, shape and color in incredible detail. The book is divided into six chapters that cover:

  • Microorganisms
  • Botany
  • The human body
  • Zoology
  • Minerals
  • Technology

Every photograph is accompanied by an informative caption that describes the image, how it was captured and the number of magnifications.

With the stunning production values of its full-color photographs and its clearly written text, Microcosmos provides a fascinating journey of discovery for every reader.

Editorial Reviews

London Daily Mail
Weird and wonderful.
superfastreader.com
Gorgeous! The photos are really amazing, everything from bones to chocolate ice cream to mushroom spores. It's great eye candy for any photography lover.
The Daily Mail Online - Graham Smith
Microcosmos takes readers into a secret world of extreme close-ups...The book charters a voyage through a miniature world showing the unlikeliest parts of our lives in minuscule detail.
Halifax Star Phoenix - Bill Robertson
Here are things you may think you have seen, such as rocks or plants, as well as parts of the human body, magnified to show you things you couldn't have seen. Folic acid and mescaline are amazing--even far out-in their colours and details.
The Wall Street Journal - Alexander Theroux
[Review of hardcover edition:] An amazing array of shapes and textures that would be the envy of Joan Miró.
Canadian Materials, Vol 114(7), University of Mani - Barbara McMillan
[Review of hardcover edition:] Visually stunning ... Anyone who is interested in seeing how things appear when magnified will find Microcosmos fascinating.... Recommended.
Chicago Sun-Times
[Review of hardcover edition:] Hundreds of extremely magnified images such as botanicals, minerals and insects, transport the reader into another world.... Who knew morning glory could look so interesting!
CA) Pacific Shipper (Long Beach
[Review of hardcover edition:] [A] visually arresting collection ... Broil's informative text highlights the noteworthy features of each image.
Science Books and Films - Richard M. Jamison
[Review of hardcover edition:] This volume is an extremely well-produced collection of colorized micrographs that are technically good and quite interesting.... The captions are informative as written and do much to enhance the value of the book. I recommend Brandon Broll's Microcosmos highly.
Science News
[Review of hardcover edition:] Visually arresting collection... provides examples of SEM images from a wide variety of sources.. informative text highlights the noteworthy feature of each image.
The New Hampshire Union Leader
[Review of hardcover edition:] A journey into everydy life through spectacular microscopic images... 205 extraordinary full-color photos.
Green Teacher
At first glance, Brandon Broll's Microcosmos is a coffee table book; open it and lush photographs spring out at you... Enhancing each photo is a short informative paragraph packed with biological terms. You could almost put together a Coles Notes version of a Bio 101 course from the collected content.... Use this book to draw heretofore resistant high school or university students into microscience, or gift it to that hard-to-buy-for scientist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554077144
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
549,659
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Brandon Broll is a journalist specializing in science and medicine who has published stories on subjects as diverse as brain-mapping and crash-test dummies. His work has appeared in international publications, such as Reader's Digest and the Guardian, and he has been the editor or science consultant on many books.

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