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Nano Nature: Spectacular Images from Nature's Microworld

Nano Nature: Spectacular Images from Nature's Microworld

by Richard Jones
     
 

Nature is renowned for its staggering beauty. But it conceals a hidden world more stunning than anything we can see with the naked eye, a world that can only be viewed through a scanning electron microscope. At the furthest reaches of human technological achievement, this powerful microscope can magnify up to an astounding 200,000 times, producing images that

Overview

Nature is renowned for its staggering beauty. But it conceals a hidden world more stunning than anything we can see with the naked eye, a world that can only be viewed through a scanning electron microscope. At the furthest reaches of human technological achievement, this powerful microscope can magnify up to an astounding 200,000 times, producing images that unveil a world of unimaginable beauty and compelling complexity.

More surreal than any works of art, Nano Nature brings these images out of the high-tech science laboratory and into the public domain, revealing a wealth of extraordinary patterns and improbable structures. The scales of a butterfly appear as delicately fluted leaves, individual bristles on a mosquito’s wing are as distinct as trees in a forest, arrow-headed hairs on a carpet beetle larva look like spears in a warrior army. Combining spectacular imagery with fascinating narrative, this book uncovers an amazing world beyond imagination, giving us a unique glimpse into the hidden complexities of nature in all its glory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435110335
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/11/2008
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
10.68(w) x 10.54(h) x 0.99(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Jones is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, a past president of the British Entomological Society and author of several books on insects, wildlife and gardening. He also contributes articles on insects and the environment to several high-profile newspapers and magazines (including The Guardian, BBC Wildlife and Gardener’s World magazine), and appears regularly on radio and television.

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