The Natural World Close-Up

The Natural World Close-Up

by Giles Sparrow
     
 

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A unique view of the natural world in stunning close-up.

The Natural World Close-up is an incredible journey through the wondrous diversity, complexity and majesty of the natural world as seen through the glass of a super-magnifying lens. More than 300 extraordinary close-up photographs reveal the intimate details of nature's most

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A unique view of the natural world in stunning close-up.

The Natural World Close-up is an incredible journey through the wondrous diversity, complexity and majesty of the natural world as seen through the glass of a super-magnifying lens. More than 300 extraordinary close-up photographs reveal the intimate details of nature's most remarkable creations. These are the closest views that technology will allow.

Spectacular high-magnification images zoom in on the most amazing details of plants, animals and natural features of our planet. Like a moving zoom lens, the subject is viewed closer and closer until it no longer resembles the familiar subject first shown.

Concise, informative text accompanies the book's photographs. Leafy sea dragons, poison arrow frogs, leaf stomata, fern spores, quartz crystals, metamorphic rocks, glacier ice, rainbows -- the world will never again appear the same.

Ideal for all nature lovers, conservationists, wildlife watchers and zoologists, this stunning visual reference is perfect for revealing the beauty and diversity of the natural world.

Editorial Reviews

Wall Street Journal
The microscope has come a long way in 400 years.
Earth Magazine
This book is likely to blow your mind; it did ours. You know what a strawberry looks like, as well as a clamshell, a block of marble and a polar bear. But do you know what these items look like under extreme magnification? ... Straightforward, informative text accompanies each image; the language is accessible to any adult reader. We warn you of this, however: this book is so intricate that you could easily spend hours, even days, exploring the images. You may also begin to annoy your family as you keep calling their attention to yet another example of an everyday object turned incredible upon closer inspection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554079247
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
08/11/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Giles Sparrow is the author of The Universe and How to See it and Hubble: Window on the Universe.

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