Out of Sight: Pictures of Hidden Worlds

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Here, in thirty-six amazing images, you can see the unseeable-the delicate splash from a falling drop of water, a gigantic nebula in distant space, and many other natural wonders. The astonishing photographs and fascinating explanations take readers on a fantastic voyage that is truly out of sight.

Shows pictures of objects which are too small, too far away, or too fast to see without mechanical assistance such as microscopes, ...

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Overview

Here, in thirty-six amazing images, you can see the unseeable-the delicate splash from a falling drop of water, a gigantic nebula in distant space, and many other natural wonders. The astonishing photographs and fascinating explanations take readers on a fantastic voyage that is truly out of sight.

Shows pictures of objects which are too small, too far away, or too fast to see without mechanical assistance such as microscopes, telescopes, X-rays, and other techniques.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Photos of objects beyond the detection of the human eye--either because they are infinitesimal, too large, too far away or hidden inside the human body--are reproduced with remarkable clarity in Simon's (Destination: Jupiter) insightful volume. The author keeps his text to a minimum, explaining succinctly each image featured and the methods and instruments used to capture them, including compound microscopes, fiber optics, CAT scans, MRIs, thermograms and high-speed photography. Only occasionally does the narrative become overly technical for the targeted audience, as in a description of the magnification of subatomic particles in motion. Even the creepy pictures (a head louse magnified 320 times; and plaque and tartar on the surface of a tooth, magnified some 2,700 times) will attract readers. From a three-dimensional picture of a virus, as seen through an electron microscope, to a dramatic photograph of the vast Eagle Nebula, a star-forming region of the Milky Way galaxy, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, these images are awesome in every sense of the word. Ages 5-up. (Aug.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Gr 4-8-Simon has collected an impressive assortment of photographs presenting images that cannot be seen with the naked eye. They include pictures taken through a telescope, through a microscope, magnetic resonance images, CAT scans, scanning electron micrographs (SEMs), time-stopping shots taken with strobes, and aerial and satellite photography. The text serves primarily as extended captions to the photos, providing information on the ways the pictures were taken and a basic explanation of what the images represent. The large, bright illustrations are beautifully reproduced and present some fascinating views of the world. The subjects range from the very small, such as the head of a bedbug, to the very large and far away, as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope. This book would work well with an adult who wants to share the wonders of science with young children. Older elementary students will be able to read it on their own, although the striking presentation will also appeal to younger browsers.-Jeffrey A. French, Euclid Public Library, OH Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587170119
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.28 (w) x 10.28 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Seymour Simon the author of over 200 science books for children. More than half of his books have been named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children by the National Science Teachers Association. He lives in Great Neck, New York.

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