Nano Nature: Spectacular Images from Nature's Microworld

Nano Nature: Spectacular Images from Nature's Microworld

by Richard Jones
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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 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)

About 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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TheReadingWriter More than 1 year ago
This is the most gorgeous book of extreme close-up photographs of ordinary things. The things you'd think would be drab and ugly up close, like the mouth of a housefly, are beautiful and fascinating objects of perfect design. Things you'd think would be beautiful up close, like the seed of a flower, may be drab when magnified 1000x. An artist or a scientist concerned with design would do far worse than to look closely at the beauty and functionality in the living world which has evolved to 2000 A.D.
4xsaGrandma More than 1 year ago
Nano Nature is filled with photographs of a world we never see in daily life. Fantastic magnification of things we encounter on a regular basis. From an art teacher's point of view, it is a fantastic reference for elements of art found in nature.
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