Microcosmos: Discovering the World Through Microscopic Images from 20 X to Over 20 Million X Magnification

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Firefly Books, 2007 - Science - 422 pages
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A journey into everyday life through spectacular microscopic images.

This substantial volume brings together extraordinary images produced through the latest technologies in microphotography. Most of the 205 stunning, full-color photographs have been taken using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), allowing us to see our world as never before.

Each image is a close-up that reveals remarkable forms, shapes and colors. The book is divided into six chapters that cover:

  • Micro-organisms
  • Botany
  • The human body
  • Zoology
  • Minerals
  • Technology.

Every spread includes complete, informative captions that identify the photograph and describe both the image and the way in which it was captured.

With its stunning full-color photographs and text written in clear and accessible language, Microcosmos provides a fascinating journey of discovery.

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Section 1
22
Section 2
54
Section 3
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Brandon Broil trained as a research biologist before becoming a journalist specializing in science and medicine. He has published stories on subjects as diverse as brain-mapping and crash-test dummies. His work has appeared in numerous international publications, including Reader's Digest and the Guardian, and he has acted as science consultant or editor on many books.

Brandon Broll trained as a research biologist before becoming a journalist specializing in science and medicine. He has published stories on subjects as diverse as brain-mapping and crash-test dummies. His work has appeared in numerous international publications, including Reader's Digest and the Guardian, and he has acted as science consultant or editor on many books.

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