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e-Book Microcosmos: Discovering The World Through Microscopic Images From 20 X to Over 22 Million X Magnification download

by Brandon Broll

ISBN: 1554077141
ISBN13: 978-1554077144
Language: English
Publisher: Firefly Books (September 16, 2010)
Pages: 224
Category: Engineering
Subategory: Building

ePub size: 1396 kb
Fb2 size: 1684 kb
DJVU size: 1400 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 374
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if you enjoy the world of the very, very small, then this book is for you. divided into chapters covering subjects as diverse as microorganisms, botanics, zoology, and the human body, and featuring magnifications from as low as 38x to as high as 12,000x and above, these photographs are stunning. beautifully colored to highlight the smallest details, each page is.

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This volume brings together images produced through the very latest techniques in microphotography. Most of the full colour 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 colours. This is a physical resource. Come and visit the National STEM Learning Centre library to see it. Find out more about the Centre.

Microcosmos is a remarkable photo-journey into everyday life through spectacular microscopic images. The extraordinary images, produced with the latest microphotography technologies, are displayed on more readerfriendly larger page layouts. Most of the 205 full-colour photographs were taken using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), which allows us to see our world as never before. Each page features a single image, a remarkable close-up that reveals form, shape and colour in incredible detail.

The extraordinary images, produced with the latest microphotography technologies, are displayed on more reader-friendly larger page layouts. Most of the 205 full-color photographs were taken using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), which allows us to see our world as never before. Each page features a single image, a remarkable close-up that reveals form, shape and color in incredible detail. The book is divided into six chapters that cover: Micro-organisms Botany The human body Zoology Minerals Technology. 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. Every spread includes complete, informative captions that identify the photograph and describe both the image and the way in which it was captured. The extraordinary images, produced with the latest microphotography techlogies, are displayed on more readerfriendly larger page layouts.

Praise for the previous edition:

"An amazing array of shapes and textures that would be the envy of Joan Miro." -- The Wall Street Journal

"Hundreds of extremely magnified images such as botanicals, minerals and insects, transport the reader into another world. . . . Who knew morning glory could look so interesting!" -- Chicago Sun-Times

Microcosmos is a remarkable photo-journey into everyday life through spectacular microscopic images. This new edition lifts the book to breathtaking realms. The extraordinary images, produced with the latest microphotography technologies, are displayed on more reader-friendly larger page layouts. Most of the 205 full-color photographs were taken using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), which allows us to see our world as never before.

Each page features a single image, a remarkable close-up that reveals form, shape and color in incredible detail. The book is divided into six chapters that cover:

Microorganisms Botany The human body Zoology Minerals Technology

Every photograph is accompanied by an informative caption that describes the image, how it was captured and the number of magnifications.

With the stunning production values of its full-color photographs and its clearly written text, Microcosmos provides a fascinating journey of discovery for every reader.

Comments:
Jube
Reading through this book was a frustrating experience. After every page I wanted more... but not in a complementary way. I was left feeling like with just a bit more effort, this could have been really great book.

The photos, are of course, the main event here. They're fascinating to look at, and some are quite beautiful. But the accompanying text feels like it goes out of its way to be unhelpful. It alternates between dropping unexplained, non sequitur factoids ("In the extreme corners of the stem, the best position mechanically, small collenchyma cells are visible"), and a rote listing of textbook labels ("The xylem and phloem are surrounded by a ring of parenchyma cells.").

I suppose I was hoping for an pithy synopsis of each image, from an expert--a botanist, biologist, or a materials scientist--but one gets the impression that an intern was hired to copy random paragraphs from wikipedia for the accompanying text.

So the words are forgettable, but who cares, the pictures are pretty, right? Except the decision was made to limit every image to half the page, leaving the other half for explanatory text (which is never more than one paragraph) and thus mostly empty! Why would you do that?!

There is always a large magnification label (e.g., 1000X) but no real sense of scale is ever given. This could have been easily done with an inset image of the subject zoomed out, or with an introductory chapter giving familiar examples for scale comparison, or with measurement overlays, or any number of ways. People are really bad at conceptualizing exponential scale; just listing the magnification power isn't really sufficient.

So, this makes a great coffee table book, but if you're looking for more depth, you'll need to find it elsewhere.

Vudomuro
Really great images that leave you in awe, albeit images one could easily find on the internet. There is a description for each image, which is not always found on the images you get online, which is why I bought it. I will say though, not every image is sharp, and some even repeat on different pages at different angles, but that's because something is just difficult to image and there are further explanations in following pages.

Usic
There are not many books with microscopic images on Amazon: bearing that in mind this book would deserve an extra star, it is divided on sections each with a subject, minerals, plants, human body etc.. The frustating thing is the lack of care on the books design, each page is half blank with few big O letters on what the pic is about: more text would be welcome as pointed out by another reviewer...either this or to blow up the picture to frame the whole page, the description line would be fine on the margin.

On the end the book could be half on size that would make no difference.

Nice pictures though.

Ueledavi
if you enjoy the world of the very, very small, then this book is for you. divided into chapters covering subjects as diverse as microorganisms, botanics, zoology, and the human body, and featuring magnifications from as low as 38x to as high as 12,000x and above, these photographs are stunning. beautifully colored to highlight the smallest details, each page is a journey of discovery. it is hard to believe, for example, that single celled animals can have hairlike structures, and even harder to believe that you can view these incredibly tiny features. While this book is geared toward adult audiences, children too will find many of the images captivating, especially those like the head of a mosquito, or butterfly scales.

A steal at twice the price, you can't afford to pass this one up at a price of under $10.

Otiel
I'm loving this book. My only complaint is that I wish there was more of it! Can't recommend it enough!

Fecage
I love this book! As a deep look at the unseen world around us, it will speak to anyone with a love of nature and science. The beauty and composition of the photos is amazing, as the are selected images and the narrative that accompany them. The layout is in 'categories'(Microorganisms, Zoology, Technology, etc), making it easy to find your favorite section -- I love the ant carrying the microchip!

I work in Public Health, and this has become my 'gift of choice' for my senior staff. (I've purchased 6 copies,...so far.) It's compact size makes it much more workable than a 'Coffee Table' book, and the beauty and coloration enhancement of the photographs make it a book I also read with my 4 year old grandchild.

Fifty years ago, the Walt Disney World TV program used to show clips of slow-motion droplets of liquid falling into dishes and flowers opening. If the unseen wonders of the amazing world we live in 'talk' to you, this is the book to remind you of the miracle of planet Earth.

Anyshoun
I wish there was a bit more scanning electron microscope images along with some technical details, but overall this is a solid book.

The vast range of different images and the creativity makes it 4 stars. It is really neat and a few images really left me feeling humbled. Especially the picture of the Pentium IV chip. Wow.

I bought this as a gift for an 11 yr old smart girl who loves reading books but she got tired of it pretty quickly. IMHO it would have been nice to add some interesting details about each photo.

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