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 reader-friendly large page layouts. Most of the 203 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:
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.
Brandon Broll is a journalist specializing in science and medicine who has published stories on subjects as diverse as brain-mapping and crash-test dummies. His work has appeared in international publications, such as Reader's Digest and the Guardian, and he has been the editor or science consultant on many books.