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Microcosmos: Discovering the World Through Microscopic Images from 40x to 100, 000x Magnification Hardcover – 30 Oct 2006


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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd (30 Oct. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554072379
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554072378
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 4.8 x 14.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,127,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An amazing array of shapes and textures that would be the envy of Joan Miro.--Alexander Theroux"The Wall Street Journal" (11/01/2007)

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Brandon Broil is 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Taskiran on 20 May 2010
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my A Level Art students at school and I wasn't disappointed. The photographs are amazing and it is an excellent resource. Fabulous images from unusual sources and a great price from Amazon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Opus simplex on 28 Feb. 2013
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This review covers the book, which is invaluable to anyone of scientific bent that is keen to see and find out a bit more about the life you DON'T see! The photography is absolutely scintillating at high microscopic power. OK. You won't be able to afford the Electron microscope that makes something look as big as yourself - it will bring the perspective of those things much smaller than YOU an idea of what and how these things can affect YOU in various ways. There IS beauty in smallness! In addition to this, I recommend the DVD of the same title if you want to see small things really GO!

GO FOR IT, HUMANS....
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Can't Go Wrong 7 Jan. 2008
By Bruce Deitrick Price - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I try to confine my Amazon reviews to serious books about education and philosophy. When Amazon sent an email asking me to review this book (because, after all, I had bought it), I thought, no, I don't want to blur what I'm doing.

But what the heck, folks, this is a wonderful book. It's your perfect gift for smarter people. Not costly. Beautifully designed. Not a coffee table book, by the way, but sort of petite.

I'm a big believer in telling students about the very large and the very small (as people tend to think that the world they can see around them is pretty much all there is). Microcosmos is the perfect first portal into the unseen all about us. I'm also a big believer in trying to excite in people a sense of awe and wonder (as an educational tool). Microcosmos excites.

This book contains more than 200 color photographs divided into six categories: Microorganisms, Botanics, Human Body, Zoology, Minerals, and Technology.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
excellent photomicrographs 25 Feb. 2009
By J. Albert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Images in this book are excellent. I will be able to use them to get some of the high school age kids I teach enthused about learning microscopy.
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Microcosmos 17 April 2011
By Koehler - Published on Amazon.com
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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.
10 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful and fascinating 25 Feb. 2009
By Science Goddess - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Hi, this is Joanne, a bioengineering instructor at the University of Illinois. I read science books and review them. See more at my youtube site [...]

I know how to do all of the techniques used to create the images in this book and have an extra special appreciation for it. Lovely images, amazing to browse through!
draws you in 7 July 2012
By mightymouseaj - Published on Amazon.com
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Purchased this book as a father's day gift and found myself needing to look through each picture before I wrapped it. By the time I made it 1//3 of the way through my 7 & 9 year old were perched next to me reading over my shoulder. The photo's are great and the quick and informative descriptions make this a great coffee table or conversation starter book for all ages.
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