Heaven & Earth: Unseen by the naked eye Paperback – 9 Mar 2007
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'Amazing pictures, a fascinating text ... a book of utmost value.' (Sir Patrick Moore, Astronomer)
'Unambiguously beautiful.' (The Saturday Mercury)
'These pictures help us appreciate that we are part of something truly immense and yet beautifully and minutely detailed.' (Metro)
'Each photo is accompanied by a concise and informative caption, which elucidates but never lessens the impact of these breath-taking, bizarre, miraculous revelations of an unseen world ... You are guaranteed many happy interludes of reflection and instruction with this visually hypnotic book.' (Judith Bumpus, The Art Newspaper)
'Once you've seen a snowflake magnified 6500 times or an x-ray image of the sun, you will never look at the world in quite the same way. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the startling, hidden beauty of our universe.' (The Good Book Guide)
'For transcendendant beauty, buy Heaven & Earth: Unseen by the Naked Eye.' (Evening Standard)
'Visually, the book is a work of art but the subject is scientifically fascinating ... An exceptional book.' (Focus)
'An immaculately presented source of information ... A unique exploration of the boundless relationship between science and art.' (Creative Review)
'Heaven and Earth sends us back with renewed vision to the heaven and earth in which we live, more able, as the poet William Blake wrote: 'To see a world in a grain of sand/And a heaven in a wild flower/Hold infinity in the palm of your hand/And eternity in an hour.' (Times Education Supplement)
'Both educational and inspirational ... a breathtaking journey.' (Geographical Magazine)
About the Author
David Malin was formerly Photographic Scientist at the Anglo-Australian Observatory, New South Wales and currently Adjunct Professor of Scientific Photography at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Winner of the prestigious Lennart Nilsson prize, his pioneering photographs of space have revolutionized our knowledge and understanding of the universe.
Katherine Roucoux is a freelance science writer and a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds.
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Each photo is accompanied by a brief but interesting description of the processes behind each photo written by a highly qualified science journailst.
I chose this book hoping it would be similar to Arthus-Bertrand's excellent 'Earth from the Air...'. In fact 'Heaven & Earth' is in my opinion a better buy, due to the variety of subjects the photos cover and the fascinating image captions. Unlike 'Earth from the Air...' there is almost no repetition of the subjects for the photos.
In short, this is a book that has photos to interest absolutely anyone and would be a perfect christmas / birthday present. Or you could use it to keep the relatives quietly absorbed for a while!
One of my favourite sections of this book (about halfway through) is the satellite images of different places on earth - fault lines,valleys,rivers and mountain ranges are photographed in way that makes them truly fascinating, some look as if they could be abstract expressionist paintings. This book really lets you see the world in a different light, I would reccomend it to everyone - well worth the money :)
Good book eye opener!!
For a you budding scientists of the solar system lol! Beautifully illustrated!
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I have been giving this book to friends as family for about 10 years (I have bought around 20+ copies). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shaye
Fascinating book. I bought it for inspiration for my paintings... and I'm sure it will deliver!Published 6 months ago by Rita Chevrolet
Lovely book - with beautiful images, but fell apart pretty quickly - so, not very well made for price paid.Published 22 months ago by LuLu
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Bought this book as a small gift for my son. Had a quick skip through it and it looks just the sort of thing he is interested in.Published on 19 Jun. 2013 by Mrs S
I'm an art student doing work on the natural life, and this book helped my research and inspiration immensely, because it made me think about microscopic stuff too :) it also has... Read morePublished on 14 April 2013 by Carrie-Anne
A useful book as reference in the classroom with good colour reference and supporting text. Very reasonable price by comparison to the hardback versionPublished on 6 April 2013 by Mrs P R Leisos