Giles Sparrow Natural World Close-Up

ISBN 13: 9780857386311

Natural World Close-Up

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9780857386311: Natural World Close-Up

Embark on an incredible high magnification journey through the wondrous diversity, complexity and majesty of the natural world. From leafy sea dragons and poison arrow frogs to leaf stomata and fern spores; from quartz crystals and metamorphic rocks to glacier ice and rainbows, The Natural World Close-Up allows you to witness in astonishing detail some of the most remarkable sights on the planet. This stunning visual reference is ideal for all nature lovers or conservationists, wildlife watchers, or anyone interested in witnessing the astonishing diversity and beauty of the our planets amazing flora and fauna. Chapters include: LIFE; THE ANIMAL KINGDOM; PLANTS AND FUNGI; EARTH; AIR AND WATER. With over 300 captivating images of plants, animals and micro-organisms, including some of the closest views that technology has to offer, The Natural World Close-Up allows you to see the nature as never before.

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About the Author:

Giles Sparrow studied Astronomy at University College London, and Science Communication at Imperial College. He has acted as author, consultant and contributor on numerous popular science books, and is the author of, amongst others, The Universe and How To See It, Cosmos, The Stargazer's Handbook, Voyage Across the Cosmos and Hubble - Window on the Universe and most recently Cosmos Close-up.


The microscope has come a long way in 400 years. (Wall Street Journal 2011-10-22)

This book is likely to blow your mind; it did ours. You know what a strawberry looks like, as well as a clamshell, a block of marble and a polar bear. But do you know what these items look like under extreme magnification? ... Straightforward, informative text accompanies each image; the language is accessible to any adult reader. We warn you of this, however: this book is so intricate that you could easily spend hours, even days, exploring the images. You may also begin to annoy your family as you keep calling their attention to yet another example of an everyday object turned incredible upon closer inspection. (Earth Magazine 2012-12-01)

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