A journey into everyday life through spectacular microscopic images.
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.
Each image is a close-up that reveals remarkable forms, shapes and colors. The book is divided into six chapters that cover:
- The human body
Every spread includes complete, informative captions that identify the photograph and describe both the image and the way in which it was captured.
With its stunning full-color photographs and text written in clear and accessible language, Microcosmos provides a fascinating journey of discovery.
About the Author
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.