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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Book Review: Microcosmos

Microcosmos: Discovering the World Through Microscopic Images from 20 X to Over 22 Million X Magnification. This postcard sized book is a collection of unbelievable microscopic photography from the archives of The Science Photo Library assembled by Brandon Broll. I was in awe of the visuals and excruciating detail of the images. Below is an example page from the amazon webpage.

The book is organized into 6 sections: Micro-Organisms, Botany, The Human Body, Zoology, Minerals and Technology. Each section takes you through a visually stunning micro-world. There are 205 full page Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images and the magnification and description accompanies each of the images. Every image has a unique feature that will leave the reader searching for more answers.

A great coffee table addition or a thumb-through for inspiration, Microcosmos will undoubtedly leave you in amazement at the little world that surrounds us. At less than $20 on amazon I highly recommend this for your library (looks great next to Reef)!

One of my favorite images from the book, scanned in by myself.

1 comment:

  1. To develop image processing techniques to measure the speed,angle with respect to target and rotation speed of the ball. im using matlab and it would be extremely Image scanning helped .


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