Microscopic Worlds Set

Paperback - February 2012 - AU $89.95

A fascinating and inspiring exploration of areas of the biological world unseen and unknown by most.

In this series of three books, the author escorts the reader on a fascinating and inspiring exploration of areas of the biological world unseen and unknown by most. In each volume, the author presents often complex scientific ideas in a style that is lively and easily understood. Together with stunning 3D images, taken using one of the most modern and powerful scanning electron microscopes available, the books present a unique portrait of the biosphere. Each book contains a pair of 3D glasses. + Full description

There are three volumes in this set:
Microscopic Worlds Volume 1: Bugs of the Ocean
Microscopic Worlds Volume 2: Bugs of the Land
Microscopic Worlds Volume 3: Bacteria, Fungi, Lichens and Plants

Microscopic Worlds will appeal to readers of all ages. The author makes no assumptions about what the reader knows about science, but ultimately it will be the images that initiate a desire to know more. The more we appreciate the complexity and importance of small organisms and the minute systems making up larger organisms, the more likely we are individually to take a concern in, and respond to, global environmental degradation.

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In this series of three books, the author escorts the reader on a fascinating and inspiring exploration of areas of the biological world unseen and unknown by most. In each volume, the author presents often complex scientific ideas in a style that is lively and easily understood. Together with stunning 3D images, taken using one of the most modern and powerful scanning electron microscopes available, the books present a unique portrait of the biosphere. Each book contains a pair of 3D glasses.

There are three volumes in this set which are also available for individual purchase:
Microscopic Worlds Volume 1: Bugs of the Ocean, Microscopic Worlds Volume 2: Bugs of the Land, Microscopic Worlds Volume 3: Bacteria, Fungi, Lichens and Plants

Reviews

"The remarkable and sophisticated images were captured with the assistance of a scanning electron microscope and will instantly swell your admiration for the microscope, as will Swanson’s enthusiasm, awe and personal affinity for these creatures. His overview is simple, understandable and comprehensive. The book soundly challenges any misconceptions that 'bigger is better' and will inspire budding enthusiasts everywhere to appreciate the delicacy, complexity and importance of microscopic life."
Erica Odell, Wildlife Australia Magazine, Winter 2012, pp. 43

"The photographs, taken using a scanning electron microscope, are in glorious 3-D and they're great. Mouth parts, heads, scales, clawed legs, feet, hairs, even single strands of spider silk leap from the page in alien glory."
Leigh Dayton, Weekend Australian, Australia, 14 April 2012

"WOW! What a pleasure it has been to review this magnificent suite of innovative, modern and creative books which do more than just describe: they inspire and grab attention. They bring the 3D perspective to the microscopic world that is so vital for a fuller appreciation and understanding of the living and fossilised microscopic biological world… Not only do the pictures leap out at you but some you just want to touch…. Each time you look at these pictures there is more to see and more questions to ask, surely, the life blood of science. Science is addictive thanks to these books."
Glenn Vallender, Geological Society of NZ Newsletter, 2012

Details

Paperback | February 2012 | $ 89.95
ISBN: MICROSET
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
3D Colour Photographs

Features

  • Discount when purchased as a set.
  • New, novel approach to presenting a portrait of components of Earth’s biosphere.
  • Useful teaching tool for science teachers.
  • Each book contains a pair of 3D glasses.