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Science is Beautiful: Botanical Life

Under the Microscope

Colin Salter

Batsford

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ISBN: 9781849944816

Price: £20.00

Publication date: 7 June 2018

Series: Science is Beautiful

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The plant world has always been appreciated for its visual appeal, but its true beauty can be revealed when you look under the electron microscope. This collection unearths some of the most wonderful microscopic images of flowers, trees and grasses ever created, now made possible by technology. We get to see the wonder of pollen, seeds, petals, algae and leaves. The images are as beautiful as any art. 

This stunning collection of images can be enjoyed purely as a visual voyage but also as a way to understand more of the science behind the image. Whether it’s the work of a lavender leaf oil gland, the inside of a pine pollen, flower stamen sculptures deep inside a tree bark, or the wonderful patterns of lichen. Each image will include the scale of the photography as well as the scientific details in layman’s terms.

 

ABOUT THE Author

Edinburgh-based writer Colin Salter is the author of Jaguar: The Iconic Models That Defined The Marque (2017) and a man throughly at home on Scotland’s great scenic route ‘The NorthWest 500’. Another of his recent books, Men on the Moon: A History of Space Exploration (2015) will be of no use to him as he tackles the earth’s epic drives.

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