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Super Vision: A New View of Nature
by Ivan Amato
What does nature really look like? Scientific instruments enable us to see far more of the physical world than ever before. These devices can register millions of invisible colours, look back in cosmic time some 12 billion years, peer behind and within seemingly opaque barriers such as skin and bone, and capture events that last a mere trillionth of a second. by Ivan Amato ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Harry N. Abrams
(first published 2003)
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Beautiful imagery. I found this for $5 at a SF library sale, yay! I wouldn't pay full price for it, because, like another reviewer said, you can find all kinds of imagery like this on the net. Although, the images of hydra, x-rayed nautilus shells, extreme close-ups of cells like floating strands ov thread, muscle tissue like etherial, striated fields of OTHER, etc etc, are stunning. Some of it reminds me of older 4AD artwork by Vaughan Oliver/V23. The mushroom-like images on the cover are actua ...more
The All-Seeing Eye!
This stunning coffee-table book takes you on a tour of the Cosmos, from the smallest guitar in the world to the edge of the known universe. Humans are born with a sensory tool kit with which we perceive the world around us: sight, sound and touch all give us the basic information we need to survive. But there are a multitude of things that exist beyond the range of our senses, things that are too small or large, too hot or cold, too close or too far away. If we want to observe ...more