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Posted by Janet on January 25, 2008

For those of you interested in seeing the magnified world, this is a wonderful book. Not to be confused with the French documentary with the same title (although you should check that out too if you want to see insects and other invertebrates magnified), this book contains over 200 microscopy images. Each spread includes a photograph as well as a concise paragraph by Brandon Broll describing the subject and method of capture. Microcosmos covers a wide range of subjects from living things to minerals to man-made objects. I especially love the diatoms shown on the cover here. Some man-made objects such as tissue paper or used razor blades are equally fascinating. I can see this being a useful reference for someone who wants to do 3D modeling on the microscopic world. Even to illustrate something microscopic, or just have it because the pictures are nice, this is a good book to have. Microcosmos by Brandon Broll, available on for $19.77

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