Hidden Worlds

Looking Through a Scientist's Microscope

Author: Stephen Kramer

Publisher: Perfection Learning

ISBN: 9780756951887

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 57

View: 499

This ALA Notable Children's Book opens the door to the hidden worlds of nature, as photos taken with powerful microscope reveal the hidden beauty of everyday objects. Full color.


Discovering the World Through Microscopic Images from 20 X to Over 22 Million X Magnification

Author: Brandon Broll

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554077144

Category: Science

Page: 222

View: 9285

Praise for the previous edition: "An amazing array of shapes and textures that would be the envy of Joan Miro." -- The Wall Street Journal "Hundreds of extremely magnified images such as botanicals, minerals and insects, transport the reader into another world. . . . Who knew morning glory could look so interesting!" -- Chicago Sun-Times Microcosmos is a remarkable photo-journey into everyday life through spectacular microscopic images. This new edition lifts the book to breathtaking realms. The extraordinary images, produced with the latest microphotography technologies, are displayed on more reader-friendly larger page layouts. Most of the 205 full-color photographs were taken using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), which allows us to see our world as never before. Each page features a single image, a remarkable close-up that reveals form, shape and color in incredible detail. The book is divided into six chapters that cover: Microorganisms Botany The human body Zoology Minerals Technology Every photograph is accompanied by an informative caption that describes the image, how it was captured and the number of magnifications. With the stunning production values of its full-color photographs and its clearly written text, Microcosmos provides a fascinating journey of discovery for every reader.

Stronger Than Steel

Spider Silk DNA and the Quest for Better Bulletproof Vests, Sutures, and Parachute Rope

Author: Bridget Heos

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547681267

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 79

View: 6508

An introduction to the field of genetics is told through the story of Randy Lewis and his work with golden orb weaver spiders as well as his subsequent creation of artificial spider silk that can be used to save and improve lives. 20,000 first printing.

The Woods Scientist

Author: Stephen R. Swinburne,Susan C. Morse

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618046027

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 41

View: 7610

Revealing just how active and engaging science--and scientists--can be, this book profiles Morse, a noted wildlife photographer, and offers readers a closer glimpse into the vulnerable homes of bear, lynx, deer, bobcat, and all the dwellers of the woods. Full color.

Adventures with a Microscope

Author: Richard Headstrom

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486135721

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 8666

Embark on 59 adventures in the natural world: the structures of numerous microscopic animals; what everyday objects really look like at the cellular level; preparing specimens and slides. 142 illustrations.

Micro Monsters

Life Under the Microscope

Author: Christopher Maynard

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780789447562

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3570

Explores the hidden world of very small creatures that live around us and even inside us, including fleas, bedbugs, itch mites, and more.

Beetle Busters

A Rogue Insect and the People Who Track It

Author: Loree Griffin Burns

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547792670

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 4120

Looks at the Asian long horned beetle, the threat the invasive insect poses to North American hardwood forests, and the dedicated efforts being made to destroy the beetles before they can damage vulnerable trees.

The Dolphins of Shark Bay

Author: Pamela S. Turner

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547716389

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 76

View: 630

A scientific journey to study the dolphins of coastal Australia considers the many potential sources of dolphin intelligence and what dolphin behavior can inform the scientific community about human intelligence, captive animals and the future of the oceans. 20,000 first printing.

A World in a Drop of Water

Exploring with a Microscope

Author: Alvin Silverstein,Virginia Silverstein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320162

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2120

Fascinating introduction to the world of single-celled organisms recounts the feeding, reproductive, and defensive strategies employed by an array of curious creatures: amoeba, paramecium, suctorian, hydra, others. Easy-to-understand language, 37 illustrations.

Super Vision

A New View of Nature

Author: Ivan Amato

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams


Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 9136

Spanning the world of scientific phenomena from sub-atomic particles to the structure of the universe, a selection of two hundred scientific images draws on an array of modern scientific imaging instruments and techniques to explore the rich beauty and vast complexity of nature. 15,000 first printing.

The Human Body Close-Up

Author: John Clancy

Publisher: Quercus Books

ISBN: 9780857386045

Category: Human anatomy

Page: 320

View: 4893

This is the definitive home reference for all the family - as well as a beautiful companion for anyone embarking on, or involved in, the medical profession.

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading

Author: Esmé Raji Codell

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565123083

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 531

View: 7111

Offers advice and guidelines on how to expand a child's world through books and reading, introducing three thousand teacher-recommended book titles, craft ideas, projects, recipes, and reading club tips.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Author: Bruce Alberts

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1317563743

Category: Science

Page: 1464

View: 6098

As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

Women in Science

50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607749769

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 127

View: 8801

A charmingly illustrated gift book profiling 50 famous women scientists from the ancient Greek mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Hypatia, to Marie Curie, a physicist and chemist.

The War of the Worlds

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science fiction

Page: 288

View: 6900

H.G. Wells's hugely influential book tracks the exploits of a writer who struggles to survive an alien invasion of Victorian England. After seeing the monstrous Martians firsthand, the narrator attempts to evade their destructive mechanized vehicles and must stay on the run to avoid detection. As he meets other desperate humans, he becomes increasingly pessimistic about any chance of survival. The novel stands as a major milestone in science-fiction literature, inspiring legions of subsequent writers and an endless array of hostile-alien scenarios.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Claremont Reading Conference

ISBN: 9780941742238

Category: Reading

Page: 77

View: 8036


The Secrets of Sand

A Journey into the Amazing Microscopic World of Sand

Author: Gary Greenberg,Carol Kiely,Kate Clover

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760349441

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 7888

From the beach to the moon--explore the incredible hidden world of sand, seen through a microscope. To the naked eye, the tiny particles that make up sand are less than inspiring. Under the microscope, however, it's a completely different story. Looking at sand under extreme magnification, we quickly find ourselves immersed in a new world of brilliant colors, organic shapes, and the stunning patterns of nature. Every grain of sand is a snapshot in time: Each grain originated somewhere and is headed somewhere else. Biogenic sands often contain fragments of the hard tissues from marine organisms such as shells, corals, sponges, sea urchins, forams, and bryozoans. When these organisms die, the hard tissues that are left behind erode into some of the most spectacular grains of sand imaginable. In this book, deep-focus microscope photography, x-ray images, and high-resolution scanning electron microscopy reveal their secrets. The Secrets of Sand is a virtual tour of sands from across North America. It shows their origins, the environmental forces that have acted upon them, and their journey from bedrock or invertebrate shell to the fine particles that, in countless billions, form our familiar beaches and dunes. It then moves on to an exploration of lunar sand, which has been formed under such alien conditions that it has no terrestrial counterpart. The Secrets of Sand is an amazing voyage of discovery in the ancient past--and the dynamic present--of the earth and our nearest neighbor.