Embark on an incredible high magnification journey through the wondrous diversity, complexity and majesty of the natural world. From leafy sea dragons and poison arrow frogs to leaf stomata and fern spores; from quartz crystals and metamorphic rocks to glacier ice and rainbows, The Natural World Close-Up allows you to witness in astonishing detail some of the most remarkable sights on the planet. This stunning visual reference is ideal for all nature lovers or conservationists, wildlife watchers, or anyone interested in witnessing the astonishing diversity and beauty of the our planets amazing flora and fauna. Chapters include: LIFE; THE ANIMAL KINGDOM; PLANTS AND FUNGI; EARTH; AIR AND WATER. With over 300 captivating images of plants, animals and micro-organisms, including some of the closest views that technology has to offer, The Natural World Close-Up allows you to see the nature as never before.
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Giles Sparrow studied Astronomy at University College London, and Science Communication at Imperial College. He has acted as author, consultant and contributor on numerous popular science books, and is the author of, amongst others, The Universe and How To See It, Cosmos, The Stargazer's Handbook, Voyage Across the Cosmos and Hubble - Window on the Universe and most recently Cosmos Close-up.Contenuti:
Introduction. Close to nature. LIFE: Introduction; Protists; Bacteria; Extremophiles; Viruses; The eukaryotic cell; Chromosomes; The double helix; Mitochondria; Amoebae; Foraminiferans. THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: Introduction; Sponges; Corals; Cnidarians; Hydrozoans; Starfish; Sea urchins; Segmented worms; Hard shells; Cone shells; Seep-sea squid; Tardigrades; Exoskeletons; Insect cuticles; Beetles; Compound eyes; Butterfly wings; Dragonfly wings; Moth antennae; Silk; Bees; Honeycomb; Termite mounds; Pond skaters; Houseflies; Mosquitoes; Myriapods; Spider webs; Tarantulas; Crabs; Zooplankton; Gills; Anglerfish; Fish lateral line; Fish schools and bait balls; Viperfish; Seahorses; Shark skin; Amphibians; Eggshell; Komodo dragon; Snakes; Gecko feet; Chameleons; Seal fur; Polar bear fur; Cheetah; Bats; Whales; Porcupine quills; Moles; Domestic cat; Birds; Advanced eyes; Feathers; Hummingbirds; Starling flocks; Penguins. PLANTS AND FUNGI: Introduction; Algae; Phytoplankton; Seaweeds; Mosses; Ferns; Cellulose; Plant stems; Tree roots; Leaves; Tree rings; Bark; Conifers; Flowers; Inflorescences; Rafflesia; Flower structure; Windblown seeds; Sticky seeds; Fruit; Cereals; Bamboo; Tropism; Plant oils; Cacti; Spanish moss; Carnivorous plants; Mushrooms; Bracket fungi; Penicillium; Lichens. EARTH: Introduction; Basalt; Granite; Volcanic ash; Sedimentary rock; Sand; Soil; Schist; Marble; Salt; Geodes; Quartz; Microcrystals; Malachite; Sulphur; Pyrite; Breccia; Fossils; Ammonites; Stromatolites; Fossil feathers; Coal; Amber; Chalk; Limestone; Stalactites; Iron meteorites; Chondrite meteorites; Impact craters; The K/T boundary. WATER: Introduction; Water-lain sediments; Erosion patterns; Geysers; Dew; Frost; Hoar frost; Snow; Ice on the move. Glossary. Index. Acknowledgements.
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Descrizione libro Quercus, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11085738631X
Descrizione libro Quercus, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX085738631X