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Micro Life: Miracles of the Miniature World Revealed

Micro Life
Author: DK
publisher :DK
ISBN 10 :0241412757
ISBN 13 :
page Number : 336
file size : 130 MB



Explore the everyday miracle of the microscopic world

With spectacular macro photography and microscope images, this ebook reveals a hidden, living world full of intricate structures beyond the naked eye. Included are the tiniest insects and spiders, but looking deeper, you will discover truly microscopic creatures – even bacteria and viruses.

Earth is home to more microbes, and more different types of microbes, than any other living organism. Bacteria on Earth outweigh humans by 1,100 to 1 and without them, all world ecosystems would collapse. This ebook reveals this vital, unseen realm, but it includes large life-forms too, in extreme close-up, so that you can wonder at the beauty of a pollen grain, a butterfly egg, the spore of a fungus, and the nerve cell of a human.

The spectacular imagery in Micro Life exploits cutting-edge technology, such as focus-stacked macro photographs, as well as micrographs (microscope images) including scanning electron micrographs. Illustrations nearby explain the science – from the workings of an insect’s eye to how a plant “breathes” through its leaves. The biology builds into a reference on how life works – and how all organisms, however small, solve the basic problems of movement, reproduction, energy, communication, and defence.

Micro Life is a beautiful and surprising look at the natural world.