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Alien Vision: Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum with Imaging Technologyby Austin A. Richards
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Richards, a researcher for a company that makes imaging systems, draws upon other science picture books that explore size and duration beyond normal human scale as inspiration for this book. Richards samples what the universe looks like using different wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation besides visible light. His topics include night vision and surveillance with near-infrared imaging, thermal imaging and biology, seeing through clothing and fog with millimeter-wave imaging, high-energy astronomy, and ultrasound medical imagining. This second edition provides new examples and discussion of recent imaging advancements. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Austin Richards takes readers on a visual tour of the electromagnetic spectrum beyond the range of human sight, using imaging technology as the means to ""see"" invisible light. Dozens of colorful images and clear, concise descriptions make this an intriguing, accessible technical book. Richards explains the light spectrum, including visible light, and describes the advanced imaging technologies that enable humans to synthesize our own version of ""alien"" vision at different wavelengths, with applications ranging from fire fighting and law enforcement to botany and medicine.
The second edition expands existing content, explores recent areas of research, and provides new illustrations that demonstrate the variability of vision throughout the spectrum."
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