"Heaven and Earth
is cleverly conceived and elegantly executed, but what best recommends it, what makes it a bargain at 230 million times the price, are the photographs themselves. Here is Nature in all her vast variety, ravishing color, and myriad motifs....This magnificent, wonder-inspiring book reveals what a mysterious and extremely beautiful universe we live in. It also demonstrates that, if viewed from the proper distance, such apparent opposites as art and science have far more in common than is visible with the naked eye." C. P. Farley, Powells.com
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Synopses & Reviews
Under the lens of a microscope or through the shaft of a telescope the beauty of life and the universe is dramatically revealed. Hidden from sight because of the restricted ability of the human eye, minute creatures and distant solar systems are made visible for scientific investigation. Atoms, grains of pollen, snow flakes, butterfly wings, cloud formations, searing comets and star showers display their hidden wonders.
Heaven and Earth charts an awe-inspiring voyage of discovery through this infinite world of science from the smallest particles on the earths surface to gigantic galaxies thousands of light years away. Featuring the varied life forms, materials and phenomena of the cosmos, the book navigates a fascinating course through an unfamiliar world and celebrates the beauty and boundless mysteries of planet earth and the universe.
The images are presented in sequence according to scale and distance within chapters, and are roughly grouped by the instruments required for scientific study microscope, x-ray, satellite, telescope or other viewing instrument. These beautiful but unfamiliar images are accompanied by extended captions which explain what we are looking at, how big or small it is, how near or far away, and how it was photographed.
"Amazing pictures, a fascinating text....a book of utmost value." Sir Patrick Moore, Astronomer
Charts an awe-inspiring voyage of discovery through the infinite world of science - from the smallest particles on the Earth's surface to tiny dots in galaxies light years away. The book navigates an unfamiliar world and celebrates the beauty and mysteries of Planet Earth and the universe.
Table of Contents
Beneath the surface -- Just out of reach -- Planet Earth -- Into the heavens -- And beyond.