There are things we never think about. Or, at least, not enough. Things that some of us ignore or never knew they existed. Maybe because we don’t have access to them or just because we are not interested in finding out more about life.
We use cotton clothing, but how many of us are really interested in where the fancy t-shirts come from?
We eat honey, but without knowing many things about the life of a busy bee.
We look so rarely at the sky that we miss amazing and weirdly shaped clouds traveling above the earth:
and we forget that beyond the clear sky lies this wonderful and sparkling night:
And some are not blessed to enjoy snow, but the ones who do, sometimes don’t realize that snowballs are made of fragile, little stars:
And this is how a microbe looks like!
I recently discovered Microcosmos – the amazing compilation of Brandon Broll, a journalist from London writing papers on scientific and medical subjects.
The book offers an unparalleled insight into everyday environment, targeting both inanimate objects as well as close ups of animals, plants or even humans. It is a catalog that promised since the beginning to be a total success, no matter if we talked about commercial, artistic or educational aspects.
Inside its pages, the author gathered great images of different materials and objects scanned by the electron micrograph. The technology used allows close-ups on subjects up to 22 million times more than a human eye could see.
These spectacular images were captured using a variety of traditional micrioscoape based on light, along with powerful electron microscopes bombing with electrons the increased object, building an image with the help of the computer and electrons transmission. 203 images compiled within a book with a stunning visual impact.
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