From Scientific American
Frankel, a science photographer and research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, presents "a guide to photographing science material." As that alone, it would be of limited interest. But two other attributes give the book a far broader appeal. One is her goal of encouraging science workers "to find a place in your research for a new way of seeing and presenting your work" so as to see "the potential of using your images to communicate to those outside the research community." The other is the pictures, a stunning array that will communicate with any reader. Open the book at random, and your eye will be dazzled: a three-centimeter drop of ferrofluid, gold on gold (one-centimeter patterned chips on a gold wafer), or a flowerlike yeast colony illuminated by daylight from a window.
Editors of Scientific American
"Felice Frankel has produced a remarkable book about marrying pictorial art with science and engineering. The figures are a delight to the eye and stimulation to the brain. What's more, she explains how you can create your own."--Phillip A. Sharp, Institute Professor and Director of the McGovern Institute, MIT, Nobel Laureate in Medicine (1993)
"... a beautifully designed array of arresting images." Dee Breger Nature.com
"A valuable resource for researchers trying to get the best picture they can of their findings." Michael Felton Today's Chemist at Work
"...[a] truly remarkable book." G.I. Barenblatt Physics Today
"...an art object as well as a lab hand-book...as good a workbook as any you will find." J. Turney The Times Higher Education Supplement
"Envisioning Science can help you, your students and your trainees to produce engaging illustrations." Lee A. Meserve TRENDS ni Endocrinology and Metabolism
"Frankel's is a practical handbook that combines stunning pictures with descriptive text." Wendy Winn Technical Communication
"Here's an important new guide to photographing scientific material and creating accurate yet dramatic photographic presentations." Angelynn Grant Design Annual
"The text is highlighted by hundreds of stunning examples and detailed instructions." Science News
"There's no way to describe this book other than as a true teacher's gift - a master photographer of the art of science teaches her craft, with patience, graphic detail, and feeling to all of us who need to visualize and represent this world." Roald Hoffmann , Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Cornell University, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1981)
"This is as good a workbook as any you will find." J. Turney The Times Higher Education Supplement
"There's no way to describe this book other than as a true teacher's gift--a master photographer of the art of science teaches her craft, with patience, graphic detail, and feeling to all of us who need to visualize and represent this world."--Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1981), author of *The Same and Not the Same*Please note: Endorser gives permission to excerpt from quote.